QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person

Course Name QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person
Course Code 5N2706
Duration 40 Hours (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award

Course Aim

The course is designed is to ensure learners have the skills and knowledge to provide a high level of care to older people in a variety of care settings.

Course Content

  • The Ageing Process
  • Working with the older person
  • Caring for the older person with specific needs
  • Care settings

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route

Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Project-Caring for and Working with Older People (40%)
  • Planning a practical activity in the Workplace (60%)

Course Delivery

All training is delivered in a people centred, friendly and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and competent in order to excel in their caring role.  Training is delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions and role play. Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background in-depth knowledge and experience of the Healthcare sector.

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