*GLH (Guided Learning Hours) is the approximate time that the teacher will spend supervising or directing study time and assessment activities.
There are a further eight optional units. Students select two for the Certificate (120 GLH).
Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.
Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.
There are a further eight optional units. Students select two for the Certificate from the following:
Students focus on the respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular systems. They learn about their structure and function, and the illnesses and disorders that can affect them, as well as how to take and interpret key measurements.
Students investigate the main changes that occur during each stage of life and how they may affect the care requirements of individuals. They apply the knowledge they have gained to develop appropriate support plans for individuals at different stages of life.
Students develop their knowledge of the wide range of career paths and opportunities in the care sector, including entry points and the qualifications required. They find out about both the challenges and the rewards, enabling them to make informed decisions about the career path they may wish to follow and prepare a personal career plan.
Students explore the various types of creative activities available in the sector and how they can be used to meet individuals’ needs and enhance their enjoyment and personal value. They plan and carry out an activity with either an individual or a group.
Students learn about the key physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social milestones in the development of children from 0 to 5. They gain understanding of the importance of creating a safe early years environment and learn how to identify risks and hazards.
Students explore the importance of diet at all life stages. They find out about the key nutrients required for good health from childhood to old age and apply their knowledge in practical situations.
Students find out about basic first aid procedures that might be required in a health or social care setting*, including how to carry out basic first aid on adults. They learn how to assess the scene of an accident for further risks and what information they need to communicate when contacting the emergency services.
* Note: This unit is NOT a certified First Aid course and students will not be qualified in First Aid on completion.