Course Code: SC1FE113 Understanding Personal Care Needs - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 23 Feb 2024 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Enquire now 15 Apr 2024 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 22 Feb 2025 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 15 Apr 2025 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryAs 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. On this course, you will learn about person-centred care in a wide range of settings, which will provide you with the knowledge required to understand how to work in a person-centred way. You will also learn about how to support personal hygiene, pressure area care, foot care, and how to help people maintain oral health. You will also get an introduction and awareness of sepsis and how this can affect people, and who it may affect. You will also learn to understand signs, symptoms, causes and treatments of sepsis It is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, or those wishing to expand knowledge as they embark in a career within the sector. Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 year of age on the 31 August before the course start date. Qualification ObtainedCertificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs Industry Placement and Field TripsThis is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements and no field trips on this programme. Learning and Teaching Methods This qualification consists of 6 mandatory units: Understanding person-centred care Supporting personal hygiene Understanding foot care for individuals Understanding how to support individuals to maintain oral health Understanding pressure area care Understanding sepsis The course is delivered remotely and runs over 12 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThis qualification consists of 6 mandatory units. Assessment is made following the completion of an electronic workbook for each unit. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAs this course is delivered online, regular access to a PC/Laptop/Tablet is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This qualification provides specialist knowledge relevant to roles in the health and social care and will support towards career progression in a health and social care role.