QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person

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

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 (blended Learning) 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 including competency with blended learning model of delivery.