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Professional Development for Health and Social Care

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OSC1209

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Boost your professional development with this three-course Professional Development for Health and Social Care bundle of NCFE CACHE qualifications.

  • Achieve three nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualifications in the safe handling of medicines, awareness of end of life care, and prevention and control of infections.
  • Boost your professional development with three courses that provide valuable knowledge for anyone working in a health and social care environment.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
This course is only available as a study pack.

Course overview

This three-course Professional Development for Health and Social Care bundle of NCFE CACHE qualifications is perfect for anyone currently working in health and social care who wants to develop professionally. Each course in this bundle will provide you with valuable knowledge and understanding that will help you perform to a higher level in your career and increase your chances of progression.

The CACHE Level 2 Prevention and Control of Infection course will cover the common sources of infection and how it is transmitted, as well as how you can manage the cleaning, decontamination, and waste management when it comes to infection control, including the use of personal protective equipment and cleaning schedules.

During the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines course, you’ll learn the correct ways to supply, store, and dispose of medication in a safe manner and the legislation and guidance relating to the safe administration of medication. You will also expand your knowledge of how to record information in a confidential manner and the audit process in relation to transactions and stock levels.

And finally, the CACHE Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care course will cover the principles and policies involved in end of life care, as well as the factors you need to understand when it comes to communication. You will also learn more about the support services available and the potential barriers someone may face when accessing end of life care.

Course Duration

Up to three years.

Course Outcome

You will receive the following qualifications once you have successfully completed this course: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, NCFE CACHE Level 2 Prevention and Control of Infection, and NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

CACHE Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care

CACHE Level 2 Prevention and Control of Infection

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

Extra info

Assessment

Each of the three courses are assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

Once enrolled, you will have three years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which is more time than you will need. This will allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medicines
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in the Awareness of End of Life Care
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Prevention and Control of Infections

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements and skills are covered.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.

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