Older People: Key Knowledge and Skills for Providing Effective Support is an APT-Accredited 3-day course from one of Canada's leading providers of mental health training courses. We bring the training to your own organization, for maximum cost effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and refresher courses are also available.)
This course aims to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to interact powerfully and beneficially in the most frequent and fundamental interactions with older people - both formally and informally. It therefore covers: the image of ageing in society; person-centred care; the physical health problems associated with increasing age; the assessment of physical and mental health; how to enhance therapeutic contact; why it is important to know the person's life history and current situation; and how to match client and helper. Students attending this course can expect to feel overall more 'skilled up' as a professional working with older people.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Online Live and Exclusive course (for teams and organisations):
Online Live Courses typically take slightly less time than the face-to-face course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.
Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).
Option 2: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this course to your own organization a train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,600 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 3-day course, or $4,850 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 2-day version.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 96%
Average Relevance rating: 91%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'Older People: Key Knowledge and Skills for Providing Effective Support' course has received.
"Hooray, the best presented, organized, stress-free course I have ever attended since working within mental health nursing. All sessions were relevant to my area of nursing. I hope to be attending future courses with APT."
"I would recommend this course to anybody working with older people, be they nurses, occupational therapists, doctors, family members and carers."