Course Code: 5N2706

Course Delivery:

The Care of the Older Person Online Blended Course is completed pre-recorded and live webinars.

Learners will have support through contact with their online blended learning tutor by phone and by email throughout the duration of the course.


QQI Level 5 Component Certificate In Care of the Older Person

The Care of the Older Person component is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award which is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to support and meet the needs of older people and to care effectively and to a high standard using best practice while adhering to current legislative and regulatory requirements.  This programme is offered on a part-time or blended learning basis.  Learners will develop an understanding of the concept of the ageing process and explore ways to enhance the quality of life of the older person.  The programme enables learners to acquire the skills to meet the needs of the older person and to understand the role of the healthcare assistant in promoting a positive attitude to ageing and death and dying.  Learners develop the skills necessary to deliver best practice associated with the provision of holistic care and to explore the range of services available to older people. Learners are encouraged to take a proactive role in health promotion and to gain knowledge of basic therapeutic intervention skills.  The importance of communication is emphasised throughout the programme.  Learners are required to complete 30 hours of work placement in a suitable healthcare setting where they are provided with opportunities to put what they learn through their studies, into practice.

NOTE: For many settings, learners will be required to have completed Manual Handling and Cardiac First Responder training in advance of work placement.

Course Fee Information:

€195 – prices include course materials


SKU: N/A Category:

Work Experience Requirements

Learners must complete 40 hours’ work placement in a nursing home, hospital or day care centre.

Assessment/ Examinations*:

Continuous assessment consists of a Project and Practical Skills Demonstrations. Learners must also complete 40 hours work placement.

*Unless otherwise stated all skills demonstrations/exams take place in our Dublin City Centre venue

Location & date:

Location Cut-Off Starts Duration
Nationwide Open for Enrolling 29th September 2021 4 Weeks