QQI Care Of The Older Person - 5N2607

Care Of The Older Person Course Outline

This is a 4 day module which is available only for Private HomeCare carers. If you are interested in working with us, please visit our recruitment page. Once approved by us to become a carer, you can join any of our courses immediately!

  • Day 1 of 4: Ageing Process
  • Day 2 of 4: Working with the Older Person
  • Day 3 of 4: Caring for Older Person with Specific Needs
  • Day 4 of 4: Care Settings

Qualification Details

  • QQI Course Code: 5N2706
  • NFQ Level 5
  • Award Class Minor

Course Dates and Cost

Course 1 - Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 27th February and 13th March 2019

Course 2 - Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th September 2019

Cost is 195 euros per person for the entire course, including all materials.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Care Of The Older Person training module, you 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 multi disciplinary 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 Person’s 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.

Book Now

To reserve your place, please contact our training team.


All of our training takes place in the Lucan Centre, Lucan, Dublin. This is accessible by frequent public transport buses. Full details will be provided upon booking.


Training is delivered by our inhouse certified trainer, Anna Lloyd. Anna has extensive experience within the care industry as well as being a professional trainer. Anna's style is friendly, interactive and very supportive.

Related QQI Training Courses

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