People in the UK now have an average life expectancy of 72 years. The population aged 65 years and over is growing faster than the working age population aged 16-64 years; but not everyone remains healthy throughout their longer lives. This is something you will look at in more detail during this course when learning what types of care an elderly person may need currently and at the end of their life.
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of working in elderly care. This course includes information on the principles of elderly care, health issues affecting the elderly, individual rights, and communication.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
|Study level||Cost||Additional fees|
|19+||FREE *subject to eligibility checks||There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria, which will be explained during enrolment.|
You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit. All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times. This course is available paper-based too on request.
You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.
This is a 16 week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16 week timeframe.
The course is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of working with the elderly. It may be useful as an introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in working in elderly care settings, and those wishing to expand on their existing knowledge.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 or above who have a minimum of Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and maths.
This course is split up into six units:
- Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK
- Unit 2: Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care
- Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care
- Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care
- Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care
- Unit 6: Communication in elderly care
The benefits for completing this course are:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed
After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other distance learning programmes.
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