Ballyhoura Development, in partnership with South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD) offer a Healthcare Training programme for women, which includes a QQI Major Award in Healthcare.
This qualification targets those who have been out of work for a long period, giving them an avenue to work in a care setting as a care assistant. The programme is part time & flexible with a built-in work experience element with a strong emphasis on ongoing mentoring & group support throughout to enable and support women to complete and gain their accredited qualification.
Despite being a relatively new programme there are already some very promising results coming from the course. This presentation, given at the launch of "Limerick Learning Neighbourhoods", introduces the course, its goals, and impact so far.