The course offers high-quality training that leads to a QQI Level 6 Component Award (6N3585). Participants will develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in residential and day care settings.
Topics covered include:
The principles and characteristics of person-centred care
Planning for activities with older people
Using visual arts
Exploring music-based movement and drama-related activities
Utilising digital media to explore image and sound
Working creatively with people who have dementia
Creative Exchanges offers an understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting; experience of taking part in arts-based workshops and practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings.
Target group(s): Creative Exchanges is a seven week accredited training course for activities coordinators in care settings and people from an arts background with an interest in working with older people. It trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for
Website or other online channels: https://ageandopportunity.ie/engage/creative-exchanges/
Assessment comprises a project and portfolio (including a learner journal). The project which is 50% of the assessment involves planning, budgeting, running and evaluating an ‘arts-activity’ in a nursing home or residential day care setting.
It has a credit value of 15 and a full award at level 6 is 120 credits. It is a component in a major award, Arts and The Community 6N3585. The accreditation system allows credits from different awards to be accumulated over time, and for them to be used to contribute to a Major award. To gain entry to this QQI Level 6 programme you do not need a previous formal qualification. You may have achieved certification at Level 5 or have equivalent life and/or work experience.
Type of product
Course / Training
Brief description of the outcomes
Creative Exchanges offers an understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting; experience of taking part in arts-based workshops and practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
Suitable for activities coordinators, working in a residential or day care setting or artists or individuals interested in engaging with older people in a care setting.
The course is a QQI Level 6 accredited qualification (a component award in Arts and the Community 6N3585), consisting of seven full days, 10am-4pm each day, over a two-month period.
No prior qualifications are required, but an interest in arts and creativity or working with older people, as well as a commitment to attend the seven days training and undertake a significant amount of self-directed project work and study is essential.
Promoter of the initiative: Age and Oppertunity
Website or other online channels: https://ageandopportunity.ie/