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Health and Social Care

Caring for the Elderly - Level 2 Certificate

Part Time


Course Overview

People in the UK now have an average life expectancy of 72 years. The population aged 65 years and over is growing faster than the working age population aged 16 to 64 years; but not everyone remains healthy throughout their longer lives. This is something you will look at in more detail during this course when learning what types of care an elderly person may need currently and at the end of their life. 


Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of working in elderly care. This course includes information on the principles of elderly care, health issues affecting the elderly, individual rights, and communication.

The course is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of working with the elderly. It may be useful as an introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in working in elderly care settings, and those wishing to expand on their existing knowledge. 

Course Content

This course is split up into six units: 


  • Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK 
  • Unit 2: Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care 
  • Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care 
  • Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care 
  • Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care 
  • Unit 6: Communication in elderly care

Entry Requirement

In order to complete this Distance Learning Course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year olds you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths

Assessment

Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.

We recommend allowing a minimum of 3 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

You are able to study this course is available via:

  • Paper based learning materials with online assessments
  • Online materials with online assessments
  • Fully paper based

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL112
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: OFF SITE FLEXIBLE PROVISION
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
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