The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to direct quality
customer service within a work, social or voluntary environment, independently and or in a supervisory capacity.
JOBS For the Future?
Ageing in Ireland, North and South
Research has shown that “Today 1.1 million people aged 60 and over live on the island of Ireland. By 2041, there will be 2.44 million aged 60 and over making up nearly one third of the island’s total population”. Central Statistics Office, 2013; Office for National Statistics 2011
You will gain the skills on how to deal with the physical and psychological problems that are part of working with older people.
Study the ageing process and gain an understanding of the normal and pathological changes that occur with age.
Gain insights and an understanding of successful ageing and strategies into the professional care of the older person.
Understanding of the legislation and organisations which support older people.
Ideal for those working in a Healthcare facility, for example, Nursing Homes, Community Care or in hospitals.
The Assessment will include:
Credit Value: 15 Credits
Award: QQI Gerontology Certificate Level 6 (Minor Award)