This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.
Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents or patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. The need for high-quality trained care workers has never been greater, after a Care Quality Commission investigation revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated ‘inadequate’.
This qualification will help learners to understand how to develop and implement a care plan including monitoring and reporting on the care activities they’re responsible for, as part of their job role.
This course is suitable for anyone currently working, or hoping to work, in a health and social care role that requires care planning.
As the course is completed online, the use of a computer or laptop is recommended, however all student have access to our campus libraries including our quiet study spaces and computer suites!
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.
The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 155 study hours to complete.
What will I study?
You will be provided with the knowledge to successfully meet the needs of individuals through planning care and support.
Units covered include:
- Understanding person-centred thinking and planning
- Care planning for the care worker
- Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
- Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
- Understanding continence care
- Principles of supporting sleep
How is it assessed?
This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.
Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone, email and Microsoft Teams.
You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.
This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.
What are the course fees?
Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. Our distance learning courses may be free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria* including:
- UK resident (those who live in devolved combined authorities outside Liverpool and Greater Manchester may not be eligible for course funding.)
- Aged 19 or over
(those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification or equivalent e.g. a full level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C or 4-9. Those who have not yet achieved a qualification at this level are not eligible to undertake one of these distance learning courses.)
*The College will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility. Please note, any learner who has received funding for the course and does not successfully complete will be liable to pay for the course fees.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care or the level 2 Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes qualifications. Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.
Are you ready to apply?
However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.
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Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Learner Services for further information about the financial support available to you.