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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.

 

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Entry requirements

Learners must meet the following eligibility criteria to access this course:

 

  • Age: Learners must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August 2021 (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
  • Nationality: Learners must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years
  • Learners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form.
  • Learners must undertake a maths and English skills checker. (initial online course only)
  •  Learners will be required to attend an online induction session via zoom.(initial online course only)
  • Apprenticeships: Please contact us regarding the funding rules for apprentices

 

Qualifications

TQUK Level 2 qualification

What you'll learn (core modules)

This course explores the following units:

 

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)

  • All learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college. 
  • At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.

Where will this course take me?

Once you have completed your course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please select the link below to view all our other online courses:

 

Level 2 - Online Courses

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

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Please select "apply online" and complete the application, once we have received this, we will contact you with further enrolment information.

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