QQI Combined
Care of the Older person & Care Skills
Course Online

QQI Combined Care of the Older person & Care Skills


  • Care Skills (5N2770)
  • Care of the Elderly (5N2706)

Why Choose Chevron?

  • Ireland’s most competitively priced online Healthcare courses
  • 100% online course, no attendance
  • The total price for the 2 modules is €395
  • Each module can be completed online in a matter of weeks
  • No registration or exam fees
  • Access a free course demo today
  • Garda vetting service is available
  • how to enrol

  • how to enrol

     Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

How Chevron Training Distance Learning Works:

You will be issued with a username and password which allows you to log-in to your course anywhere you have an internet connection and at any time. This allows you to complete the course at a time and pace that suits your individual needs. You will have access to the course materials plus support documents and useful links and video clips. All course materials can be printed if you prefer a paper copy. In addition, you will have access to tutor support via an online forum.

Programme Profile

The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the skill, knowledge and competence to required to work under supervision and independently in a range of Healthcare settings and/or to progress to higher education and training.

Level 5 Healthcare course

Entry Requirements

No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of the learner for successful completion of the programme but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care. It is essential that learners have competence in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills.

Who Should Attend?

The programme will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the healthcare sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in healthcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the healthcare sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The programme will be open to both male and female learners although male participants will be in the minority.

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment including work-based assignments, projects, skills demonstrations and learner records.

Protection For Learners

In compliance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, where Chevron Training and Recruitment Ltd. offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection cover is in place via bank bond, should Chevron Training & Development Ltd cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.

Module Information

Care Skills (5N2770)

Course Objectives:

  • Recognise the personal care needs of clients
  • Respond effectively to client’s needs
  • Acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care
  • Maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic environments for clients

Assessment Structure:

  • Skills Demonstration (60%)
  • Assignments (x2) (40%)

Entry Requirements:

National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Course Syllabus:

  • The varying needs of a group of clients
  • Client safety and security procedures
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Facilitating client independence and dignity
  • Procedures for using, cleaning and replacing sensory equipment
  • Appropriate bathing procedures
  • Moving and handling techniques
  • Assisting clients with daily activities e.g. eating, drinking etc
  • Maintaining a hygienic care environment
  • Completing client documentation

Care of the Elderly (5N2706)

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and demonstrate good work practices in the provision of care for older people
  • Understand the concept of the ageing process
  • Satisfy the needs of older people in a variety of care settings
  • Enhance the quality of life for the older person

Assessment Structure:

Students will be assessed on both the theoretical and practical elements of the course through:

  • Project Work
  • Skills Demonstration

Course Syllabus

  • The physiological and psychological process of ageing
  • Social attitudes to ageing people
  • Impact of the ageing process on the older person
  • Promotion of positive attitudes to the ageing process
  • Identify care settings and services available for older people
  • Current provision of care settings and support services for older people
  • The role of the health care assistant when working with an older person
  • Identify physical, emotional and social needs of the older person
  • Caring for older people with specific needs
  • Effective communication with the older person
  • Promotion of advocacy, empowerment, independence, dignity and respect of the older person.
  • The role of the family/carer
  • Personal effectiveness in the workplace

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