Age & Opportunity: Creative Exchanges Courses

Age & Opportunity

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 provide meaningful 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 22nd and 23rd April, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2020.
The course will commence at 10.00 am and finish at 16.00 pm each day.


  • 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

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