QQI Level 5 Work Experience

The purpose of the Work Experience course online is to develop the skills needed to enable you to utilise learning opportunities presented in the work environment, apply work skills to consolidate learning in the vocational area and understand how work is planned and organised at different levels in a specific vocational area.

You will also develop critical awareness of the changing nature of work, set achievable goals for work experience and appreciate the importance of safety and welfare in the workplace. Alongside developing capabilities, both personal and vocational, to successfully meet challenges in the workplace, you will review career choices in light of your own aspirations, experience, abilities and available options. While exploring future employment opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

Our Work Experience course will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the healthcare sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in healthcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the healthcare sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award.

Course Programme:‚Äč

  • Personal and vocational skills audit
  • Setting goals for work experience
  • Preparing CVs and cover letters
  • Completing application forms
  • Equality in the workplace
  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Job finding skills
  • Effective participation in the workplace
  • Confidentiality
  • Health & Safety practises
  • Researching work organisations
  • Evaluating personal performance
  • Reflecting on the work experience placement¬†

Assessment Structure

  • Learner Record 50%
  • Skills Demonstration 30%
  • Assignment 20%

Course Delivery: Distance Learning

How distance learning works:

As our learner, you will be issued with a username and password which allows you to log-in to your course anywhere you have an internet connection and at any time. This allows you to complete the course at a time and pace that suits your individual needs. You will have access to the course materials plus support documents and useful links and video clips. All course materials can be printed if you prefer a paper copy. In addition, you will have access to tutor support through phone, email and via an online forum.

Our QQI Accredited Healthcare Programmes are delivered in association with Chevron Training, an accredited QQI Provider.