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: £.00
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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.

Disclaimer
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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