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Practitioner Level 1- Training Mon 11 Nov 2020 Cork Senior Care
Elder/Senior Care Nurse Training


Product Code: ADPL2020-2

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This one day education & training programme is for staff working in continuing/residential care & day care settings for older people. The programme is only available for staff who have already completed the ‘Activity Therapy Staff Training – Alzheimer’s/Dementia’ one day programme (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland category 1 approved) and who have been using the activity therapy in residential care & day care settings with a demonstrable consistency (minimum 4 months).

The programme teaches nurses an advanced level of theory which is behind the basic practices introduced in the original course, giving the practitioners a greater understanding of the science behind the methodology. The course also measures the participant’s level of ability in implementing the practical elements of the activity therapy such as massage and correct use of oils and sprays. A theory test is also presented at the end of the programme. On successful completion of the programme nurses will be approved to facilitate workshops in any residential care & day care setting for older people and will automatically credit their place of work as an approved ImaginationGYM place of practice for the duration of the nurses involvement.

Registered nurses will receive 5 training credits (cpd) for attendance on the course
Additional Information
  • Benefits and Conditions of being registered as a Practitioner:

    Registered Practitioners will benefit from on-going support and updates on the latest research.
    • The place of work will be listed and registered on the ImaginationGYM® website
    • The institution/place of work of the Practitioners can list ImaginationGYM® as an approved activity on any promotional material for the duration of the time that the Practitioner works there.
    • The certification goes with the Practitioner to any new place of employment and ImaginationGYM® must be informed of any changes to update website information.
    • On successful completion of the training day and examinations the participants will be able to update the training every 2 years by attending a ½ day course.
    • Non compliance with this will mean the certification registration will cease and the Practitioner Level must be repeated. To remain registered it is necessary to attend a half day update every two years otherwise the Practitioner Level Training must be repeated.
    • ImaginationGYM® staff can ask to visit and sit in on a session with 2 weeks prior notice to evaluate that the guidelines are being adhered to, which ensures the on-going success and adherence to the principles and methodology of the program in activity therapy usage with older people.
    • Registered Practitioner’s can work with ImaginationGYM® on a Commercial basis running workshops in Hospitals, Nursing Home and Day care centres.
    • Participants will be informed of examination results two weeks after the examination.

  • Course Overview:

    The training day provides feedback and latest research in the use of the Level One programme with older people.
    The staff will also achieve a higher level of knowledge and competency in the more advanced theories underlining the methodology of ImaginationGYM, in particular: Flow Theory (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi), Brain Research & Imagination and the benefits and theories behind Nature Awareness for older people. There will be a written exam (one hour duration) and a practical exam (15-20min). There will also be revision time on the theory and practice of the programme.

    The Examination Outline:
    The written exam (one hour duration) is a combination of multiple choice questions (MCQ) and short answer questions. There are 20 questions in total. The written exam counts for 50% of the overall marks.
    The Practical exam (15-20min) consists of the participants utilising their skills on ImaginationGYM® trainers, in order to demonstrate a competency in patient interaction & communication, using the massage and aromatherapy techniques taught on the course.
    A pass rate of 60% in both the written and practical exam is required for an overall pass mark.
    An overall mark exceeding 70% will be denoted as a Credit
    An overall mark exceeding 85% will be denoted as a Distinction.
    Participants that have not reached the level of competency required for these two elements may re-sit the exam at a future date.

    Maldron Hotel 01-4640140 are offering a discount for participants on the training course.
    Room Only: €60
    Room with Breakfast €69 (single occupancy)
    If you are interested in booking please mention Bright Child Productions Ltd to avail of the discount.
    For any queries please call Rosaleen on

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