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Caring for Older People

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Overview

About the Level 4 Caring for Older People Certificate

Currently, the UK has an ageing population. This means we are going to need more qualified and skilled carers on hand to look after our elderly. This Level 4 distance learning course has been designed with this in mind. Students who study the qualification with learndirect will gain a thorough understanding of how best to care for old people.

Over the duration of the course, students will study seven modules. These modules will cover everything from the physiology of aging to holistic care methods. The course will also examine relevant government policy and analyse how these regulations affect the elderly community. Altogether the material will take approximately 200 hours to complete.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at individuals who currently work with old people, or want to change careers and secure work in the care sector. The diploma may also be useful to individuals who have elderly relatives to care for.

As with all of our home learning courses here at learndirect, you do not need any prior qualifications if you want to enrol. All you need is a access to our online portal; the motivation to engage in home study and the desire to help the elderly.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, you will be primed and ready to start caring for the elderly community. If you enjoyed studying, you may consider studying another distance learning course with us. You may even go on to study social care at university.

Alternatively, you could go straight into employment. There ae plenty of opportunities in social car and the skills you learn on your home study course will come in useful for the rest of your professional life. Care jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Social worker
  • Care home manager
  • Support worker

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

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 Ageing

Promoting Health in Older People

Holistic Care for Older People

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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).

Level 4 Caring for Older People Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 4 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 learndirect 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.

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

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

About the Level 4 Caring for Older People Certificate

Currently, the UK has an ageing population. This means we are going to need more qualified and skilled carers on hand to look after our elderly. This Level 4 distance learning course has been designed with this in mind. Students who study the qualification with learndirect will gain a thorough understanding of how best to care for old people.

Over the duration of the course, students will study seven modules. These modules will cover everything from the physiology of aging to holistic care methods. The course will also examine relevant government policy and analyse how these regulations affect the elderly community. Altogether the material will take approximately 200 hours to complete.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at individuals who currently work with old people, or want to change careers and secure work in the care sector. The diploma may also be useful to individuals who have elderly relatives to care for.

As with all of our home learning courses here at learndirect, you do not need any prior qualifications if you want to enrol. All you need is a access to our online portal; the motivation to engage in home study and the desire to help the elderly.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, you will be primed and ready to start caring for the elderly community. If you enjoyed studying, you may consider studying another distance learning course with us. You may even go on to study social care at university.

Alternatively, you could go straight into employment. There ae plenty of opportunities in social car and the skills you learn on your home study course will come in useful for the rest of your professional life. Care jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Social worker
  • Care home manager
  • Support worker

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

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 Ageing

Promoting Health in Older People

Holistic Care for Older People

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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).

Level 4 Caring for Older People Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 4 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 learndirect 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.

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

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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