European Care Certificate combined with Care Skills and Care of the Older Person

Frontline Training Services are the first company in Ireland to offer the most comprehensive package of entry level training to carers. All participants on our Integrated QQI Level 5 course, Care Skills and Care of the Older Person will now have an opportunity to complete their European Care Certificate for just €65.

Training services must keep pace not only with national standards but with international standards.

Carers need to be engaged in appropriate ways that relate to their vocation. All of our programmes reflect problem based principles of learning that is active and student-centred . Our flipped-classroom approach ensures that our learners are fully engaged in the process of learning. Learners do all the hard work, they practice, they move, they reflect and through this process they learn.

We want to deepen empathy and kindness. We understand our role acting as mentors and role models that motivate and nurture the wonderful qualities of carers.

For a total of €525, all participants can reach accredited standards to work safely in the care industry.

Our carers will be skilled in the following areas of care:

European Care Certificate

  • Values of social care
  • Promote life quality for the individuals you support
  • Working with risk – understanding everyone’s right to take a risk
  • Understanding your role as a care worker
  • Safety at work (includes Infection Control)
  • Communicating positively
  • Recognise and respond to abuse and neglect
  • Develop as a care worker

Care Skills

  • Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care
  • Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation
  • Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients
  • Discuss the prevention of pressure sores
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment
  • Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients
  • Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills
  • Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen
  • Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs
  • Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling
  • Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care
  • Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists
  • Report changes in the client’s condition to the relevant Supervisor
  • Complete client documentation where appropriate.

Care of the Older Person

  • 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.
  • Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well being of older people
  • Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person
  • Explore a range of older people’s needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs
  • Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people
  • Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness
  • Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families
  • Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care
  • Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure
  • Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality assurance
  • Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi disciplinary team
  • Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities
  • Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the person’s body after death