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Certificate in Education & Wellbeing of the Older Person

Course Overview

The Certificate in Education and Wellbeing of the Older Person is a new programme offered by Mary Immaculate College.  Recognising that for many the period after retirement can now span two decades; a time to continue personal development, education  and learning. This programme aims to address the largely unmet wellbeing and educational needs of older persons across different settings.

The Level 6 programme offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in working with older people to promote learning and wellbeing. The programme will focus on the holistic education and wellbeing needs of older persons.

Programme Structure

 The one year programme combines Academic Modules and work practice.

 The core modules to be studied in the programme are;

  • Active Ageing – Health Promotion and wellbeing
  • Education and the Older Person
  • Ageing Society & Sociology
  • Physiology & Psychology of Ageing
  • The Role of the Older Person Practitioner – Identity, Influence & Professional Practice

The participants must have access to an older person context where they can implement what is learned during the programme and reflect upon practice. If applicants are not already working within an older persons sector, it is their responsibility to source a placement for the programme.

Programme Delivery

The programme is a 1 year part-time programme. It is envisaged that elements of the programme will be offered through blended learning.

Who should apply?

The Certificate in Education and Wellbeing of the Older Person (Level 6) is open to individuals who work with, or wish to work with or on behalf of older persons from an educational and wellbeing perspective. It is anticipated that applicants w would be recruited from a variety of backgrounds including informal carers, formal care workers, health and social care practitioners and individuals working in the formal and adult education sector

Entry Requirements:

Applicants will be required to hold at least a FETAC level 5 qualification (8 modules) in Care of the Older Person (or equivalent). Garda vetting will be required.
In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate significant prior experience and learning (RPL). Applicants who apply through this route (RPL) will be required to attend for interview and may be required to undertake a short written test before admission.

Application Details:

 Email: admissions@mic.ul.ie 

Tel: 061 204348 / 061 204 929

Course Coordinator: 

Liz Early 
Email: liz.early@mic.ul.ie
Phone: 061 4339


Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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