Positive Ageing - How to Enjoy Later Life Short Course

Positive Ageing - How to Enjoy Later Life Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance
  • Entry and Admissions

    Award Type:

    Short Course


    Short Course / CPD

    Study Mode:


    Delivery Method:


    Course Length:

    ½ day


    School of Community Health and Midwifery

    Partner Colleges:

    No Partner College

    Start Date:

    Tuesday 25th April 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

    Entry Requirements:


    Course Content

    Course Outline:
    This workshop explores the big questions of ageing – what it is, how it happens and how we think about it. We explore the research around ‘successful ageing’ and how to improve health and wellbeing in later life. In particular we will discover what lifestyle factors have the most impact on ageing and how developing a more positive psychology can help us to age more successfully. We also consider the transitions of later life, such as retirement, becoming a grandparent or carer and how we can build resilience to manage these changes and still live life to the full.

    Who should attend:

    Nurses, mental health practitioners, general practitioners, heath care assistants and anyone who has an interest in ageing well and helping others to live life to the full. 

    Learning Environment & Assessment:

    Attendance without examination 

    Academic Expertise

    Lowri is a Lecturer in Psychological Interventions at UCLan, she has an MSc in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the NHS since 2010. Lowri also has extensive experience of working with older adults and adults with Dementia. 

    Learning outcome & aims

    During the workshops participants will:

    • Develop a better understanding of ageing – examining the myths and the realities.
    • Consider factors that impact on wellbeing in later life.
    • Consider psychological components of ageing and how cultivating a positive mind-set can buffer against ill health in older age.
    • Explore research around lifestyle factors, such as exercise and diet – find out what changes can help us to live longer. 

    Industry links & professional accreditation

    We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

    Work experience and international opportunities

    At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

    Graduate Careers

    The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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    Progression Routes

    From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

    Fees & Funding

    You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
    Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
    Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


    How to Apply

    These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

    Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

    If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
    email or call 01772 893808 

    About UCLan

    Course Enquiries

    University of Central Lancashire,
    PR1 2HE
    United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400