QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course

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QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course aim: The aim of this QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to care for the older person.

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course objectives: On completion of this QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course learners will be able to:

  • demonstrate good work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for older people
  • understand the concept of the ageing process
  • meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings
  • enhance the quality of life of the older person.

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person content:

  • Unit 1: Ageing Process
  • Unit 2: Working with the Older Person
  • Unit 3: Caring for the Older Person with Specific Needs
  • Unit 4: Care Settings.

Course prerequisites:

The entry requirements for this QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Course are as follows:

Learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking.

This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+ Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Learners who have achieved a passing grade in English at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Qualtec, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency. This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent.

Learners should have basic IT skills. They will need to be able email, word process (Word) and use Presentation software (Powerpoint) and Zoom. They must have good broadband access and their own laptop/ tablet with microphone and speakers. (at least 10 Mbps download speed). This can be tested in advance of the course will arranging a practice log in by sending an email to [email protected] or using this online tool https://www.highspeedinternet.com/tools/speed-test. This should be tested prior to the course commencement.

The course must be completed by the learner on their own in a quite location on a computer at a desk/table.

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Assignments & Time Commitment 

Learners will need to complete several assignments.

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Training Delivery Approach and Location

This course is delivered through blended learning and is assessed through Zoom. Learners must be present online for the full duration. They are expected to actively engage in the course through the completion of polls and responding to questions.

Technical Support

If learners have any academic IT issues they can contact the trainer by email or [email protected] from 9.00 until 5 Monday to Friday. They can also contact outside these hours in the cause of urgent issues.

In successful completion of this course, learners will receive a QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person Certificate.

Why Qualtec?

Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course.

Price. We are competitively priced. There may be cheaper out there. However we offer value for money.

Competence. All of our trainers are fully qualified to deliver this course.

Resources. On completion of this course learners will be registered on our elearning centre. In this they will have access to our PowerPoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.

Pastoral care

As a trainer of trainer for 25 years Sean Kelleher is happy to guide learners on how learners can progress. He has also completed a Professional Diploma in Positive Health so is qualified to provide personal advice in the area of Positive Health & Wellbeing.


On completion of this  course learners can progress onto the full QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award. They can also progress onto the QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor CoursePHECC FAR Instructor Course, PHECC CFR Instructor CourseAbrasive Wheels Instructor CourseFire Safety and Fire Marshall Instructor Course, DSE/VDU Asssesor Course and the QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation Course.