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Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly

Course Overview

This course has been developed to increase your knowledge & understanding of how to care for older people. It has been designed for anyone wishing to understand the principles of elderly care, learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care.

All units are compulsory.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

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Benefits

  • Paper based learning materials with online assessment
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price
£299.00

Direct Debit
Yes

Funded Course
England and Scotland Only

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Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK (9 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand the context of elderly care in the UK (4 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand the range of care available (3 questions)
  • Section 3: Understand regulation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (2 questions)

Unit 1 Summary: In this unit, learn what caring for elderly is, about ageing populations and the range of care available. This unit also covers the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Unit 2: Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care (12 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand individuality and independence (4 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand the importance of service users maintain contact with and support from friends and family (1 question)
  • Section 3: Understand how to maintain the health and well-being of the elderly in care (8 questions)

Unit 2 Summary: In this unit, discover the role that individuality and independence has in elderly care, how important contact is between family/ friends and service users, and how maintaining health and well-being is key for care workers.

Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care (27 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand how to deal with health issues in elderly care (2 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand the impact of dementia (6 questions)
  • Section 3: Understand urinary tract health issues (3 questions)
  • Section 4: Understand pneumonia (3 questions)
  • Section 5: Understand wounds and healing (4 questions)
  • Section 6: Understand depression (3 questions)
  • Section 7: Understand arthritis (3 questions)
  • Section 8: Understand end of life care (3 questions)

Unit 3 Summary: This unit will cover the signs, symptoms and how to support service users with dementia, urinary tract health issues, pneumonia, wounds and healing, depression and arthritis. The section will also cover end of life care.

Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care (19 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand how to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults in elderly care settings (3 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand how to recognise that a vulnerable adult has been abused (3 questions)
  • Section 3: Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that vulnerable adult has been abused (4 questions)
  • Section 4: Understand equality and diversity in a care setting (4 questions)
  • Section 5: Understand legislation affecting service user’s rights in a care setting (5 questions)

Unit 4 Summary: In this unit, learn about safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults, recognising abuse and responding to abuse, equality and diversity, and the legislation in place.

Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care (23 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand the importance of risk assessment in elderly care settings (3 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand manual handling in elderly care settings (2 questions)
  • Section 3: Understand risks from hazardous substances in elderly care settings (4 questions)
  • Section 4: Understand the risk of infection in elderly care settings (5 questions)
  • Section 5: Understand how to deal with accidents in elderly care settings (5 questions)
  • Section 6: Understand the safe administration of medicines in elderly care settings (5 questions)

Unit 5 Summary: In this unit, learn about the risk assessments, manual handling, hazardous substances, risk of infections, dealing with incidents and safe administration of medicines.

Unit 6: Communication in elderly care (9 questions)

  • Section 1: Understand the importance of communication in elderly care settings (3 questions)
  • Section 2: Understand how to communicate with a client moving into a care home and their family (3 questions)
  • Section 3: Understand the skills required to work in elderly care settings (3 questions)

Unit 6 Summary: In this final unit, learn about communication within elderly care settings, moving into a care home and the skills that are required for care workers.

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