Care Skills and Care of the Older Person 2018

Starting as a Healthcare Assistant

Care Skills & Care of the Older Person are delivered by Frontline Training Services in association with Irish Times Training. On successful complete these two QQI accredited programmes, participants will be qualified to work in a care setting as a Healthcare Assistant. Each one is delivered over 3 weeks (two weekends & two evenings) and assessed by the trainer, to allow the learner obtain their qualification in the shortest time possible.

Care Skills QQI Level 5 5N2770

This module will help learners gain confidence in supporting activities of daily living and the hygiene needs of dependent clients and gain competence in the maintenance of a safe and hygienic environments.

Learners will identify relevant groups of people in need of health care and describe individual variation within the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of people; demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills with clients; respect clients’ wishes and confidentiality; enhance client privacy, dignity, independence and self-image; apply safe and secure procedures for effective client welfare; assist with social needs and encourage client participation in events, outings and therapies.

Learners will develop their confidence to carry out practical tasks ensuring best practice in the use of equipment and aids and demonstrate correct procedures for cleaning and replacing client equipment; assist with personal care needs; use approved manual handing techniques; maintain a safe and hygienic environment and demonstrate competence in reporting.

Assessment for this module is a Skills Demonstration and 2 Assignments.

Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5 5N2706

This module has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to care effectively and empathetically for the older person in a range of settings.

Learners will gain a broad understanding of age-related issues and the supports and services available to older people in Ireland. They will consider diverse ways of providing care to older people with varying levels of dependence and function examine their own attitudes to ageing and explore the promotion of positive psychology and person-centered care in environments that support the care needs of older people and their family.

Assessment for this module is a Skills Demonstration and a Project.

Blended Learning

Healthcare Assistants have an opportunity to develop their practical and reflective skills in classroom where our supportive tutors ensure a really engaging learning experience.

Further theoretical training takes place online through tutor interaction on the online Learner Management System, videos and reflective opportunities that can accessed on smartphones and other handheld devices as well as desktop computers. Learners can also engage with tutors and other learners through our online community.

Access to the Learner Management System will continue for 6 weeks after which Healthcare Assistants will submit their assignments for these modules.

Entry Requirements

Competence in written and spoken English.

What Next?

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