Healthcare Support FETAC Level 5

Local Community Development Trainee’s achieve top marks in Healthcare programme

Thursday, 24th November in the SVP Centre was a special day for the students of Waterford Leader Partnership and the Local Community Development Programme when they held their Certification Day.


Present on the day were Michael Walsh (Chairperson of Waterford LEADER Partnership), Project Officer Jillian O’Brien from the Local Community & Development Programme, Niamh Kuhne
Employment Guidance Officer from the Local Employment Service and Gemma Flynn the Care Co-ordinator with Home Instead Senior Care.

The ceremony is a significant event held to honour the achievements of students during the year. Certificates were awarded in FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support.
Opening the ceremony, Jillian O’Brien, Project Officer, Local Community Development Programme, Dungarvan welcomed everybody and spoke of the “dedication and hard work” of the students, instructors and staff. B&B Nursing Ltd. (trainer) worked hard to ensure that the programme ran to the highest standards and with successful outcomes for the learners. The Work Experience element of the programme was crucial and gave everybody the opportunity to apply the skills they learned on the Healthcare programme to real life situations. All 16 students earned valuable experience in an appropriate Healthcare setting locally during the training programme.

Michael Walsh spoke of the achievements of the students and their ongoing path of progression, Niamh Kuhne (Employment officer) gave a very comprehensive presentation on Job Seeking for a position within the Care Sector and Gemma Flynn (Care co-ordinator) spoke about the valuable and important role and responsibilities of a carer.

The following students received awards at the ceremony: Sherry Viser, Denise Feeney, Annemarie McGovern, Sinead O’Shea, Kristine Keegan, Colin Tobin, Walsh, Alan Browne, Colin Power, Gabriel Golab, Rafal Walkowvcz, Stand BAndur, Becky O’Keeffe, Roseline Buckley, Liz Casey and Alice Shanley.

For further information on upcoming training programmes with the Local Community Development Programme please contact; Jillian O’Brien, LCDP Project Officers on 058 45300.


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