This course is online and the start date is flexible
Duration 12 weeks
Health ServicesAdults Employers Part-Time
Sign up to our FREE course to learn about taking care of the elderly. This course is for anyone who wants to understand elderly care principles, common health issues, and the laws related to it. By enrolling, you'll gain knowledge and skills to provide better care for seniors, whether you're a healthcare worker, a family caregiver, or just interested in this field. For further details about the course and the content, please click Course Description below.
Our course covers a wide range of topics and provides you with valuable insights into the world of elderly care. You will delve into the complexities of this important sector, enabling you to provide the best care possible to ageing individuals. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a family caregiver, or someone looking to explore a career in elderly care, this course is designed to meet your needs.
Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK
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
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
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
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
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
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.
All units are compulsory.
You will be asked a series of eligibility questions during the enrolment process
All of our distance learning courses offered in partnership with The Skills Network are free
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.
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.
Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly
Online e-learning delivery with modular units to complete.