Health and Social Care

West Herts College
In company

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  • Curso
  • In company
  • Duración:
    2 Years

Suitable for: This is ideal for employees working in the care industry.

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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Health and Social Care


Entry Qualifications

Train to Gain NVQs are available free of charge to all employees aged 19-64 that do not already have a full Level 2 qualification.

Information about the course

This is ideal for employees working in the care industry. Learners must achieve 6 units in total four mandatory units plus a choice of two from the options listed.

Core units

The following four core units are compulsory covering the areas essential for success in this work:

  • Communicate with, and complete records for individuals
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
  • Develop your knowledge and practice
  • Ensure your own actions support the care, protections and wellbeing of individuals
Optional units

Tailor your course to your experience and skills with a choice of two units from the following:

  • Carry out and provide feedback on specific plan of care activities
  • Support individuals to access and use information
  • Support individuals in their daily living
  • Support individuals to make journeys
  • Support individuals to meet their domestic and personal needs
  • Support individuals to access and participate in recreational activities
  • Support individuals during therapy sessions
  • Provide food and drink for individuals
  • Help individuals to eat and drink
  • Help individuals to keep mobile
  • Help address the physical comfort needs of individuals
  • Undertake agreed pressure area care
  • Support individuals with their care needs
  • Support individuals to manage continence
  • Maintain the feet of individuals who have been assessed as requiring help with general foot care
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Support individuals prior to, during and after clinical procedures
  • Contribute to moving and handling individuals
  • Observe, monitor and record the conditions of individuals
  • Support individuals to undertake and monitor their own health care
  • Support individuals who are distressed
  • Contribute to working collaboration with carers in the caring role
  • Contribute to effective group care
  • Gain access to, and ensure individuals homes are secure
  • Manage environments and resources during clinical activities
  • Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work