1Course Overview

Caring for the Elderly and Dementia Care Level 3

Course code: ABC1112

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Have you got an interest in caring for those with dementia? Then this bundle will give you all the knowledge you need to how to do just that.  Study the convenient way, from home!

This course allows you to:

  • Work within the Care Quality Commission guidelines with knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Develop positive relationships with elderly members of the community to provide high-quality care
  • Provide person-centred care in a way that looks after the health, safety and welfare of individuals
  • Recognise specific conditions and the associated care needs of the individual
  • Understand the signs, symptoms, stages and forms of dementia
  • Develop your awareness of the physiological causes of dementia
  • Study the different types of care you can provide for someone who has dementia
  • Learn about managing behaviours and the routine of daily care for someone with dementia

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or by email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

 Caring for the

 elderly Level 3:

 

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

 Dementia Care

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: What is Dementia?
  • The history of dementia
  • Warning signs of dementia
  • Three stages of dementia
  • Different forms of dementia
  • The causes of dementia
Unit 2: The physiological causes of dementia
  • Regions of the brain
  • The nervous system
  • Protein plaque and tangles
Unit 3: A Care Workers Role
  • Care settings
  • Patient-centred care
  • Bad practice and abuse
  • What help does a carer give?
  • Reality orientation (RO) and routine tasks
Unit 4: Communication Principles
  • Communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Back to basics
  • Withdrawal
Unit 5: Managing Daily Care
  • Daily care tasks
  • Managing behaviours
Unit 6: End of Life Care
  • What is end of life or palliative care?
  • How is palliative care administered?
  • Causes of death in dementia patients
  • Protocols and guidelines
  • Dealing with grief and anticipatory grief
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 120 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you by post or by email, it's that simple. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. Although a good standard of English to a level 2 would be beneficial.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Caring for the Elderly Level 3 and Dementia Care Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).