Level 2 Caring for the Elderly

The free Distance Learning Caring for the Elderly course is aimed at someone who would like to gain knowledge and understand the principles of elderly care, legislation and common health issues that relate to caring for the elderly.  

DurationCourse Duration: 16 weeks
LevelCourse Level: Level 2
FeesCourse Fees: Free

The course is divided into 6 mandatory units as follows:

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 in elderly care


Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please let us know.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets, or typed using electronic templates, which are provided at induction.  Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 4 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Upon completion, you will receive an electronic certificate, which will be sent to you via email. A paper certificate can be issued upon request.

This distance learning Level 2 Caring for the Elderly course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.
Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.TQUK.org or click here.

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Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge*.

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