CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

This course is structured to provide a foundation in the theory and practice of health science for learners with potential for academic progression routes in nursing and related health studies in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and the UK.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or equivalent.- preferably to include English & Biology. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in the caring profession. Entry may be subject to interview and depends on satisfactory completion of an induction programme and Garda Vetting.

Course Content

  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Personal Effectiveness / Personal & Professional Development


  • FAR (First Aid Responders) training
  • Social Studies
  • Infection Prevention & Control


• 5M4349 QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies

• Manual Handling & Lifting – Charter of Physiotherapists or HSA


Course Structure

This Nursing Studies course combines a range of modules that provides learners with a realistic experience of the academic demands of studying nursing/health related courses at third level. As part of the course a three week work placement will be completed, which learners arrange in a health care setting.


You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments/Project Work

• Practical Skills Tests

• Examinations

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact Roisin Lavelle.

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Occupational First Aid / First responder €190.00 TBC

There may be additional fees for Handling and Lifting

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

Career Options | Progression

Successful completion of the Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies allow progression to related courses at Institutes of Technology/Universities. Examples may include BSc Degree (Level 8) courses in Nursing, Social Studies and Health Promotion through CAO and UCAS application systems. The course also prepares learners for paramedical work or employment in community care services.