Activities Coordinator Course
€249.00 — or €125.00 / month for 2 months
- Awards: Certificate in Activities Coordination from The Open College.
- Format: Distance Learning course supported by our fully qualified Nursing tutors.
- Course Fee: Only – €249.00 or
- Easy Payments: Only €125 per month over 2 months with our unrivalled Easy Payment Plans. Enrol using your Debit / Credit Card or call us on (+353) 1 206 1828 to avail of this offer.
- Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
- Course fee includes all documentation, lecturing, assessments, learner registration and certification fees. No other fees to pay.
- Garda Vetting Provided.
- Student work placement Insurance covered at no extra cost.
This unique Open College developed Activities Coordinator career progression course will look at how therapeutic and recreational activities are of paramount importance in the promotion of resident’s / clients quality of life and how the Activity Coordinator plays a central role in delivering purposeful activities that stimulate residents and improve their wellbeing.
Prepared and written by our expert Healthcare tutors to link closely with our QQI Healthcare Support programmes this course will further explore the impact of ageing, social transitions associated with ageing and the importance of person centred care.
The course will allow learners to develop approaches to designing and implementing activity programmes in their work settings. The emphasis throughout this course is on developing positive communication skills, facilitating developmental activities and fostering meaningful participation with older people in care.
On completion of the course the learner will have confidently developed his/her skills and understanding of the importance of designing, implementing and evaluating an activities programme within the care setting, which are engaging and beneficial to people in care.
- To assist the learner to gain knowledge of the impact and social transitions associated with ageing
- To support the learner in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of the needs of people in care to have access to meaningful activities in the promotion of wellbeing and quality of life
- To assist the learner to develop greater awareness of person-centred care, best practices and importance of effective communication skills in the care setting
- To enable the learner to gain knowledge of the concepts of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating an activities programme for residents / clients within the care setting
- To facilitate the learner to recognise the important role of the activity coordinator in promoting a culture of positive change which embraces the persons needs for activities which maintain and develop their personal identity
- To develop learner’s knowledge of the various recreational and therapeutic activities.
Who should study this course?
- This course is suitable for all healthcare staff.
- People studying existing QQI Healthcare Courses.
- Those working in care of the older person care settings, whether residential, community or acute care.
- Or those who wish to gain additional certification to work in the area of Activities Coordinator.
This online distance learning course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manuals, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Topics Covered Include:
Unit One: The impact of ageing
Following this unit, the learner will gain an understanding of:
- Psychological and social transitions associated with ageing
- Stereotyping and myths associated with ageing
- Health and wellbeing of the older person
- Living in a nursing home/residential setting
- Person centred care
- Importance of social engagement
- HIQA – National Standards.
Unit Two: The Role of the Activities Coordinator in Care
Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:
- The Role and responsibility of the activities coordinator
- Benefits of engaging in therapeutic, physical, cognitive and social activities
- Importance of Involving clients, family and staff in activities
- Activities for clients with specific needs
- Importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Importance of a positive culture and the environment to activities
- Assessment, Planning, Implementing & Evaluating activities.
Unit Three: Therapeutic and Recreational activities
Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:
- Reminiscences therapy
- Physical exercise activities
- Multisensory activities
- Art Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Sonas APC
- Animal assisted therapy
- Social activities
- Relaxation and massage activities
- Doll therapy
- Gardening activities
- Cognitive stimulation activities.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
- Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
- Work experience is ideal for practical experience over the duration of the course but not mandatory.
- As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
- If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
The internal assessor will devise a portfolio brief that requires candidates to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the key learning outcomes.
Candidates will be required to present a comprehensive portfolio addressing the role of the activities coordinator in promoting therapeutic and recreational activities in the care environment.
The portfolio will be assessed on the following:
Part A: Assignment – 40%
- Role of the activities coordinator in care
- Understanding the impact of ageing
- Importance of promoting a positive culture in care
- Importance of a person centered approach
- Benefits of therapeutic and recreational activities
- Relevant research and sources of information.
- Comprehensive analysis and reflection of findings and logical conclusions and recommendations.
Part B: Skills Demonstration Report – 60%
The skills demonstration report will be assessed on the following:
- Assessment of client / residents needs in relation to activities
- Planning a weekly activities schedule for clients/residents in care
- Implementing the planned activities
- Evaluation of outcomes.
- Following completion of your course assignments you will receive a Certificate in Activities Coordination from The Open College.
This Activities Coordinator course is completed through Online Learning and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.