Care of the Older Person Course

Begins 23rd February 2022

Important Course information and how to access this Course

The course sessions will be available as soon as the participant logs in to their account with the email address and password that will be emailed to them prior to the scheduled start date.
The course hours are flexible, and the sessions must be reviewed prior to your live tutorials as scheduled. before each weekly live tutorials (Google Meet), These live tutorials will be once a week. Please view the course schedule for live tutorial dates and times. The links for these live Google Meet tutorials can only be accessed through the google classroom stream.
Please ensure you have or can procure the technical requirements for online courses, including a laptop with a functioning webcam and a good internet connection.

Care of the Older Person is a course designed to help participants learn about and understand ageing.

It will teach them to ensure maximum independence for older people and maintain their safety and their dignity as they are being cared for.

To work as carers in the healthcare sector all support staff need to have an appropriate qualification and if you wish to work with the elderly, normally through home-based care, this QQI level 5 qualification will be most useful.

Existing or potential carers must be aware of the various stages of growing old and the different needs that arise when caring for differing levels of dependence.

With this knowledge they will be able to apply the different methods out-lined to provide support and care appropriate to the person they are looking after.

Note that this Course is also available as a combined training option with Care Skills. Contact us for further information.

Course Content

The ageing process
Physical and mental changes
Attitude to the elderly
Impact of retirement and needs when retired
Agencies involved in promoting the well- being of the older person
The range of daily living needs
Communication
Cultural difference
Care of the older person as his or her health changes
Promoting good health and well being
Safe environment

Course Details

Cost: €250*


Entry requirements: Leaving Certificate or relevant qualifications and/or relevant life and work experience.

Qualification: QQI Level 5

Course code: 5N2706

Assessment: Skills demonstration / Project
A good knowledge of the English language is required, for example talking, reading and writing. Anyone turning up without these skills will be turned away from the course.

*Certification Fee is extra except where an exemption applies, exemptions are those who are current medical cardholders or in receipt of a social welfare payment ( proof required ).