University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Working with Older People

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, or those who aspire to work in such areas; the programme has been developed to provide a focused, accredited qualification in working with the older person; students extend their knowledge, understanding and skills to support and meet the needs of the changing experience of the person who is becoming older.

Entry requirements

Candidates are prepared to degree level or equivalent in health, social work or social care; applicants may are also considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Health and social influences; assessment and care approaches; care improvement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 15 months
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland
Distance Learning

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