1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness

Course code: CACHE019

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Develop your knowledge of stroke care in this accredited Level 2 NCFE CACHE course.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand what a stroke is and how to recognise one
  • Know how to care for those who have had a stroke
  • Investigate the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of stroke and subsequent stroke
  • Recognise the importance of emergency response and treatments for stroke

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of stroke and its factors
  • Progress onto further CACHE qualifications
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!          

The course will allow you to study whenever you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free. 

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

Qualification Number: 600/4762/8

Total Qualification Time: 30 hours

Unit One: Stroke Awareness

(F/503/7150, Unit Level 2, GLH: 28, Credits: 3)

Know what a stroke is
  • Identify the changes in the brain associated with stroke
  • Outline other conditions that may be mistaken for stroke
  • Define the differences between stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
Know how to recognise a stroke
  • List the signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Identify the key stages of stroke
  • Identify the assessment tests that are available to enable listing of the signs and symptoms
  • Describe the potential changes that an individual may experience as the result of a stroke
Understand the management of risk factors for stroke
  • State the prevalence of stroke in the UK
  • Identify the common risk factors for stroke
  • Describe how risk factors may vary in different settings
  • Define the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of stroke and subsequent stroke
Understand the importance of emergency response and treatment for stroke
  • Describe why stroke is a medical emergency
  • Describe the actions to be taken in response to an emergency stroke incident in line with agreed ways of working
  • Identify the impact on the individual of the key stages of stroke
  • Identify the correct early positioning for airway management
  • Identify the information that needs to be included in reporting relevant and accurate history of the incident
Understand the management of stroke
  • Describe why effective stroke care is important to the management of stroke
  • Identify support available to individuals and others affected by stroke
  • Identify other agencies or resources to signpost individuals or others for additional support and guidance
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments and a portfolio of evidence which will be submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 30 hours to complete.You will have 12 months to complete this course from the date of enrolment. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course, however you may find it helpful to have previously studied the level 1 qualification. 

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

You can start at any time and have 12 months complete this course from the date of enrolment. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assessments only.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will 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 be awarded your Certificate.

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

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