The Introduction to Social Care Course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering social care on a professional basis.
No prior qualification is required and the course is suited to people of all ages seeking to gain a more formal understanding of the principles of caring for others in a range of settings.
To develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and skills of caring.
To explain the role of government and other agencies in providing and funding care.
To create an understanding of the health and safety aspects of care.
To create and understanding of the principles of equality in providing care.
To develop basic caring skills
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework(QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.
Students complete three written assignments, which are submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 80 hours of study to complete.
Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
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Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the carer
Types of caring roles
Who needs care and why
A carers role
Unit 2: Carers – The role of the Government
Definition of a carer
What a carers assessment is
How the Government can help
The protection of vulnerable adults and children
Unit 3: Health and Safety in Care environments
Introduce the Care Quality Commission
Health and Safety
Unit 4: Valuing People’s Equality, Diversity and Rights
Different types of discrimination
Principles of good practice
Discrimination- who is at risk
Where to get advice
Unit 5: Basic Care Skills
Factors to consider
Working in the caring profession
Glossary of Terms