Certificate in Ageing Studies

  • Certificate in Ageing Studies
  • CW_HRAGE_U (Carlow) - CW_HXAGE_U (Wexford)
  • 10 credits
  • 6
  • 12 weeks part-time
  • TBC
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  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees
  • How to apply
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"Since 2000, there have been more people aged 60 or over than children under 5 and, by 2030, for the first time in history, there will be more people over 60 worldwide than people under 151. Good public policies and major developments in medical science and health systems mean that people are now living longer and healthier. As older people are disproportionately affected by non-communicable diseases the global challenge in health is enormous.” – Report: Health and Older People in Ireland and Developing Countries by Age Action.

This programme aims to support adults in later life, as well as those who work with them, to work towards the increased wellbeing of the elderly on both individual and societal levels. The main objective is to develop critical awareness among students of the impact society has on the lives of older adults and to maximise opportunity for creative, physical and psychology engagement in the third phase of life.

This programme can be undertaken by individuals who wish to enhance their understanding of issues facing the elderly or those looking to enhance their skills in a related professional role.


  • Demography of ageing
  • Ageism
  • Ageing and Self-Confidence
  • Life Transitions
  • Successful Ageing
  • Circle of Support
  • Isolation, Connections and Sexuality
  • Active Citizenship

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.



How to Apply

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Contact us

Email: lll.cw@setu.ie