‘More than just a Course’ – Healthcare Opportunities for Women breaks down barriers to education by focusing on your needs.


Do you want to work in a flexible, dynamic environment?

A qualification in Healthcare (QQI, level 5) can open the door to new employment opportunities, across a range of care environments, from acute hospital settings to residential and home care.

Ballyhoura Development, in partnership with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board provide accessible training opportunities towards employment through blended delivery across January and February.

Individual modules can form part of a Major Award in Healthcare Support/Health Service Skills, QQI, level 5. This flexible, part-time programme is designed to support women, who are out of work, to upskill and find employment.


What's Involved?

Infection Prevention and Control and Care Skills/Care Support (integrated) will be delivered during January and February and are available for FREE*. This is a part-time programme, running two half-days per week, using a blended delivery approach (face-to-face and online). Work placement is required.

Infection Prevention and Control 

Venue:  Croom Enterprise Centre V35WF77

Mondays: 10:00am– 2:00pm (Online)

Wednesdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm (Face-to-Face)

Starts: Wednesday 10th January 2022

Ends: Wednesday 16th February 2022

Register Here


 Care Skills and Care Support (Integrated)

Venue: FET Kilmallock Town Campus V35XW71

Tuesdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm (Online)

Thursdays: 10:00am-2:00pm (Face-to-Face)

Starts: Thursday 6th January

Ends: Tuesday 8th March 2022

Register Here


*Eligibility Criteria Apply: Open to women who are not working, not in training or education and not in receipt of Jobseekers / PUP payment. 

Supports include access to Ballyhoura Development Laptop Loan Scheme, Digital Supports as well as Employment Supports.

For more information contact Nichola on 086 600 3665 or [email protected] for more information.


Find Out More:

Read all about the Healthcare Opportunities for Women Programme by following the link below:

HCOW Programme