Gerontology Level 6

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

6 Weeks

Course Fees
€650.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Apply Online
or visit Dorset College
or request an appointment with Programme Leader

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in learning about Gerontology and gain the skill that makes a difference to the quality of care for older people in the healthcare system. The rapid growth of the aging population will create demand for skilled professionals and new career opportunities in this field.

Looking for…

A Gerontology Qualification that provides the skills, knowledge and a clear, informed view on the appropriate structures, roles, responsibilities and supporting process required in gerontology.

To Become...

A Nursing Home Supervisor
A Healthcare Professional
A Qualified Nurse
A Social Care Professional

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Gerontology Level 6 Award

Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining the skills and knowledge in gerontology that will enable you to provide professional support in your role and progress academically.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from a team of highly qualified and experienced Nurse Teachers who will provide the skills and knowledge required to deal with elderly clients professionally and take on leadership roles in the aging population.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge, and understanding of this important area.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry criteria for this programme.  

Please call us or visit the college and speak to a course coordinator who would be happy to explain the details of the course and how it can benefit you and your career.


Start Date: TBC

Duration: 6 Days

Useful QQI Links

Higher Education Links

Higher Education Progression Opportunities

Points Calculator for Level 5 and 6 Awards:

The quota of places reserved for QQI FET/FETAC applicants on nursing courses in 2018 can be found here

Lecturer Profiles

Programme Fees


Additional Information

Exam fees are included in the course price.

Application Process

A deposit of €150.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.