The Advantage Level 5 Award in Providing Advice to Older People is Northern Ireland's first and only level 5 qualification on age issues.
This award is made up of the unit 'Providing Specialist Advice to Older People on their Rights under the Law'. It is a knowledge based unit worth 5 credits at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
While the award is a qualification in its own right, it can be used as a unit towards a Level 4 Certification or Level 4 Diploma in Providing Specialist Legal Advice, for those wishing to progress.
The course has six learning outcomes:
The content of the course is mapped to the Advice NI’s Advantage training programme. Learners who have previously completed Advantage training can use their work to receive Recognition of Prior Learning towards this award and where applicable build up modules to the full award.
The Level 5 Award is accredited by ProQual. Successful completion of this course and the required assessment exercises are worth 5 Credits at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework .There are no entry requirements for the award.
This course is aimed at those who work in an advisory capacity with older people, groups who are working on age sector issues, and those working within the subject area, such as Case Workers, Housing Officers, Community Care Workers, EHO’s, Advocates and Legal Advisers.
The educational framework of this award including its status on the QCF is explained in the section ‘About the Award’. This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our Advice and Guidance NVQ’s at Level 3 Certificate and Level 4 Diploma including Understand the Importance of Legislation and Procedures (Unit 30) and Establish Communications with Clients (Unit 1). It also links to a range of other National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including:
The course will be delivered at Advice NI’s office in Belfast and will run from9:30am to 4:30pm (approximately). It is broken up into 6 topic areas based onAdvice NI Advantage courses and delivered over 12 days on the following dates:
Age Awareness and Working with Older People: 5 and 12 SepIntroduction to Older People’s Benefits: 19 and 26 SepUnderstanding State Pensions: 3 and 10 OctHealth Rights and Services for Older People: 17 and 24 OctCommunity Care and Older People: 7 and 14 NovHousing and Older People: 21 and 28 Nov
Advice NI Members - £440Voluntary and Community Organisations - £535Statutory and Private Organisations - £690
For further information about the course please contact:
Ryan Fitzsimmons, Training and Development PractitionerAdvice NI, 1 Rushfield Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3FP Tel: 028 9064 5919 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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