Wellbeing for the Older Person

Physical Education and physical literacy for all ages

This short course aims to develop and equip individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds with the necessary skills to enhance the wellbeing and mindfulness of older people while keeping up to date with the changes in health and social care delivery, service and practice in Wales.

Key Facts

Course Length:
1 week
Start Date: September 2017

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
Swansea Business School
Contact Email:
amanda.owens@uwtsd.ac.uk
 



This programme reflects the current demand and expertise in health and social care. This programme relates to an exponential area in health and care which affects every practitioner and service users – the care of the older person. It is designed to build knowledge and skill in understanding how physiology, mindfulness and complementary therapies can enhance the wellbeing and life satisfaction of the older person, as well as develop empathy and practical skills on behalf of the practitioner. This course is for anyone wishing to enhance the quality of life for an individual or group of older people. 

We utilize training techniques and knowledge from a wide range of sources, including local health board and experts from across the globe who are leading developers in the field in order to give an empathic, skilled and informed course on the topic.

This course is designed to complement our UniCert Working with Dementia and could be viewed as a follow on from that course. Each UniCert has two related modules that are taught and assessed within one intense weekly block. Students are able to undertake one UniCert in each of the three terms in any one academic year.

  • Ageing Physiology and Healthy Activity
  • An Introduction to Complementary Therapies in a Care Context

This short course aims to develop and equip individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds with the necessary skills to enhance the wellbeing and mindfulness of older people while keeping up to date with the changes in health and social care delivery, service and practice in Wales.

With services merging and a new emphasis on multi and inter disciplinary working in health and social care in Wales, the need to remain current, knowledgeable and informed in the sector is more vital than ever. The Health Portfolio is proud to present a series of short, one week courses which have been decided in conjunction with colleagues and managers from the sector and aim to upskill current and ambitious practitioners in a range of topics and roles.

Amanda Owens: amanda.owens@uwtsd.ac.uk 
Tania Davies: tania.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk 
01792 481225

Assessment used within this programme uses an innovative approach which expands upon existing skills base and develops knowledge in a fast paced and formative way in order to give constant feedback and support to all students. The use of one summative or overall assessment is usually used in order to assess learning at the end of the course.

Assessments are designed to develop students’ ability to practice a wide range of tools and techniques and to see the strategic implications of decisions and problems. These typically take the form of case studies, research and critical evaluation exercises and short practical work based reports to resolve problems or explore policy and practice responses. The student will be required to give their own recommendations and ideas.

You must be working in an organisation which links to health and social care. Working with the older person is desirable but not essential.


No formal educational qualifications or UCAS points are required.

This programme provides students with a range of professional skills and competencies that are transferable within the health and social care sector across almost every discipline. Oral and some written skills are developed quite quickly in order to enable individuals to grow in confidence through the programme of study.

Typical career opportunities are progression within your current employment role or a chance to develop and progress within the sector. You are also able to undertake further training with UWTSD and use your short course qualification as entry onto any of our degree courses. We are also exploring the option of combining Uni Certs in order to allow attainment of a Cert HE for those students who complete any three short courses within the Heath Portfolio.

£1,250 before Skills for Industry funding of between 50% & 70%

  • University Certificate (UniCert) Working with Dementia 
  • University Certificate (UniCert) Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • University Certificate (UniCert) Resource Management in Health and Social Care
  • University Certificate (UniCert) Sustainability and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care
  • University Certificate (UniCert) Professional Skills in Care and Support