Certificate in Elderly Care

MQF Level 4


Elderly Care

Price  (Local/EU)
Price  (Non-EU)
15 months
8 months
ECTS Credits
Get Qualified Logo

Get 70% back via Tax Credit

€1,400 refund on this course

Course Description

The Certificate in Elderly Care aims to equip you with the skills and competencies to become a caregiver for elderly people.

You will learn how to handle elderly people with health issues, as well as challenges presented when working within multidisciplinary teams in elderly care settings. The course covers the physical, psychological, nutritional and mental aspects of human health, as well as the tools you will need to deal with illnesses and challenging behaviour.

This programme focuses on the Maltese legislation related to the sector and promotes the National Occupational Standards for Elderly Carers, as well as the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply must be in possession of at least one of the following:

  • a pass in English Language and Mathematics;


  • an MQF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • candidates seeking a career and a formal qualification in elderly care;
  • candidates who wish to progress in their studies along the Further and Higher Education route, whilst broadening their chances of advancing in their own career path.

Career Paths

This programme aims to prepare you to become a caregiver for elderly persons, in line with the National Occupational Standards for Elderly Care.

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 15 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 9 study modules and a work placement. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • 150-hour work placement.
Work Placements

Course Intake Dates


Additional Info

Reading for the Certificate in Elderly Care as presented in this above costs €2,000.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

Get Qualified
Interest-free payment plans

See what students have to say about our courses

Maria Borg

I learnt a lot from my lectures at IDEA Academy. I very much recommend IDEA Academy – help is found every time you need it and they are flexible, especially towards part-time students such as as myself. My message to prospective students is that it is never too late to start or continue studying.

Maria Borg

M.Sc. in Healthcare Management and Leadership

Join our
mailing list

OFF on selected courses

Skip to content