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Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly


Subject Health and Social Care

Type Distance Learning

Qualification Level 2

Description

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.

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

Course Delivery
Paper based learning materials with online assessment, 12 weeks

Teaching and Assessment
Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Entry Requirements
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years. Learners must be educated up to Level 2 standard.


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