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Care of the Older Person 5N2706 | 26th Sept – 22nd Oct 2022

Course Name QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person
Course Code 5N2706
Duration 34 Hours (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon + Online (Zoom)
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award

Following HSE guidelines RSG has implemented suitable appropriate control measures placed to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection:

  • Social distancing 2 metre (6 feet) space between you and other people
  • Provision of PPE
  • Provision of Hand Sanitiser
  • Provision of face masks


Date Day Time Location Hours
26th Sept Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
28th Sept Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
3rd Oct Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
5th Oct Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
10th Oct Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm In-House 4
12th Oct Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
17th Oct Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm Online Zoom 4
22nd Oct Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm In-House Skills Demo 6
Further 6 hours for Learner Support & Reviews 34 hrs

TO APPLY CLICK HERE and select your module(s) of choice or for more information call us on 086 166 8428

Course Aim

The course is designed is to ensure learners have the skills and knowledge to provide a high level of care to older people in a variety of care settings.

Course Content

  • The Ageing Process
  • Working with the older person
  • Caring for the older person with specific needs
  • Care settings

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route

Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Project-Caring for and Working with Older People (40%)
  • Planning a practical activity in the Workplace (60%)

Course Delivery

  • Directed Learning in a face-to-face setting
  • Directed learning via Virtual Classroom on online Zoom Platform
  • Group Discussions/Interactions/Breakout Rooms
  • Work Experience/Simulated Work environment
  • Tutorials/One on one supported learning
  • Role Play
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning

All training is delivered in a people-centered, friendly, and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to excel in a caring role.  Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background and in-depth knowledge and experience of the healthcare sector.