Certificate in Gerontology QQI Level 6

Date Location Price / Members Price Places Trainer Book Online or Enquire
19th March 2019 @ 9.30-4.00 Kerlogue Nursing Home € 506.25 / € 506.25 7 available Northridge House Vocational Training & Research Centre


March 19th, April 02nd, 16th, 30th and May 14th, 28th 


Course Descriptor

  • The theories of ageing;
  • The physiological and psychological changes associated with old age;
  • Western society’s response to old age;
  • Legislation and organisations which support older people;
  • Successful ageing and healthy coping mechanisms.


Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for Person in Charge, Owner/Manager of nursing homes, supervisors, Directors of Care, clinical nurse managers and nurses


Course Content


Day 1:

  • Introduction Overview/ Assignments
  • Theories of Ageing
  • Physical Changes associated with ageing
  • Launch Assignment Reflective diary


Day 2:

  • Demographics
  • Traditional vs Emerging ideas of age
  • Stereotypes & Attitudes
  • Sociological Aspects of Ageing


Day 3

  • The impact of an ageing population on society
  • National Local Services
  • Alternatives to long term care and global innovations
  • Meeting the needs of the older person and their family in long term care


Day 4

  • Opportunities and Growth in older people
  • Responses to Life Transitions
  • Skills and Preparation for adjustments to older adult life
  • Studies and research into the ageing


Day 5

  • Relationships and Emotional supports for old age
  • How adult development impacts on ageing
  • Healthy and unhealthy attitudes to death & dying


Day 6

  • Concepts and Reactions to ideas learning and memory
  • Contentious issues in Care
  • Practical ideas to integrate the learning experiences into life and work



Assessment will consist of

  • a learner record: 60%
  • a project/assignment: 40%