Course Description

Activities Coordinator

The Open College

This new and unique Open College designed Activities Coordinator continuous personal development (CPD) course will look at how therapeutic and recreational activities are of paramount importance in the promotion of resident’s / clients quality of life and how the Activity Coordinator plays a central role in delivering purposeful activities that stimulate residents and improve their wellbeing.

Prepared and written by our expert Healthcare tutors to link closely with our QQI Healthcare Support programmes this course will further explore the impact of ageing, social transitions associated with ageing and the importance of person centred care.

The course will allow learners to develop approaches to designing and implementing activity programmes in their work settings. The emphasis throughout this course is on developing positive communication skills, facilitating developmental activities and fostering meaningful participation with older people in care.

On completion of the course it is hoped the learner will have developed upon their existing skills and knowledge base, in order to confidently develop his/her skills and understanding of the importance of designing, implementing and evaluating an activities programme within the care setting, which are engaging and beneficial to people in care.



  1. To assist the learner to gain knowledge of the impact and social transitions associated with ageing
  2. To support the learner in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of the needs of people in care to have access to meaningful activities in the promotion of wellbeing and quality of life
  3. To assist the learner to develop greater awareness of person-centred care, best practices and importance of effective communication skills in the care setting
  4. To enable the learner to gain knowledge of the concepts of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating an activities programme for residents / clients within the care setting
  5. To facilitate the learner to recognise the important role of the activity coordinator in promoting a culture of positive change which embraces the persons needs for activities which maintain and develop their personal identity
  6. To develop learner’s knowledge of the various recreational and therapeutic activities.


Who should study this course?

  • This course is suitable for all healthcare staff.
  • People studying existing QQI Healthcare Courses.
  • Those working in care of the older person care settings, whether residential, community or acute care.
  • Or those who wish to gain additional certification to work in the area of Activities Coordinator.

Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code ACTCOR16
College Name The Open College
Course Category Care Assistance, Health Care
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification CPD
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee 249
Course Duration 8 Weeks
Course Times This Activities Coordinator course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Title of Awarding Certificate in Activities Coordination from The Open College.
Entry Requirements - As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. - If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,
Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin
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