Online Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly

Online Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly

Course Information

Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date: Various
End Date:Various
Days: VAR
Location: Online
Duration: 12 Weeks
Code: CQ5L2CE
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
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This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. It is designed for those who wish to understand the principles of elderly care, learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care. All units are compulsory.

 

About the Course

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. It is designed for those who wish to understand the principles of elderly care, learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care. All units are compulsory.



This course is split up into six compulsory units. Each unit is then split into smaller sections.



Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK



Section 1: Understand the context of elderly care in the UK

Section 2: Understand the range of care available

Section 3: Understand regulation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)



Unit 2: Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care



Section 1: Understand individuality and independence

Section 2: Understand the importance of service users maintain contact with and support from friends and family

Section 3: Understand how to maintain health and well-being of the elderly in care



Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care



Section 1: Understand how to deal with health issues in elderly care

Section 2: Understand the impact of dementia

Section 3: Understand urinary tract health issues

Section 4: Understand pneumonia

Section 5: Understand wounds and healing

Section 6: Understand depression

Section 7: Understand arthritis

Section 8: Understand end of life care



Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care



Section 1: Understand how to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults in elderly care settings

Section 2: Understand how to recognise that a vulnerable adult has been abused

Section 3: Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that vulnerable adult has been abused

Section 4: Understand equality and diversity in a care setting

Section 5: Understand legislation affecting service user's rights in a care setting



Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care

Section 1: Understand the importance of risk assessment in elderly care settings

Section 2: Understand manual handling in elderly care settings

Section 3: Understand risks form hazardous substances in elderly care settings

Section 4: Understand the risk of infection in elderly care settings

Section 5: Understand how to deal with accidents in elderly care settings

Section 6: Understand the safe administration of medicines in elderly care settings



Unit 6: Communication in elderly care



Section 1: Understand the importance of communication in elderly care settings

Section 2: Understand how to communicate with a client moving into a care home and their family

Section 3: Understand the skills required to work in elderly care settings



The benefits of this course include:



Gain a nationally recognised qualification

Develop a greater understanding of the Prevent duty and British Values

This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study

Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development

Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure that you have the support needed to succeed.

Progression

Once you have completed this course, you could progress onto the following:
- Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Entry Requirements

Students need to be working at Level 1 English and should have the ambition to progress into further study, or work.

Assessment

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability whilst studying with CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. You will be assigned a tutor who will make contact with you prior to you course starting and you will have access to MS Teams to communicate with your tutor and support network. Course work is submitted via our online system and your tutor will mark and return you work to you with feedback.

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