Care of the Older Person RPL Application Form

Application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Care of the Older Person 5N2706

The purpose of the Care of the Older Person Level 5 QQI award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings.

RPL applies to those learners who have significant experience already in the area and may be deemed competent in a range of learning outcomes as outlined below which permits the course to be delivered over a shorter period of time. Learners will be assessed on all assessment instruments.

Please fill out and submit the RPL application form below:

Do you have good written and verbal understanding of the English language?

YESNO

Have you been working in a healthcare environment for at least one year full time or 2 years part time?

YESNO

Are you currently registered with a Healthcare Agency?

YESNO

Do you have any medical or special requirements (i.e., dietary, access, visual, hearing impairment)?

YESNO

LEARNING OUTCOMES - Please confirm you can display competence under the following headings:

Discuss a range of age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people.

YESNO

Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the wellbeing of older people.

YESNO

Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person.

YESNO

Explore a range of older people's needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs.

YESNO

Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people.

YESNO

Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness.

YESNO

Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families.

YESNO

Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care Setting.

YESNO

Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure.

YESNO

Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality assurance.

YESNO

Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi-disciplinary team.

YESNO

Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities.

YESNO

Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the persons body after death.

YESNO

Promote a range of aspects of care for the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, individualised care, dignity, respect, choice, self-esteem and include family and carers as partners in care.

YESNO

Give assistance in the identification of how health promotion issues can be promoted in care settings for older people and in the provision of therapeutic interventions that will enhance the social interactions and quality of life of the older person.

YESNO

I can confirm the above information is correct and true? YESNO