Care for Older Person (5N2706)
The purpose of the programme is to ensure that graduates have the required skills, knowledge and competence to care effectively and to a high standard for older people in a range of settings using best practice and adhering to current legislative and regulatory requirements. This module is an elective module of the Major awards QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills 5M3782 and QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support 5M4339. Learners can take it as a stand-alone component award or as a building block for the major award/s. Graduates of this programme can study for other modules of these Major Awards with us, or transfer /progress to other QQI providers offering related modules or Major Awards.
"I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to do this course as I learned loads of new things" - John
Learners will be able to:
- Discuss a range of age-related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people
- Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well being of older people
- Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person
- Explore a range of older people's needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs
- Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people
- Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness
- Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families
- Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care setting
- Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure
- Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality assurance
- Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multidisciplinary team
- Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities
- Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the persons body after death
- Promote a range of aspects of care for the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, individualised care, dignity, respect, choice, self-esteem and include family and carers as partners in care
- Give assistance in the identification of how health promotion issues can be promoted in care settings for older people and in the provision of therapeutic interventions that will enhance the social interactions and quality of life of the older person.
- Award Title: Care for Older Person (5N2706)
- Duration: 150 hours in total with 40 hours of directed learning. This will be delivered as a part-time programme in the evening or during the day or both. It will be timetabled to suit the needs and lifestyles of our learners. In addition to 40 hours of directed learning in the classroom, learners will be expected to invest an additional 110 hours (approximately) in self-directed learning, mainly working on assignments.
- Entry requirements: Leaving Certificate or relevant qualifications and/or relevant life and work experience. participants must speak and work in English at a standard appropriate to the course content.
- Award Type: Minor Award
- Framework Level: NFQ Level 5
- Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)
- Two Practical Skills Demonstrations
- Protection for Learners:
As a part of best practice to safeguard the interests of learners enrolled for programmes exceeding three months and in line with the regulatory/statutory requirements of QQI and the ‘Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012’.
NCU Training has arranged comprehensive cover by a Learner Protection Policy, Number
LPI-00098-PHIS with O'Driscoll O'Neil underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, June 2018.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that learners are protected in the event of the unexpected cessation of any training programme in NCU Training provided, and/or organised and/or sub-contracted training.
Evidence to confirm implementation of the NCU Training Protection for Learners Policy includes:
- A statement of arrangements for Protection for Learners in programme information for relevant programmes of over three months’ duration.
- Fee refund documentation, where it applies.
- Learner transfer documentation, in the event of the unexpected cessation of programmes
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Price and next starting date.
- Price:€250 (Excluding Certification Fee)
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