If you're currently working in the health and care industry and wish to improve your skill set, then the Working With Older People FdA will teach you how to meet the needs of the current growing population of older people who need professional care. Taught through our partner institution City and Islington College, the course combines both practical and theoretical work and college-based learning, enabling you to develop your expert knowledge and skills when working with older people. This foundation course will allow you to investigate the best ways of delivering care while taking the client’s wishes into consideration. You'll also explore end-of-life care, both from a physical and emotional perspective. A range of local and national considerations are taken into account, and the teaching draws on a range of disciplines. These include care in the older community, leadership and management, application of research methods, end of life care, person-centred approaches, understanding nutrition for older people, communication and relationships for older people. Designed to help you in your career, the course provides you with the opportunity to undertake training of a professional nature supported by a mentor at work. This will help you develop the skills that employers are searching for, and further boost your career prospects. On successful completion of the course, you'll obtain a Foundation Degree in Working for Older People, demonstrating your capability for working in the care sector. You'll also have the opportunity to progress onto the final year of the Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree at London Met.