Age & Opportunity: Creative Exchanges Course


Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, education & personal development.

Our aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to live a dynamic and fulfilling life where they are more active, more engaged, more creative and more stimulated.

Age & Opportunity’s Creative Exchanges course offers high-quality training that leads to a QQI Level 6 Component Award (6N3585). Participants will develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in residential and day care settings.

In line with the person-centred approach promoted by HIQA National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (2016), this course is designed to help you to provide meaningful and purposeful opportunities to engage older people in arts activities.

If you are an activities coordinator, working in a residential or day care setting or an artist interested in engaging with older people in a care setting. Creative Exchanges can provide you with:

  • An understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting
  • Practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings
  • Experience of taking part in arts based workshops


Creative Exchanges will run over seven full days at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
on 27th & 28th February, 7th, 14th, 28th March, 4th and 11st April 2019.


  • An interest in arts and creativity
  • A willingness to do creative activity with older people
  • Commitment to attend seven full days of training and undertake self-directed study and project work

To gain entry to a Level 6 programme you do not need a previous formal qualification. You may have achieved certification at Level 5 or have equivalent life and/or work experience.


Age & Opportunity's Creative Exchanges programme is fully validated by QQI under the new common awards system at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The course will be delivered over seven full days and will lead to a component award in Arts and the Community 6N3585. A significant amount of self-directed study and personal project work is required in order to successfully complete the course.


Creative Exchanges costs €650 per participant. Places are limited.

For an application form or for more information, please contact Fiona Holohan at or 01 805 7798

Closing date for receipt of application form is Friday 8th February 2019


Dublin 8

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