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.
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 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.
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