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Aim: This module aims to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Classroom – 5 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people
  4. Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness
  5. Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families
  6. Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each setting
  7. Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education , lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 40% Skills Demonstration 60%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. Catherine January 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I am interested

    • Barrow Training January 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Catherine, many thanks for the comment. Email sent to you now!

  2. Susandooley March 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Susan dooley, and I am very interested in the course for ” care of the older person”.

    • Barrow Training March 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Susan, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  3. Jandira Almeida March 20, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Hi my name is jandira almeida, and I am interested in the course for care of the older person..

    • Barrow Training March 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Jandira, many thanks for your comment. Email sent to you now!

  4. Louise June 13, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hi could I get some info on this course .louise

    • Barrow Training June 13, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Hi Louise, no problem. Email sent to you now!

  5. Emily Farrell September 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Hi could I have some more information on this course please

    • Barrow Training September 10, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Hi Emily, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  6. Antonija September 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hi, could I get some info on Care of older person course. Thanks so much

    • Barrow Training September 17, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Hi Antonija, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  7. Gloria Ogbuka September 28, 2018 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Hi! Could o get some more information on s care of elder person course. Thank u

  8. Codelia February 20, 2019 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Hie my name is codelia and I’m so much interested in doing the care skills and care for the elderly person course ,more information will be so much of help to me thank you

  9. Codelia February 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Hie I’m so much interested in the care skills and care for the older person course more information will be of help to me thank you

  10. Sharon March 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    When will Care of the Older be an online course

  11. Precious May 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Hi, are you still offering this module? And how much does it cost?

  12. Donna June 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Could you forward me on althe relevant information to pursue this course please.

  13. Susan MC donagh July 10, 2019 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Please forward information. Thanks

  14. Helena July 17, 2019 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Hi, I am interested in the online course. Can you send me information please. Thank you.

  15. Maira August 12, 2019 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Hi,I am interested the Cours care of older.Please forward information. Thanks.

  16. Piroska August 25, 2019 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Hi, Would you please send me more information.Thanks

  17. Clare August 27, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Interested in course, could I get more information please.

  18. Rachel September 4, 2019 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I’m interested

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