CPL Healthcare Training Courses

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Training is fundamental ingredient of the candidate journey process, Cpl Healthcare have a dedicated Training division called Cpl Healthcare Training; we now provide comprehensive training and FETAC level 5 qualifications. In 2012 to date we have delivered training to 3,363 candidates across the full spectrum of Healthcare training.

Cpl Healthcare boasts its own purpose built training units in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Dundalk. This year we have added a mobile training unit that allows us to travel the length and breadth of the country. Expert training courses are conducted by accredited industry professionals and include the following areas:

Training is available 7 days in a week in the following fields:

  • Patient Moving & Handling
    • In line with HSA requirements
    • Valid for 2 years
    • Covers all manoeuvres for a healthcare setting:
    • Cost €100
  • CPR / Basic Life Support
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Recognising and Responding to Elder Abuse
  • Children’s 1st and Child Protection
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Modules that lead to FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support


Cpl Healthcare is the exclusive agency partner to the HSE and is charged with providing mandatory FETAC Level 5 training. In order to be eligible to work as a Healthcare Assistant, candidates must complete 5 mandatory modules and 3 elective modules from the following list:

Care Skills Communication
Work Experience Practical Homecare Skills
Palliative Care Care Support
Safety & Health at work Occupational first aid
Care of the older person Nutrition

These comprehensive courses are essential for helping our candidates to achieve a ‘job ready’ status for patient care. Having FETAC in-house allows a ‘one stop shop’ for candidates to not only secure work but to up skill in the process.