Wellbeing is a dynamic growth area that has become part of professional life in all organisations. If you would like to become the person in an area of company/business who is knowledgeable about the importance of all aspects of health and wellbeing then this is the course for you. We are all becoming aware of the critical importance of our physical and mental health and this course serves to increase awareness of the issues and ways of addressing them.

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668: Equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in a variety of forms of physical exercise, to enable the learner to design, implement and evaluate exercise and fitness programmes in a variety of contexts in line with best practice.
  • Team Working  5N1367:  Equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work as an effective member of a team, operating independently while under general direction and within a range of diverse, team-oriented environments.
  • Work Experience 5N1356:  Equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.
  • Human Resources 5N3586: Understand the recruitment and selection process. Explore the importance of performance management strategies. Examine the role of training and development. Participate effectively within a group or a team using human resource management tools and strategies. outline the main features of employment legislation.
  • Social Studies 5N1370: Understand your position as an individual, family member and as part of a community and wider society. Examine critically contemporary social issues, learn how some sociological theories can be applied to Irish society, increase your effectiveness in life and work through understanding social issues e.g the impact of discrimination on individuals and groups in society.
  • Mental Health Awareness 6N2209 – Demonstrate an awareness of how body and mind interact to promote positive mental health. Learn about the ongoing interventions available in the community for people with enduring mental health difficulties (day centres, sheltered workshops, resource centres etc.). Recognise positive and negative factors which may affect health. Examine treatmentapproaches and their application (medication, physiotherapy, counselling etc.). Evaluate positive supports in the community which promote positive mental health e.g. yoga,  pilates etc.
  • Intercultural Studies 5N0765 – encourages students to appreciate diversity and multiculturalism in 21st century Ireland. Looks at Irish and International examples of cultural diversity – and both the positive and negative outcomes that can arise from these.
  • Safety and Health at work 5N1794 – Equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.
  • Healthy Eating & Wellbeing – ITEC

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Indian Head Massage: Indian head massage is a treatment that has multiple positive effects on the Nervous System focusing on the head, neck, shoulders upper arms and face. It is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing treatments and most enjoyable short courses to partake in.  During the course you will be worked on and will work on each other in order to understand the true benefits both physically and mentally. During the course we will also cover Client consultation, understanding and checking for contraindications and client care.  Additionally, Hygiene, Health and Safety and muscles and bones of the area will also be covered.
  • Data Protection Seminar: This workshop gives learners an overview of GDPR. The workshop examines was GDPR stands for and gives an understanding of the current data protection rules and obligations.  The learners also receive information on the types of data, the terminology associated with GDPR, the penalties with breaches, storage of data and general do’s and don’ts regarding data.
  • Stress Management: The Stress Management workshop aims to enable participants to consider the management of stress and will help participants develop and implement effective strategies to prevent and manage stress at an individual and workplace level. The content includes defining Stress and describing the difference between eustress and distress.  Additionally, identifying the main causes of stress, understanding the different types of stressors and understanding how stress can affect the body is outlined.  Finally, learning some coping strategies and tips for managing stress: including relaxation techniques is covered.

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirements. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this courses is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirement set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT/MTU (CCPS), Tralee IT/MTU and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.

  • CCOC: QQI Level 6 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training (6M2263)
  • UCC: Arts (CK101)
  • UCC: Social Science (CK102)
  • UCC: Youth & Community Work (CK114) (Must be over 21 and one year’s work experience in the area)
  • UCC: Criminology (CK113)
  • UCC: International Development & Food Policy (CK214)
  • CIT/MTU: Social Care (CR031) – Maths or Stats required
  • CIT/MTU: Recreation & Leisure Management (CR032)
  • CIT/MTU: Community Development (CR035)
  • CIT/MTU: Hospitality Management (CR042)

In a health related environment, in the wellness section of a large company or in community organisations.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Fees: €555 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250). See Payment for details.
  • Certification: 
    • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services 5M4468.
    • QQI component Maths 5N1833 and Statistics 5N2066 (available as an option in the evening for learners requiring Maths or Statistics for progression).
    • ITEC Level 3 Award in Healthy Eating and Wellbeing
  • Work Experience: Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a health related environment or in the wellbeing department of a company.
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For further information email wellbeing@ccoc.ie or phone 021-4223810

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    Having completed QQI level 5 Health and Wellbeing Adviser course, I can say this course equipped me with the knowledge and skills needed to work in my chosen area. It has also helped me get future in my education as I am currently in QQI level 6 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training course and got me one step closer to my dream job. This course covers all aspects of health ranging from physical to mental health. Each topic was clearly explained within the classroom. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with people.

    Jim Kevany