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This care planning training course aims to improve your understanding of your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. It will also enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health in health and social care settings, as well as how to support an individual to maintain their personal hygiene.
Nursing continues to sit in the top ten most in-demand hard skills in the UK, reflecting the ongoing need for national training in this specialised area. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a nursing shortage of around 50,000 nurses and the pressure of the last year continues to be felt throughout the Nursing profession. This course meets care certificate standards and can help you progress onto other nursing courses.
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1: Understand person-centred thinking and planning
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes and practices of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews. Explore the impact person-centred thinking can have on individuals and their families. This unit also outlines current legislation, policy and guidance that underpins person-centred thinking and planning
Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker
Learn about the care planning process in relation to your role and how to implement a care plan and discover how personal beliefs and preferences might influence the care planning process
Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
This unit covers how to promote health and well-being through nutrition and hydration, the principles of a balanced diet, the importance of special dietary requirements and how to prevent malnutrition in health and social care settings
Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
Within this unit how to address personal hygiene issues in a sensitive manner without imposing your own values and how to maintain the dignity of an individual when supporting them with personal hygiene
Unit 5: Understanding continence care
This unit will delve into the understanding of the body's waste functions and the possible reasons for incontinence. Gain the knowledge to promote continence and understand an individual's choices including the various facilities and aids which can be provided.
Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep
Enhance your understanding of the importance of sleep and how sleep contributes to an individual's well-being and discover how to assist an individual to sleep and ensure conditions are suitable
All of our distance learning courses offered in partnership with The Skills Network are free
Adult (19+) learners
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
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