Course Type / Attendance


Distance Learning

Subject Area


Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date


September 2018

Course Length


16 weeks

Department


Adult

Qualification


Certificate

Course Level


2

Award to be received


Level 2 Certificate

Regulatory Body


CACHE

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for those aged 19 and above. This qualification is designed for those looking to start work in, or already working in health and social care, who would like an understanding of caring for children and young people.

What do you need to apply for the course?

Those wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy and it would be helpful if you have a Level 1 qualification in healthcare or social care as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow them to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare or social care settings.

The objective of the qualification is to allow learner’s to gain knowledge and understanding of:

• the impact and consequences of a fall
• risks and hazards which contribute to falls
• reducing the risk of falls.

How you will learn

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. This will mainly consist of a written assessment for each unit, which will be assessed by the tutor as well as two simple observation exercises. (This course is also available on-line)

Where could this course take you?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

It does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for your ‘next steps’ either in training or moving towards work.

What costs will you incur?

Free – no costs incurred