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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


Course Content

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


Course Aim

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.


Progression Route

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%).


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 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.