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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 Weeks 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is designed for learners aged 19 or over, who are looking to enter into, or progress within, employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

You will develop the skills to provide person-centred approach to care and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes. To assist in the delivery and understanding of this qualification, candidates should have access to details of a work environment in a relevant sector.

Study level Cost
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks

You will gain a deeper understanding of your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. Throughout this course you will learn how to develop and implement care plans through person-centred thinking and planning and contribute to the review of these plans by observing, monitoring and reporting on the care activities you’re responsible for.

This course will also enhance your knowledge of nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings, continence care and how to support an individual to maintain personal hygiene, ensuring you have a fully rounded knowledge base and are equipped with the relevant skills for working in the care sector.

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. You will be required to complete six units through written assessment; also available with online assessment.

What’s next?

After successfully completing the course candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.

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