Course Description

Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia

Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia is a course run by St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 6 months (course) / 3 day workshop. Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia at St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland, please review the details below.

During this programme you will:

  • Discover a powerful approach to dementia care that will totally change your perspective on ageing and dementia
  • Learn the first thing you should do to create a sense of community between staff and residents
  • See how an engaging life enrichment programme transforms the culture of a long-term care centre and ultimately frees up staff time dramatically
  • Learn the process for changing a ho-hum activity program into a dynamic and engaging person-centred programme that keeps people interested and has them coming back for more
  • Be able to implement a simple tool for helping people with cognitive impairment participate in meaningful conversations
  • Identify the mistakes almost everyone unknowingly makes in wayfinding and signage, leading to confusion and discord – and find out how to correct them
  • Develop the skills to effectively communicate with people with dementia, so they easily understand what you are trying to convey

There are TWO Intakes yearly to this course and/or workshop:

  • 15 April 2021 (Online)
  • October 2021 (Blended)
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Training ProviderSt. Nicholas Montessori Ireland
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationSpecial Purpose Award / Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsSpecial Purpose Award
Course Start Date15th April 2021
Course Duration6 months (course) / 3 day workshop
Course TimeLIVE Online Classes + 3 On-Premise Weekend Workshops 12 weeks placement (practice visits for 1-2 hours a week with two older adults) *COVID Update: Classes are scheduled to be on premise, but there are blended and online contingencies in place should students not be able to attend classes on premise due to Government regulations
Course Fee1790 (course) / 275 (workshop)
Entry RequirementsPlease be sure to submit evidence of L6+ Early Years or Montessori certificates within your application. For further information contact Please state the name and location of the course you are seeking information on in the subject of the email. For International Applications:- Applications from international learners are very welcome. Please register your interest and we will be in touch with next steps.
Carear PathThis Level 6 Certificate is for healthcare workers and Montessori educators, school leavers, graduates of QQI level 5 and 6 education and healthcare programmes, mature entrants international students and graduates changing career direction, all of whom have a desire to apply Montessori philosophy to ageing and dementia in order to improve outcomes for elders living with cognitive impairment.
Phone01 230 0080 ext 123
Course CodeNM1001
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St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland

Block C, Century Court George's Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin, 52 South Mall Cork City Co Cork, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

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