In this unit, you’ll discover the importance of communication by identifying ways to overcome barriers to meet the individual needs and preferences of people in a variety of different care settings.
Here, you’ll recognise the skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing, and accessing information.
This unit asks you to reflect on your personal development and practice in various care settings, using learning opportunities in relation to developing your own practice.
In this unit, you’ll develop the ability to execute person-centred approaches in various adult care settings. You’ll learn to work with individuals to uncover their history, preferences, wishes and needs in a private and sensitive manner. Find out how to gain consent when providing care, encourage participation, support individual choices and promote well-being.
Here, you’ll cover the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion, which are fundamental in a variety of adult care environments.
Understand your own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others in relation to health, safety and well-being in adult care settings. Here, you’ll consider policies and procedures, how to monitor health and safety risks, and what to do in the event of sudden illness.
Examine the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with an employer, as well as work in partnership with others.
This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of settings. It introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of care settings. This unit covers the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.
This unit provides the knowledge needed to understand the administration of medication under the direction of a health professional. You’ll cover the current legislation, guidelines, and policies relevant, and understand the procedures required for ensuring an individual’s safety.
This unit will introduce you to national and local policies in relation to infection control. You’ll understand how procedures and risk assessment can help to minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly.
Here, you’ll learn how to promote positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities in a range of care settings. You’ll understand the framework that underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks, and be able to support people in doing so, understanding your duty of care in relation to positive risk-taking.
Here, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication. Learning about the factors that affect specific communication needs, you’ll be able to identify and address those needs so that you can review an individual’s progress and provide the necessary support.
Here, you’ll learn the current legislation, national guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in relation to moving and positioning individuals. You’ll also learn about anatomy and physiology relating to moving and positioning individuals in a range of care settings and in accordance with their specific needs and care plan, to minimise risk before doing so.
This unit will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to manage individuals’ pain and discomfort in a range of care settings. Covering the experience and impact of pain, you’ll understand how to best assess and monitor an individual’s pain levels, and record and report on the management of their pain. You’ll also learn about the legislation relating to pain management and minimising discomfort to support an individual through their experience.
Here, you’ll learn about the correct way to maintain a clean environment in accordance with national policies. You’ll gain an understanding of the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials.
Looking at the causes of infection, you’ll understand the common illnesses that may result as a consequence. You’ll gain an understanding of the difference between both infection and colonisation, and pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms. In addition, you’ll develop knowledge about the methods of transmission, the conditions needed for organisms to grow, the ways infection enters the body, and key factors that may lead to infection occurring.
This final unit teaches you about the components of a balanced diet, providing knowledge about current national and organisational requirements for meeting nutritional and hydration needs in adult care settings. In addition, you’ll understand how to spot signs of malnutrition, manage special dietary requirements, and monitor nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings.
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You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).