Elevator Training Programmes

The findings of the Elevator Irish National Dementia Educational Needs Analysis (2014) have informed the work of the Dementia Elevator project. Building on this report we have devised a number of different training programmes focused on building skills in the community to support people with dementia.

How much will it cost?

All of our online training programmes are completely free. The blended learning degree level education is free to HSE staff and offered at a reduced rate to non-HSE staff.

How will the training be delivered?

The free, online training programmes for carers and customer facing services can be taken in one, or a number of sittings. Facilitator’s resource packs are available to those who wish to deliver the programmes in a group setting. We encourage organisations to identify a staff member who could deliver the training using the facilitator’s resource packs and where commitment is high we may be able to offer train the trainer programmes.

We recommend that organisations place Elevator’s training links on company websites, as our key objective is to ensure that the resources are freely accessible and available to those who wish to learn more about supporting people affected by dementia.

Elevator’s 12 week degree level modules; Dementia Champions: Person Centred Dementia Care, Therapeutic Responses to People with Dementia and Dementia and Everyday Ethics  are delivered via blended learning; online with some face to face classroom work.

When will the programmes be available?

Many of our programmes are already available. The estimated times of training availability are set out below.

Dementia Champions TrainingDementia AwarenessGP TrainingPsychosocial
Ethical Care DecisionsTraining for Senior Managers and LeadersMemory Assessment Training
Training available from
Next Intake: September 2017
Level 1: Available Now
Available NowLevel 1: Available NowLevel 1 Coming in 2017
Available NowComing in 2017
Level 2 Retail Available Now
Level 2 Next Intake September 2017 Degree Next intake: February 2018
Level 2 Transport: Coming in 2017
Level 2 Financial Available Now
Level 3 Awareness: Available Now