Nursing Studies

Course Description

This one year full time Further Education course provides an insight into the caring profession. It equips students with a practical and theoretical introduction to nursing, and health related careers. It is also designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree programme in Nursing Studies or Social Care Studies in Ireland, the UK or Scotland. It is suitable for both school-leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification.

Further Details

Qualification: QQI Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
Course Code:
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2021

Course Content:

  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Social Studies
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Care Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Applications Level 4
  • First Aid Responder (FAR)
  • Manual & Patient Handling

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of interview.
  • Candidates must be in a position to obtain Garda Clearance
  • Candidates must supply two written references (character, work or educational).
  • Students must also obtain practical work experience in a HSE registered Care Facility during the second term. Students must source this work experience placement themselves.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2021. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


Learners who have successfully completed this award could expect to find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, or in the community. This award facilitates entry on a competitive basis through the CAO to a range of third level institutions nationwide leading to awards at a higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award also enables learners application through UCAS to access a range of Nursing Degree programmes in UK universities.

Visit the Nursing Board’s Career Centre for further information: 

If you complete our QQI Level 5 Nursing studies course with us in CTI you can progress to any of the following nursing courses in the University of Sunderland.

  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice (Level 8)
  • BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing Practice (Level 8)
  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice (Level 8)
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Practice (Level 8)

Student who study this QQI Level 5 will gain entry into the first year of any of our three year nursing courses.

Entry Requirements:

QQI Level 5 Pre-Nursing – Minimum Pass profile overall.

Maths – Minimum  O4 or QQI Level 5 Maths – Pass Profile

The University will be able to advise if don’t have either Maths.

Additional benefits:

  • The University of Sunderland will give you free accommodation on their campus for one year. This is on a first come first served basis.
  • Guaranteed interview with the NHS.
  • Two recruitment periods per year (April and September)


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Leona O’Connor, Course Coordinator
(052) 612 6269