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Caring for Older People

My Distance Learning College

Description

The care of older people is a complex and skilled branch of health care. To be effective, carers need to be knowledgeable, flexible and positive in their interventions. This course's objectives are based on the idea that care of older people needs to be holistic. This means that in order to be effective a carer must consider the client from biological, psychological and sociological viewpoints.

It is essential to underpin this holistic assessment with an insight into the relationships between the client's individual needs and the attitudes and resources that currently exist in the UK. In each session you will find activities which help you to explore both the situation experienced by the older person and your own beliefs and value systems.

This course covers topics such as:

  • The impact of demographic trends in caring for older people
  • The Social Context of Care for Older People
  • Provision of Care Within a Mixed Economy
  • Helping older people achieve independence
  • The Physiology of Aging
  • Promoting Health in Older People
  • Holistic Care for Older People


Outcomes

On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Caring for Older People Diploma

Caring for Older People Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 4 Caring for Older People Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 4 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 4, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 4 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9247
cost $494.00
estimated time to
complete course
140 Hours
course materials
available
365 Days