Evening Courses – Autumn/Winter 2023

North Connaught College of Further Education is now seeking expression of interest for a number of evening courses commencing in September 2023. The courses are:-

  • ICDL Computers for Beginners – Digital Citizen

  • First Aid Responder

  • Healthcare

Below is outlined more detail on the above courses.

ICDL Comouters for Beginners – Digital Citizen

Who is this course for? 

Persons seeking to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competences in a range of communication and digital computer skills and to gain an understanding into the role of technology for living, studying and working online.


On completion of the digital citizen module learners will be able to

• Access a computer and navigate the Desktop and store and manage files.
• Understand how to create, save and edit a document and a spreadsheet
• Communicate effectively with others by speaking and writing and online via email and instant messaging.
• Use search engines, use online services and evaluate online information effectively engage and use digital technology and communication tools to become responsible and respectful Digital Citizens.

On completion of the computer and online essentials module learners will be able to

• Understand key concepts and carry out key activities relating to hardware and software
• Manage files and folders, store data, and manage applications
• Understand network concepts, and connect to a network
• Find and manage online information effectively, and manage browser settings
• Understand considerations relating to the effective use of common communication tools
• Send, receive, and manage emails, and use calendars.
• Understand potential threats and ways to protect computers, devices, and data.

First Aid Responder

Who is this course for?

• The First Aid Responder PHECC certificate can enhance the learner’s skills for employment as it is a requirement in many areas such as Childcare, Healthcare and the Emergency Services to name but a few.
• A first aid course enables the learner to save a life. It is a must-have for everyone, whether they know it or not.


On completion of this programme learners will be able to

• Deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions until arrival of emergency medical services.
• Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
• Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
• Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.


Who is this course for?

Persons looking to gain the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a supportive role within the Health Service.


On completion of this programme learners will be able to 

• Pursue employment in a wide variety of care services such as Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Community Care services, Residential Settings for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, Day Care Centres and Homecare Agencies.
• Within these services there are many work opportunities for example Health Care Assistant, Multi-Task Assistants and Support Worker.

Component Descriptions

Note: Below are outlined some of the component descriptions that will be provided. This is not exclusive and is subject to change. It is also dependent on numbers interested and only modules with sufficient numbers will run. 

Care Support

Care support explores the roles and responsibility of a healthcare worker, as part of a multidisciplinary team. There is an emphasis on understanding the needs of the resident/patient and how to provide enhanced quality of care. This module is about exploring personal planning and growth as a student HCA through reflection in a caring profession.

Infection Prevention and Control

This module is an essential part of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for patients, staff and visitors in care settings. This module will help you to recognise the following; the various types of infection, how to prevent infections and control outbreaks. Students will learn a range of practical skills required in IPC such as decontamination, terminal cleaning and management of spillages. Also the importance of hand hygiene using a wash and glow UV light box.

Care of the Older Person

In Care of the Older Person, you will develop the skills necessary to meet the needs of older people in a variety of care contexts; for feeding and showering a dependent service resident/patient. This involves learning the role and responsibilities of a healthcare assistant and the importance of effective verbal and no verbal communication. All of these skills are essential to meeting the communication, physical, social, emotional and personal needs of an older person.

Care Skills

The Care Skills module involves developing knowledge and skills to meet the differing individual needs of resident/patient using practical skills. While at the same time maintaining the person’s autonomy/independence, dignity and privacy. All of these practical skills are taught in the college in a fully equipped simulated healthcare environment. The skills will then be practiced by the student during work-experience placement in a healthcare setting.

To apply for any of the evening courses listed above or for  more information please get in touch by –

Telephone  on 071 9185035,

Email  on [email protected]

or drop in to North Connaught College of Further Education today.