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Care of the Older Person 5N2706 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings

 

Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.
 

Learners will be able to:

  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. Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person

  4. Explore a range of older people's needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs

  5. Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people

  6. Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness

  7. Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families

  8. Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care Setting

  9. Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure

  10. Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality assurance

  11. Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi disciplinary team

  12. Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities

  13. Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the persons body after death

  14. 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

  15. 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.

 

Assessment Technique:     

Skills Demonstration   60%        Project   40%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
 
Pass    - 50-64%            Merit   -  65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%
 
 
 
G Training Centre, Gorey
 
Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
 
 
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed
 

               

All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.

  

Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants
                or People interested in working in the Care sector        
 
 
                                      
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Care of the Older Person (5N2706) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
 
 
Learner Progression
Care of the Older Person (5N2706) is a component of Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.
Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to continue onto further education into Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6
 
 
 
Additional Information
 
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their caring role.
 
 
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
 
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.
 
 
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