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Certificate in Aged Care & Community Support Course Guide

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Certificate in Aged Care & Community Support Course Guide

Aged Care & Counselling

In this course, you will work through different aspects of ageing and theories of human development and retirement.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Discuss theories of ageing
  • Develop an understanding of the different stages of human development. 

In this course, you will work through changes in relationships, sexuality, cognitive changes and depression people experience in retirement. By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Describe the psychological impact of changes which occur as a person reaches old age.

In this course, you will work through physical changes and chronic health problems people experience in old age, and important nutritional factors that influence health.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Outline the effects of physical health problems on older people.

In this course, you will work through sections on counselling, alternative treatments and other support services for older people.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Give examples of support services, including counselling, for older people.

In this course, you will work through risks for older people and techniques to maintain a quality of life and rehabilitation.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Identify solutions that can enable an older person to adapt to changed circumstances to continue performing tasks or pursuing interests that are increasingly difficult for them.

In this course, you will work through sections on psychological aspects of long term grief, grief counselling and counsellor’s responses and interventions for people experiencing grief.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Explain how a variety of counselling techniques can be applied to specific grief and loss situations for counselling older persons.

In this course, you will work through sections on neurocognitive disorders (NCD), terminal illness, preparing for approaching death and emotional responses of the dying.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Develop a strategy for counselling an older person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness.

In this course, you will work through sections on aspects of loss, counselling strategies and special therapeutic considerations.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Develop a strategy for counselling an older person who has lost a loved one.

In this course, you will work through sections on barriers to aged care counselling, common legal  and ethical issues in aged care, and informed consent and confidentiality.  By the end of this course, you should understand how to:

  • Determine when and how to intervene in the life of an older person.
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email info@careeracademy.ie

This course costs €799.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 200 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Caregiver in the community or within an Aged Care Facility.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

A Diploma in Aged Care & Community Support is a fantastic way to work towards a career in this rewarding industry.

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