QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person

Component Certificate             Code: 5N2706

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This is an online course supported by qualified registered Nurse Tutors. 

*Course Requirement: Basic IT skills and  internet access are required to complete this course. Learners must have basic IT skills and access to a  computer or laptop, broadband, email, Microsoft Word (up to date version), recording equipment necessary for the skills demonstration assessment (this can be a Smartphone ). 


Duration: I days a week for 5 weeks 

Format: Course material with pre-recorded Tutor lectures.  Learners receive a 60 page comprehensive Course Handbook at the beginning of the course.

            Special offer: €200

Funding maybe available to eligible learners, please check with your local Intreo office

Please email info@healthset.ie to apply for this course or find out more information.

Course Overview:

This module is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to provide care for older people in a variety of settings.

It is also one of the minimal requirements to work in the home care sector.


The course is divided into 4 Units:

​Unit 1. The Ageing Process

Unit 2. Working with the Older People

Unit 3. Caring for an Older Person with specific needs

Unit 4. Care settings.

Assessments for the course:

Project (40%) Written piece of work

Skills Demonstration (60%) 3 Practical tasks 

On successful completion of this course the student will be awarded a QQI Level 5 (Component) Certificate in Care of the Older Person. This course can be used as one of 8 modules required to attain a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support.

To register for this course, please call 087-6295353 or email info@healthset.ie

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The National Framework for Qualifications in Ireland


QQI Care of the Older Person-Component Certificate is a level 5 on the National framework