Course Description

Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia

St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland

During this programme you will:

  • Discover a powerful approach to dementia care that will totally change your perspective on ageing and dementia
  • Learn the first thing you should do to create a sense of community between staff and residents
  • See how an engaging life enrichment programme transforms the culture of a long-term care centre and ultimately frees up staff time dramatically
  • Learn the process for changing a ho-hum activity program into a dynamic and engaging person-centred programme that keeps people interested and has them coming back for more
  • Be able to implement a simple tool for helping people with cognitive impairment participate in meaningful conversations
  • Identify the mistakes almost everyone unknowingly makes in wayfinding and signage, leading to confusion and discord – and find out how to correct them
  • Develop the skills to effectively communicate with people with dementia, so they easily understand what you are trying to convey

There are TWO Intakes yearly to this course and/or workshop:

  • 15 April 2021 (Online)
  • October 2021 (Blended)

Course Code NM1001
College Name St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland
Course Category Education, Montessori Education
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Special Purpose Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 14th October 2021
Course Fee 1790 (course) / 275 (workshop)
Course Duration 6 months (course) / 3 day workshop
Course Times LIVE Online Classes + 3 On-Premise Weekend Workshops 12 weeks placement (practice visits for 1-2 hours a week with two older adults) *COVID Update: Classes are scheduled to be on premise, but there are blended and online contingencies in place should students not be able to attend classes on premise due to Government regulations
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Special Purpose Award
Entry Requirements Please be sure to submit evidence of L6+ Early Years or Montessori certificates within your application. For further information contact Please state the name and location of the course you are seeking information on in the subject of the email. For International Applications:- Applications from international learners are very welcome. Please register your interest and we will be in touch with next steps.
Career Path This Level 6 Certificate is for healthcare workers and Montessori educators, school leavers, graduates of QQI level 5 and 6 education and healthcare programmes, mature entrants international students and graduates changing career direction, all of whom have a desire to apply Montessori philosophy to ageing and dementia in order to improve outcomes for elders living with cognitive impairment.
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St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland

Block C, Century Court George's Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin, 52 South Mall Cork City Co Cork, Dublin, Ireland

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St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland
Block C, Century Court George's Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
52 South Mall Cork City Co Cork, Dublin
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