Taught course

Working with Older People

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be prepared to degree level or equivalent. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for health, social work and social care professionals, and those staff involved in the care of older people employed by voluntary and private care organisations. It is also ideal for those who aspire to work in such areas, offering a focused qualification in working with the older person.

About the programme

You will extend your knowledge, understanding and skills to support and meet the needs of the changing experience of the person who is becoming older and frailer. Learning will be facilitated by lecturing staff with extensive knowledge about the older person from diverse perspectives and with contributions from experts in health, social care, third and voluntary sectors.

Your learning

Health and social Influences

  • examines the changing demographic profile; positive images of ageing and the experience of becoming older.

Assessment and care Approaches

  • addresses the assessment and management of the older person’s care needs

Care improvement

  • explores the continued improvement of older peoples’ services and health and social care practice

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Blended learning with study days at Hamilton Campus

Course contact details

Raymond Duffy
0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)