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CS02 - Level 5 Occupational Therapy Assistant

The overall aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work effectively and efficiently in the role as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

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Is this course right for you?

If you wish to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy, then you have chosen the steppingstone which will enable you to consolidate your decision to either progress to a degree programme or seek employment. We focus on developing your understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant. We aim to facilitate you acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the Occupational Therapist in the implementation of therapeutic programmes with a variety of age groups.  

What will you study?

You will study a range of Modules, both Health Care and Occupational Therapy related in a state-of-the-art facility in Monaghan Institute. An integral part of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in Work Experience in the field of Occupational Therapy. You will have a Work Experience allocation each week, with an additional block placement of three weeks. This will allow you to see the theory learned in the classroom in practice in the Occupational Therapy setting. Furthermore, it will develop your vocational language and you will observe the work of the multidisciplinary team. On completion of the course, you with not only have acquired the skills and knowledge but Work Experience, all necessary to assist you in progression or employment. 

Areas of study may include:

  • Care Support 
  • Infection Prevention & Control 
  • Care of the Older Person 
  • Care Skills 
  • Work Experience 
  • Communications 
  • Human Growth & Development 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory 
  • Maths 
  • Safety & Health at work 
  • Word Processing  

Additional
Elder Abuse Training
FAR (First Aid Response)
People Moving and Handling

Qualifications Obtained

5M3782 QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills 

People Moving & Handling 

FAR (First Aid Responder) Pre – Hospital Emergency Care Council 

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact info@monaghaninstitute.ie.

CS02 - Level 5 Occupational Therapy Assistant

The overall aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work effectively and efficiently in the role as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

CS02 - Level 5 Occupational Therapy Assistant

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2023-2024

In August 2022 Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS02 - Level 5 Occupational Therapy Assistant

Career Prospects

Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates can find work in Hospitals, Outpatient Clinics, Schools, Rehabilitation Centres and Nursing Homes. 

 

MI Progression

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social & Vocational Integration

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
University of Ulster  BSc Hons Occupational Therapy 8
ATU Donegal Health Science with Physiotherapy Studies 6
ATU Donegal Health Science with Occupational Therapy Studies 6
TU Dublin Sports Science and Health 7
ATU Sligo   Occupational Safety and Health 8
DKIT   Health and Physical Activity   8

CS03 - Level 5 Health Service Skills

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a supportive role within the Health Service.

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Is this course right for you?

If you wish to pursue a profession as a health service worker, then this is the course for you. We focus on providing the necessary skills and knowledge required across a range of care settings with a variety of age groups. The course welcomes those who are already employed in a caring role, and require the necessary qualifications.

What will you study?

You will study several modules directly related to the field of health care. The appropriate interpersonal & interactive skills to work as a member of the interdisciplinary team will also be explored. An integral part of this course is work experience, one day per week, with a further three weeks allocated as a block placement to enable learners to gain experience in their chosen field and to enhance job prospects.

Areas of study may include:

  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Skills
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Support/Infection Prevention & Control
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Additional

Elder Abuse Training
FAR (First Aid Response)
People Moving and Handling

Qualifications Obtained

5M3782 QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills

People Moving and Handling

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact Marie Conlon.

CS03 - Level 5 Health Service Skills

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a supportive role within the Health Service.

CS03 - Level 5 Health Service Skills

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees

In August 2022, Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS03 - Level 5 Health Service Skills

Career Prospects

Health Service Skills graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Care Assistants in Nursing Homes or Hospitals │Activity Coordinator │Personal Assistant in Schools│ Care Assistant in Disability Services │Homecare Assistant │Special Needs Assistant.

MI Progression

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social & Vocational Integration

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
Carlow College Applied Social Studies – Professional Social Care 7
UCC Criminology 8
UCC Social Science (Youth & Community Work) 8
DCU Health & Society 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Drumbear Nursing Home │ Castleross Nursing Home │Mullinahinch Nursing Home │Oak View Nursing Home, Beltubet │ Praxis Care │Bluebird Care

CS04 - Level 5 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Speech and language therapy assistants are at the frontline of helping patients with conditions that affect their communication, swallowing and feeding.

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Is this course right for you?

This course will enable learners to work as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant or to use the programme as a foundation for further study in health care, speech and language and social care.

There are also progression routes to degree programmes in Speech and Language Therapy.

What will you study?

Learners will develop an awareness of how to assist the Speech and Language Therapist to help their patients manage challenges in relation to speech, language, voice, and swallowing difficulties. They will also acquire the relevant theoretical and practical skills, and gain work experience in a healthcare setting.

Areas of study may include:

  • Speech and Language Therapy Practice
  • Speech and Language Therapy Theory
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Skills
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

Additional

FAR (First Aid Response)
People Moving and Handling

Qualifications Obtained

5M3782 QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills Award

People Moving and Handling

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact info@monaghaninstitute.ie.

CS04 - Level 5 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Speech and language therapy assistants are at the frontline of helping patients with conditions that affect their communication, swallowing and feeding.

CS04 - Level 5 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees

In August 2022, Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS04 - Level 5 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Career Prospects

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant graduates may work with adults and children with a range of conditions including stroke, neurological disorders, head injuries, hearing loss and deafness, cleft palate or dementia. They may also work in a number of settings such as hospitals, schools, development centres and community clinics.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
University of Ulster Speech and Language Therapy 8
Wrexham University Speech and Language Therapy 8
DCU Intellectual Disability Nursing 8
DCU Childrens and General Nursing 8
Trinity College Deaf Studies 8

CS05 - Level 5 Applied Social Studies and Psychology

The overall aim of the programme is to introduce the learner to the area of sociology and social studies. This course will provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their understanding, awareness, knowledge, research, study skills and competence in Applied Social Studies, so that they may proceed to work in the social care sector or progress to further or higher study.

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Is this course right for you?

The course is designed to introduce the theory and practice of social studies and social care, to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, psychology, community care and practice. This course also offers an opportunity to gain an insight into care provision and an understanding of client centred care

What will I study?

The course focuses on a range of subjects relevant to employment in the field of social care. Learners will develop an array of personal and interpersonal skills for work in a variety of community settings. Work experience within social care settings forms an integral part of this course, with emphasis on communication and team working skills. One day per week and a block placement of three weeks is allocated, to enable the learner to gain practical experience in their chosen field.

Areas of study may include:

  • Social Studies
  • Young People and Society
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Psychology
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Additional

Elder Abuse Training
FAR (First Aid Response)
People Moving and Handling
SafeTalk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)

Qualifications Obtained

5M2181 QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies

People Moving and Handling

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office info@monaghaninstitute.ie

CS05 - Level 5 Applied Social Studies and Psychology

The overall aim of the programme is to introduce the learner to the area of sociology and social studies. This course will provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their understanding, awareness, knowledge, research, study skills and competence in Applied Social Studies, so that they may proceed to work in the social care sector or progress to further or higher study.

CS05 - Level 5 Applied Social Studies and Psychology

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees

In August 2022, Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS05 - Level 5 Applied Social Studies and Psychology

Career Prospects

Applied Social Studies graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Social Care Work │Youth and Community Work │Advice Work │ Counselling│ Education & Welfare Officer │Women’s Aid │Family Support│Residential Care

MI Progression

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social & Vocational Integration

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
ATU Sligo Social Care Practice 8
UCC Social Science (Youth & Community work) 8
DCU Health & Society 8
ATU Donegal Health & Social Studies 7
TUS Midlands Midwest Applied Social Studies in Social Care 7
UCC Criminology 8
SETU Carlow Psychology 8
SETU Carlow Applied Social Studies in Social Care 8

CS06 - Level 5 Mental Health Support

The overall aim of the programme is to introduce the learner to the area of Mental Health, Psychology and Sociology. This course is designed to provide an introduction of the theory and practice involved in mental health support within the social care industry. This course aims to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, and to develop a new understanding to the approaches and supports available within mental health services.

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Is this course right for you?

The course is designed to introduce the theory and practice of Mental Health Support, to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, psychology and specific issues for the younger generation within society. This course also offers an opportunity to gain an insight into the process mental health recovery.  

What will I study?

The course focuses on a range of subjects relevant to employment within mental health services. Learners will develop an array of personal and interpersonal skills for work in a variety of community settings. Work experience within social care settings forms an integral part of this course, with emphasis on communication and team working skills. One day per week and a block placement of three weeks is allocated, to enable the learner to gain practical experience in their chosen field. 

Areas of study may include:

  • Understanding Mental Health 
  • Recovery in Mental Health  
  • Social Studies 
  • Young People and Society 
  • Psychology 
  • Intercultural Studies 
  • Word Processing 
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience 

Additional

Elder Abuse Training
FAR (First Aid Response)
People Moving and Handling
SAFEtalk Training 

Qualifications Obtained

5M2181 QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies

People Moving and Handling

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office info@monaghaninstitute.ie

CS06 - Level 5 Mental Health Support

The overall aim of the programme is to introduce the learner to the area of Mental Health, Psychology and Sociology. This course is designed to provide an introduction of the theory and practice involved in mental health support within the social care industry. This course aims to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, and to develop a new understanding to the approaches and supports available within mental health services.

CS06 - Level 5 Mental Health Support

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2023-2024

In August 2022 Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS06 - Level 5 Mental Health Support

Career Prospects

Mental Health Support graduates may find employment in diverse fields.  Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to – 

Social care work in supported Mental Health SettingsYouth and Community WorkFamily SupportAdvocacy workAdvice ServicesCounsellingWomen’s AidRespite ServicesResidential Care

MI Progression

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
TUS Midlands Midwest Applied Social Studies in Social Care 7
ATU Sligo Social Care Practice 8
UCC Criminology 8
UCC Social Science (Youth & Community Work) 8
DCU Health & Society 8
Carlow College Applied Social Studies in Social Care 7
Carlow College Psychology 8

 

CS07 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and or take responsibility for the work of others in providing a range of services in a social and vocational rehabilitation context and or to progress to higher education and training.

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Is this course right for you?

This Advanced Certificate course is suitable for those who have already successfully obtained a QQI Level 5 or equivalent qualification in Applied Social Studies or a relevant field of study. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the many roles of social care, to develop the learner’s knowledge and appreciation of the duties involved and skills required to work successfully in a social care setting. Some learners with potential for academic progression may select this as a route to Social Care degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

What will you study?

The Applied Social Studies course combines a range of modules that provides learners with real opportunities to learn and practice Social Care skills. The learners have work placement one day per week, as well as a three-week block placement allocated to enable them to gain more hands on experience in their chosen field.

Areas of study may include:

  • Rehabilitation Practice
  • Disability Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Health Promotion
  • Person Centred Planning
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Nutrition

Additional

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
People Moving and Handling
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Qualifications Obtained

6M2218 QQI Level 6 Social and Vocational Integration

People Moving and Handling

FAR (First Aid Response) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

 

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office info@monaghaninstitute.ie

CS07 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and or take responsibility for the work of others in providing a range of services in a social and vocational rehabilitation context and or to progress to higher education and training.

CS07 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies

QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €70.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees

In August 2022, Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

Additional courses:
First Aid Responder, and Handling and Lifting course fees of €240 are also fully funded by Monaghan Institute and CMETB.

CS07 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies

Career Prospects

Advanced Applied Social Studies graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Social Work │ Youth and Community Work │Social Planning│ Advocacy Work │ Counselling │Educational Welfare Officer │International Relations │ Special Needs Assistants │ Social Care workers in disability services │Women’s Aid │Respite Services │Residential Care | Family Support Worker

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
ATU Donegal Health & Social Care 7
UCC Social Science (Youth & Community Work) 8
ATU Sligo Social Care Practice 8
TUS Midlands Midwest Applied Social Studies in Social Care 7
UCC Criminology 8
SETU Carlow Applied Social Studies in Social Care 8
SETU Carlow Psychology 7

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Praxis Care │Rehab Care | Foroige | Women’s Aid | Merchants Quay

CS08 - Level 5 Post Primary Special Needs Assistant

Special Needs Assistant is a purposely designed one year course to prepare you for work as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a variety of post primary educational and community care settings.

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Is this course right for you?

This course is intended for learners interested in a career working with young people or adults in educational settings. This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs in post primary and community care settings.

What will you study?

The course explores a wide range of knowledge and practical skills that supports a career as a Special Needs Assistant in secondary classrooms. Learners will study subjects that relate to human development, understanding disabilities and special needs. The course provides learners with the opportunity to for practical workplace experience in post primary educational settings and or community care settings.

Areas of study may include:

  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety and Health at work
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Understanding Special Needs

Qualifications Obtained

5M4468 QQI Level 5 Community Health Services Award

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact info@monaghaninstitute.ie.

CS08 - Level 5 Post Primary Special Needs Assistant

Special Needs Assistant is a purposely designed one year course to prepare you for work as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a variety of post primary educational and community care settings.

CS08 - Level 5 Post Primary Special Needs Assistant

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees

In August 2022, Monaghan Institute and CMETB announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

CS08 - Level 5 Post Primary Special Needs Assistant

Career Prospects

This course can provide you with access directly to employment.

  • Personal Assistant in Post primary (Secondary school)
  • Special Needs Assistant
  • Support worker

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
ATU Letterkenny Inclusive Practice for Special Needs Assistance 7
TUS Midlands Applied Psychology 8
ATU Sligo Social Care Practice 8