Nursing Studies (Nursing Studies)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349.

Achieve your career goal in nursing. Train with our dedicated team of fully qualified nurses in Mallow or Charleville Campus’s newly renovated and equipped healthcare unit.

Prepare and develop the academic and practical skills necessary for your progression to your third level nursing or midwifery degree. Join our Campus’s excellent record in career coaching, preparing our students to progress on via CAO and UCAS to universities in Ireland and UK, and across Europe.

Graduate from our Campus as a fully qualified healthcare assistant, with work-experience, ready to work in any healthcare setting with essential certification in occupational first aid, patient handling and client moving.

Become the healthcare professional you want to be.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349.
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus or Charleville Campus
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Contact Mallow Campus :  or Call 022-43309, Charleville Campus: or Call 063-81422
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Carer. +
  • Healthcare assistant. +
  • Home help/personal care. +
  • Nursing home/day care centre employee. +
  • Special needs assistant. +

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code


Nursing Theory and Practice



Work Experience






Care Skills



Care of the Older Person



Infection Prevention and Control



Anatomy and Physiology



Human Growth and Devolpment



Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 


50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Students must complete one day per week placement along with block release of two weeks duration. The dates will be specified by the College in September. A total of 200 hours will be required. Each student is responsible for securing their own work placement.


Use your full QQI award to progress to degrees in Midwifery, General, Children’s, Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Nursing in Ireland and the UK. Advance to degrees in Social Care, Arts, and Health Sciences. Progress to the QQI level 6 advanced certificate in Supervisory Healthcare at Mallow Campus. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow Campus qualification to progress go to

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.