QQI Level 5 Care of Older Person – 5N2706


Course Content:

The purpose of this award is to give the learner the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings. This course is suitable for anyone interested in following a career in healthcare, intending to work in a care, respite and home settings or intending to pursue healthcare related courses at third level education.  This course is a requirement with most companies before taking on carers and is also one of the mandatory modules for the Healthcare Support QQI Major Award.

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of ageing and the social impact and attitudes to ageing.
  • Look at the role of organisations and healthcare assistants in promoting a positive attitude towards ageing.
  • Explore a range of needs of the older person to include physical, emotional, social and physiological among others.
  • Analyse the role of healthcare assistants in providing care.
  • Discuss issues related to ageing, e.g. living with dementia, chronic illness.
  • Explore the range of care settings available for the older person and services available to them.
  • Understand that care settings are guided by stringent quality assurance measures.
  • Communication between the older person, their families and the healthcare assistant.
  • Understand how to adapt practices to meet needs of people with sensory or physical impairments.
  • Identify how health promotion initiatives can enhance quality of life for people in care homes.


Skills Demonstration  60%    Project 40%



This course is delivered  online via Zoom over 7 Thursdays from 9:30am – 1 pm

If you haven’t used Zoom  before you will need to download it from https://zoom.us/download

After providing your email address to us, we will send you a link through which you access all the materials.  You can access the material using a Smartphone, tablet or laptop.  If using a laptop, ensure the laptop has fully functioning camera and microphone.  You may also find it useful to locate close to a power socket to ensure your device doesn’t run out of charge. A quiet location is also recommended.  Adequate breaks will be provided throughout the course times.