Health And Social Care

This qualification is nationally recognised and is based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS).The qualification aim to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the Health and Social Care. There are level one to three of the qualification

 

  • Level 1 Health and Social Care

This qualification will be suitable for those intending to work and develop their profession as:-

  • healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care / acute health environments

To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve a minimum of 15 credits with     8 credit from mandatory units and 7 credits from optional units

Unit Title

  1. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  2. The role of the health and social care worker
  3. Implement health and safety in health and social care
  4. Use of communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  5. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  6. Equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  7. Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  8. Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  9. Understand mental health problems
  10. Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia
  11. Introduction to personalisation in social care
  12. The principles of infection prevention and control
  13. Understand Causes and spread of infection
  14. Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

 

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care

This qualification will be suitable for those working or intending to work and develop their profession as:-

  • Healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care / acute health environments

To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve a minimum 30 credits with 20 credit from mandatory (compulsory) units and 10 credits from optional (elective) units

 

Unit Title

  1. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  2. The role of the health and social care worker
  3. Understand person-centered approaches in health and social care
  4. Implement health and safety in health and social care
  5. Information handling in health and social care settings
  6. Use of communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  7. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  8. Equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  9. Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  10. Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  11. Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
  12. Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion
  13. Understand mental health problems
  14. Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  15. Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia
  16. Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
  17. Introduction to personalisation in social care
  18. The principles of infection prevention and control
  19. Understand Causes and spread of infection
  20. Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

 

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care

This qualification will be suitable for those working / practicing in health and care sector with interest to work and develop their profession at supervisory or senior carer’s level.

 

To achieve Level 3 Health and Social Care, learners will need to gain 60 credits.

35 credit from mandatory units and 25 credits from optional units

 

Unit Title

  1. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  2. The role of the health and social care worker
  3. Promote person-centered approaches in health and social care
  4. Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  5. Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care Settings
  6. Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  7. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  8. Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  9. Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  10. Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  11. Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
  12. Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion
  13. Understand mental health problems
  14. Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  15. Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia
  16. Introduction to personalisation in social care
  17. The principles of infection prevention and control
  18. Causes and spread of infection
  19. Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  20. Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning Disabilities
  21. Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
  22. Principles of self-directed support
  23. Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health
  24. Understand the process and experience of dementia
  25. Understand theories of relationships and social networks
  26. Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum Conditions
  27. Understand positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
  28. Understand physical disability
  29. Reflect on, review and develop own practice
  30. Establish and develop working relationships
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