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Caring for the Elderly Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Week

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding relevant to working with, and caring for the elderly.

You will study topics relevant to the Care sector, including:

  • Principles of elderly care in the UK
  • Maintaining health and well-being
  • Common health issues
  • Individual rights
  • Minimising risk
  • Communication

This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD), and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is hoping to gain employment, in this field.

What will I do?

You will study:

  • 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 with the elderly care

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

This course can be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Paper-based learning and hand written assessment
  • Paper-based learning, with online assessment

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

How to Apply.

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