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Course Information:


The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to address the needs of older people in the healthcare system

Participant Profile:

Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.


6 days or equivalent contact delivery days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.


Minor component

Approved: This course is An Bord Altranais (ABA) Approved

Programme Outcomes:

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

  1. Evaluate a range of common age related psychological changes and their effect on the ageing client
  2. Assess personal and societal attitudes towards the older person to include issues of stereotyping, perpetuation of attitudes and personal bias
  3. Assess the importance of cultivating loving relationships throughout life to provide emotional supports to include the ability to address ageing, death and dying
  4. Evaluate how services in long term care establishments can assist clients and their families to cope with issues of integration and change
  5. Examine the issues associated with an ageing society to include economics, governmental policy, housing, healthcare and aids to successful ageing
  6. dentify a range of entitlements available to older citizens in Ireland to include legal entitlements, professional and governmental services and community and national organisations that provide help for older people


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 5 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 50% Learner Record 50%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
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. Elizabeth Butler January 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Hello just a couple questions

    Dates and times of course?

    What is fee for course?

    application submission deadline?

    • Barrow Training January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

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

  2. Louise September 17, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Hi i am interested in this course when and where will it be running next?

    • Barrow Training September 18, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

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

  3. Katie August 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Hi there, Just wondering is this qualification recognized in most of Europe? Can an installment plan be put in place for payments? Would this course be similar to HCA? Many thanks, Katie.

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