QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Module
Course Name: QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Module
Course Code: 5N2706
Duration: 150 Hours
Module Status: Optional
Location: Nationwide, subject to demand
Accreditation: QQI Level 5 Component Certificate
Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support
The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 4 units
Unit 1 – The Ageing Process
Unit 2 – Working with the Older Person
Unit 3 – Caring with the Older Person with Specific Needs
Unit 4 – Care Settings
The course is designed to ensure learners have the skills and knowledge to provide a high level of care to older people in a variety of care settings.
Entry Level & Special Requirements
QQI Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339.
Learners who wish to achieve this QQI Level 5 Module or Component Certificate must complete specific planned tasks or activities in the workplace as skills demonstrations (60%) and a project designated by the tutor designed to demonstrate the Learners understanding of older people with specific needs (40%).
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 abilities in order to excel in their caring role. Training is delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions, role plays, skills demonstrations and simulated situations.