Creative Exchanges – Training for Activities Coordinators
September 11, 2019
Creative Exchanges is a seven week accredited training course for activities coordinators in care settings and people from an arts background with an interest in working with older people. It trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people.
If you are an activities coordinator, working in a residential or day care setting or an artist interested in engaging with older people in a care setting, this course is for you. The course is a QQI Level 6 accredited qualification (a component award in Arts and the Community 6N3585), consisting of seven full days, 10am-4pm each day, over a two-month period.
No prior qualifications are required, but an interest in arts and creativity or working with older people, as well as a commitment to attend the seven days training and undertake a significant amount of self-directed project work and study is essential.
Creative Exchanges will take place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin over 7 full days, 10:00 to 16:00 from September – October 2019. Participants must attend all sessions in order to complete the programme.
Course Dates: Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September, Thursdays 19th, 26th September and Thursdays 10th, 17th and 24th October 2019
Applicants should have:
An interest in arts and creativity
A willingness to do creative activities with older people
Commitment to attend 7 full days training and undertake self-directed study and project work
A learner seeking entry to a programme leading to a level 6 award does not need a previous formal qualification. Learners may have achieved certification at level 5 (e.g. a FETAC level 5 certificate, component certificate or a significant range of subjects within the leaving certificate) or equivalent life/work experience
In order to complete the course it will be necessary to carry out a project with a group of older people in a day care or residential setting.
Further details about Creative Exchanges can be found here.