Caring for the Elderly Level 3

 

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Level 3

ABC Awards

120 Hours

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Course Description

Caring for the Elderly Level 3 will help you gain a knowledge of how to work within the care quality commission guidelines. You will also gain an understanding of developing positive relationships with elderly members of the community to provide high quality care, whilst providing a person-centred care in a way that looks after the health, safety and welfare of individuals, recognising specific conditions associated with the care needs.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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Modules

Unit 1: Health and Social Care
The Care Quality Commission
Types of care available to the elderly
Roles of workers within health and social care


Unit 2: Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Safeguarding of vulnerable adults (SOVA)
Categories of abuse
Procedure in circumstances where abuse is suspected
Confidentiality
Legislation: the Data Protection Act
The Human Rights Act
Equality and Diversity


Unit 3: Enhancing Relationships
Principles of person-centred care
Care planning
Assessment
Record keeping
Verbal communication
Non-verbal communication


Unit 4: Health and Safety
Health and Safety Legislation (1974)
Risk assessment
COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
Cleaning agents and chemicals
Bodily fluids
Administering and storing medication
Consent
Moving and handling
Transferring service users
Infection control


Unit 5: Management of Dementia and End of Life Care
Nutrition
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Fats
Fibre
Fluids
Vitamins
Minerals
Signs of malnutrition
Types of dementia
Diagnosing dementia
Support services
Difficulties particular to dementia
Activities that help people with dementia
The Mental Capacity Act
Deprivation of Liberties Act
End of life care
Gold Standards Framework


Unit 6: Common Conditions in the Elderly
Diabetes
Care of the skin
Prevention of pressure sores
Congestive heart failure
High blood pressure
Infection
Lung disease
Problems with valves
Obesity

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

 

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