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About the course

The qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their 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.

Entry requirements

All students will be required to attend an initial induction session at the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification. The induction is designed to give the learner the best possible start and due to the funding process for these courses you will have to complete some enrolment forms and complete an initial screening for Maths and English. The induction is an integral part of the course and can take up to 2 hours.

Qualifications

TQUK Level 2 qualification

What you'll learn (core modules)

Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK

  • Understand the context of elderly care in the UK

  • Understand the range of care available

  • Understand regulation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

 

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

  • Understand individuality and independence

  • Understand the importance of service users maintain contact with and support from friends and family

  • Understand how to maintain health and well-being of the elderly in care

 

Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care

  • Understand how to deal with health issues in elderly care

  • Understand the impact of dementia

  • Understand urinary tract health issues

  • Understand pneumonia

  • Understand wounds and healing

  • Understand depression

  • Understand arthritis

  • Understand end of life care

 

Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care

  • Understand how to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults in elderly care settings

  • Understand how to recognise that a vulnerable adult has been abused

  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that vulnerable adult has been abused

  • Understand equality and diversity in a care setting

  • Understand legislation affecting service user's rights in a care setting 

 

Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care

  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in elderly care settings

  • Understand manual handling in elderly care settings

  • Understand risks form hazardous substances in elderly care settings

  • Understand the risk of infection in elderly care settings

  • Understand how to deal with accidents in elderly care settings

  • Understand the safe administration of medicines in elderly care settings

 

Unit 6: Communication in elderly care

  • Understand the importance of communication in elderly care settings

  • Understand how to communicate with a client moving into a care home and their family

  • Understand the skills required to work in elderly care settings

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal. 

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

After the initial induction session all learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.  From March 2020 until further notice these inductions will be held on line via Zoom. Full details will be provided once you have you completed the enrolment process.

Where will this course take me?

 

How much will it cost?

The course is fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*

However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125

 

*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years

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