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Understanding Personal Care Needs Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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An increasing ageing population has resulted in more adults requiring round-the-clock care. Alongside an increase in the need for medical care, there is also a need for high levels of personal care to enable those who need support to live as comfortably as possible. The aim of this qualification is to increase your understanding of the subject to enable you to develop a person-centred approach to delivering high levels of personal care.

Your studies will include topics such as:

  • Understand person-centred care
  • Supporting personal hygiene
  • Importance of foot care
  • Supporting the maintenance of oral health
  • Understanding pressure area care
  • Understanding sepsis

This qualification is a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and demonstrates your competency to employers. It can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD). It is also suitable for anyone with a personal interest in this topic.

What will I do?

During this Level 2 Understanding Personal Care Needs Distance Learning course you will study -

  • Understand person-centred care
  • Understand how to support personal hygiene
  • Understand pressure area care
  • Understand foot care for individuals
  • Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health
  • Understand sepsis

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 are studied from home, work, or any location you wish. They are designed for independent study and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course.

  • This course is only available to study fully online

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge. We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

This course will be assessed fully online – you access all the learning materials and complete and submit your assessments online.

You 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 Caring for the Elderly
  • Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

Other options for further study are:

  • HE Qualification
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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