Care Provision and Practice

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the needs of different groups requiring care, the roles and responsibilities of care workers and the interpersonal qualities required to work in a range of care settings.

Throughout this course, you will examine the needs of the groups that require care and you will develop personal and interpersonal skills to work in care settings. To achieve this, you will analyze statutory and voluntary care provision, evaluate your own work experience in care settings and design a personal self-development plan.

  • Duration

    5 Days (9:30am- 4:30pm) or
    10 Evenings (6pm – 9pm)

  • Fees


Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of specific groups in need of care in the community to include children, adolescents, adults, older people, those with special needs
  2. Discuss the care in the community needs of these specific groups to include their physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs
  3. Summarise the role of a care worker with a range of different client groups to include specialists working in statutory and voluntary care provision
  4. Discuss the caring qualities necessary for working with different client groups
  5. Examine the skills involved in total patient care
  6. Demonstrate caring qualities when working with people in care situations to include recognition of their requirements for privacy, independence, dignity and positive self-image
  7. Employ a range of interpersonal qualities to include awareness of the different feelings of clients, relatives and colleagues in specific situations and positive responses to the needs of these groups
  8. Give assistance with total patient care in the workplace to include the correct use of basic tools and equipment
  9. Suggest how the care in the community needs of a range of specific groups can be met to include a typical daily routine that aids their physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being
  10. Contribute to planned activities with clients in the workplace
  11. Recognise the therapeutic value of leisure pursuits and social activities for clients.

Elevation Training operates an open admissions policy and welcomes applications from all learners who meet the stated minimum entry requirements for the programme, irrespective of social, cultural and/or educational backgrounds. We communicate in a professional and courteous manner to all those who express an interest in undertaking a programme with us.

All learners entering our programmes are expected to be proficient at reading, researching, understanding, drafting and preparing information, across a broad range of topics. Learners applying to our programmes should have a minimum of a level 4 certificate, or leaving certificate, and/or equivalent qualification. Decisions on admission to a programme are transparent and consistent, and we treat all applicants in a fair and equitable manner.

Applicants who do not meet entry criteria based on previous certified learning achievement may be entitled to be considered based on professional experience, informal or non-formal learning (See Access, Transfer & Progression Policy, ETP 3.03).

Learners, for whom English is not their first language, may be required to provide evidence of their level of English competency. Learners will not be admitted if it is deemed that their level of English proficiency would disadvantage them.

If you would like to discuss these entry requirements in more detail, please contact us on 01 8047333 or

If you think you meet these requirements, please complete the application form.

  1. Assignment 60%
  2. Skills Demonstration 40%

You will be expected to complete two written assignments (each weighted at 30%) during self-directed learning time, over the duration of the course. The remaining 40% will be completed through a skill demonstration, practiced and completed, in the classroom setting, towards the end of the course.

15 Credits

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