Let us equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals needing care and support.
The NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care is specifically designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of care. Whether you're just starting your career or seeking to enhance your existing skills, this course offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of essential topics in the field.
By enrolling in the NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care at Oxbridge, you can access our flexible online learning platform. This allows you to study independently, balancing your educational pursuits with your personal and professional commitments. Our user-friendly platform provides a seamless learning experience.
You'll cover topics such as communication, personal development, health & safety, equality & diversity, the duty of care and your responsibilities as a care worker - amongst many other things. Our aim is to give you the tools and support to achieve your goals. We're here to support you every step of the way. Take a look at further information on the course below, and let's begin your journey together.
Enrol to begin studying from October 31st 2023.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Communication in Care Settings
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to communicate with others in work settings. This also includes how to maintain confidentiality when communicating with and about others.
Unit 2 - Handle information in Care Settings
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to be able to handle information in care settings.
Unit 3 - Personal Development in Care Settings
This unit is aimed at those who work in care settings. The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice.
Unit 4 - Implement Person Centred approaches in Care Settings
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand and work in a person-centred way.
Unit 5 - Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
This unit introduces the knowledge and skills to enable the individual to work in an equitable and inclusive way.
Unit 6 - Health, Safety and Well-being in Care Settings
The aim of this unit is to prepare the learner for the principles of health and safety within the health and care settings.
Unit 7 - Responsibilities of a Care worker
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer, and work in partnership with others.
Unit 8 - Duty of Care
This unit covers the knowledge required to understand duty of care and own role in this.
Unit 9 - Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
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.
Unit 10 - The Principles of Infection prevention and Control
To introduce the learner to national and local policies in relation to infection control; to explain employer and employee responsibilities in this area; to understand how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene.
Unit 11 - Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding of the correct way of maintaining a clean environment in accordance with national policies. Learners will gain an understanding of the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials. This unit does not cover the decontamination of surgical instruments.
Unit 12 - Dementia Awareness
The aim of the unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia.
Unit 13 - Care for the Elderly
The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the needs of the elderly and how to care for them.
Unit 14 - Promotion of general Health and Wellbeing
This unit is concerned with health promotion related to general health and wellbeing. It covers the scientific basis of health promotion, the practical application of health promotion and methods of health promotion planning.
Unit 15 - Diabetes Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to be aware of diabetes.
Unit 16 - Awareness of End of Life Care
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required in relation to end of life care.
Unit 17 - Understanding Mental Health
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to understand mental health.
Learners can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or onto a relevant Apprenticeship.
Upon completion, learners can enter either adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:
- adult care worker
- healthcare assistant/support worker
- personal assistant
Units can also be a basis for continuing professional development in the learner's chosen field.
How is this course assessed or examined?
This course is assessed in two ways:
Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
Each unit is followed by a tutor-marked assignment (TMA) which will be completed at the end of each module and marked by your tutor.
You will not be required to take an external exam with this course as your portfolio of evidence is internally assessed by us and externally quality assured by the awarding body. Your tutor will provide feedback on your work, and should there be any amendments required, they will outline what is needed for you to complete that assignment.
This course requires up to four observations. This means that somebody will need to observe you in practice. This could be in a workplace or a voluntary placement. These practical observations will be carried out by an Oxbridge Assessor (we’ll visit you) and that's included in the course price.
We offer up to four complimentary external observations for this course to any student on the UK mainland, which is enough to complete the course.
Students must have a placement, either paid or voluntary, in a relevant Care setting for the course. This is so you can undertake activities and observations relating to the units of the course.
The minimum age requirement for this course is 16.