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Personal Care Needs

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners specialist knowledge to support their work within the social care and healthcare sectors.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    6 weeks

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Experience

    No previous knowledge is required or assumed

  • Awarding body

    NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Overview of Personal Care Needs

Qualification aims and objectives

This qualification aims to:

  • Focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care sectors
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
 

The objective of this qualification is to:

  • Give learners specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with personal care needs

High levels of personal care

As we see an increasingly ageing population, the number of adults needing around-the-clock care is on the rise.

As well as the need for medical care, there is also a need for high levels of personal care to allow those who need support to live as comfortably as possible.

This qualification focuses on developing a person-centred approach to delivering high levels of personal care.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete six mandatory units.

Understand person-centred care

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge required to understand how to work in a person-centered way.

Understand how to support personal hygiene

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge required to support an individual in maintaining personal hygiene.

Understand foot care for individuals

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to support individuals with foot care.

Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to support individuals to maintain oral health.

Understand pressure area care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of pressure area care. They will also understand good practice, how to follow an agreed care plan and the importance of valid consent in order to carry out pressure area care.

Understand sepsis

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of sepsis and who it may affect. The learner will also understand signs, symptoms, causes and treatments of sepsis.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

Develop your skills

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Launch or advance your career

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Improve your CV

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Eligibility

Location

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

Age

19+ at the start of the academic year.

Qualifications

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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