Age & Opportunity’s Creative Exchanges 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.
In line with the person-centred approach promoted by HIQA National
Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People
(2016), this course is designed to help you provide meaningful and
purposeful opportunities to engage older people in arts activities.
If you are a HSE staff member, an activities coordinator, an artist or a
volunteer in active retirement groups or networks, social centres and
day care centres for older people, Creative Exchanges can provide you
An understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in
a care setting
Practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in
residential and day care settings
DATES AND VENUE
Creative Exchanges will take place at the Siamsa Tíre, Tralee over seven full days on the following dates:
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February and Friday 2nd March 2018
APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE:
An interest in arts and creativity
A willingness to do creative activity with older people
Commitment to attend seven full days of training and
undertake self-directed study and project work
To gain entry to a 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.
Age & Opportunity’s Creative Exchanges programme is fully
validated by QQI under the new common awards system
at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
The course will be delivered over seven full days and will lead to a
component award in Arts and the Community 6N3585.
A significant amount of self-directed study and personal project work is
required in order to successfully complete the course.
Funded by Pobal under Healthy Ireland Fund.
For an application form or for more information,
Caroline Doyle on 066 719 5637
Fiona Holohan on 01 805 7798
Funded by Pobal under Healthy Ireland Fund