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Online Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly

Length
12 Week(s)
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Length
12 Week(s)
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Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
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Course 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, and learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability whilst studying with CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. You will be assigned a tutor who will make contact with you prior to you course starting and you will have access to MS Teams to communicate with your tutor and support network. Course work is submitted via our online system and your tutor will mark and return you work to you with feedback.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 2

Training Course Content

This course is split up into six compulsory units. Each unit is then split into smaller sections.

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

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