Diploma In Health & Social Care Online Course

Enter Into A Successful Career As A Carer

Diploma In Health & Social Care Online Course

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Enter Into A Successful Career As A Carer

The Health & Social Care Certificate course contains all the knowledge you require to enter into a successful career as a carer. Upon completing the course, you will have the skills necessary to enter into this growing and important field.

This course has been designed to give students a full overview of all you need to know to work as a carer, even if you are new to the industry. You will learn everything from how to safely handle other people to how to safely use technological advances in the workplace. We have ensured that this course contains all the information required to enhance your future or current career.

The Health and Social Care Certificate course is completed entirely online, which gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. We provide 24/7 access to the course materials, too, which means you can study when and where it is convenient for you. We also offer online support for those who require extra help.

Many students complete the care course when working full time, which gives you a chance to train without losing valuable income. Remember, the course is flexible, so you can learn whenever it is convenient for you.

You can access this course from any device with an internet connection. The modules are flexible, easy to navigate, and short enough to handle in a sitting.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Your rights as a carer
  • Safe practices at the workplace
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Fire safety
  • Controlling and preventing infection
  • Heart health and basic adult life support
  • Food safety
  • Mental capacity laws
  • Mental health awareness
  • First aid
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding children

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Health and Social Care
  2. Comprehensive 19 module Accredited Certificate in Health & Social Care  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading experts in Health and Social Care
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Best Practices for the Safe Handling of People

  • The legislations involved in the provision of care (some specific to manual handling)
  • The regulatory authorities applicable to different regions
  • The variety of manual handling aids used to move people safely
  • What's involved in risk assessments

Module 2: The Rights and Roles of Carers

  • Discover key legislations in place to actively support carers in the community
  • The definition of a carer
  • The impact carers have on the economy
  • What the National Carers Strategy is (and why it’s unlikely to change priorities)

Module 3: Safe Practices for Manual Handling Activities in the Workplace

  • Learn how manual handling aids can lower the amount of force required to just 2% of the load weight
  • The safest methods to transport any heavy and bulky objects with minimum risk of injury
  • What every employer does to minimise harm from manual handling activities
  • What the law lays down for employers and employees to comply with for a safe workplace

Module 4: Guidance for Carers on the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

  • About the impact of the Care Act 2014 on Care Workers
  • The definitions of vulnerable adults and what can constitute abuse
  • The significance of the No Secrets Document
  • The 6 key principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults

Module 5: Fire Prevention and Safety

  • How fires start and spread
  • The six classifications of fires
  • The different types of firefighting equipment and extinguishers used for each classification of fire
  • Handling oxygen safely in care environments, including with home care service users

Module 6: Preventing and Controlling the Spread of Infection

  • Discover the five critical areas for maximum infection control measures
  • The legal requirements for working with clinical sharps
  • The organisation responsible for issuing the quality standard guidelines that all healthcare workers must adhere to
  • The risks of poor infection control

Module 7: Health and Safety for Employees in the Care Sector

  • Learn about the types of first aid certification for first aiders
  • The core legislations surrounding health and safety, including why care workers are partially exempt from the Working Time Regulations
  • Who is responsible for what
  • The reporting procedures to follow should any accidents occur

Module 8: Heart Health and Adult Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Discover the two mnemonics that’ll help you remember how to save someone’s life
  • What the acronym F.A.S.T means and why it’s crucial to remember
  • How to perform crucial lifesaving CPR
  • What a defibrillator does and why you can’t delay using one when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest

Module 9: A Carers Guide to Food Safety and Hygiene Designed to Protect People from Harm

  • Learn about the national legislations that all food business operators are required to abide by
  • How Environmental Health Officers enforce the legislations at a local level
  • The danger zone temperatures food should be kept out of and the methods used to do that
  • Food safety considerations for all carers whether you work in home support services or a residential care home - you need to know how to protect clients from harm

Module 10: A Care Workers Guide to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

  • Discover the 16 pivotal pieces of information contained in Safety Data Sheets;
  • How the EU Market works to safeguard public health from hazardous chemicals;
  • The new GHS Hazard Pictograms;
  • Everything you need to know about the COSHH 2002 Regulations;

Module 11: Master Communication – Avoiding the Barriers

  • Discover all the steps required for an effective communication process;
  • The barriers that will hinder any attempt to deliver a message to someone;
  • What active listening is and how you can apply it to all areas of your life;
  • What is involved in verbal and non-verbal communication;

Module 12: Understanding Mental Capacity Laws and the Depravation of Liberty Safeguards

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) (England and Wales), The MCA NI 2016 (Northern Ireland) and the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 (Scotland);
  • Know what the Depravation of Liberty is and why it is important for carers to understand;
  • Master the five principles underpinning the Code of Practice for The Mental Capacity Actnow exactly why on on Human Rightsat the power to do so themselves, dless of hte and the Adults with Incapacity Act;
  • Gain clarity on exactly what ‘lacking capacity’ means and how capacity is assessed;

Module 13: Mental Health Awareness for Community Care

  • Learn the three groups of mental disorders;
  • The wide variety of mental illnesses within each group;
  • Gain clarity about what exactly is meant by mental health;
  • The changing face of mental health in the NHS, and the targets in place for improving wellbeing;

Module 14: Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

  • Learn what is covered by the Equality Act 2010 (including a 2013 repeal);
  • The difference between the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty;
  • Why equality and diversity are significant in the care profession;
  • Good practice for promoting equality;

Module 15: First Aid Awareness

  • Learn how to identify and respond to numerous health conditions, both minor and life-threatening
  • The key legislations involved in First Aid
  • The acronyms used to remember the order to carry out a Primary Assessment and a Secondary Assessment
  • The risks associated with certain injuries that can cause a person’s health to deteriorate rapidly - and what to do if that happens

Module 16: Dementia Awareness

  • Learn the 7 things people with Dementia want carers to know
  • Why your support extends beyond people with dementia
  • The different types of dementia there are
  • How to support parents after they have been diagnosed with early onset dementia

Module 17: Data Protection – Safeguarding Confidential Personal Data

  • Discover the purpose behind the Data Protection Act 1998
  • About the ICO and its duties to enforce the Data Protection Act
  • What the 8 core principles of the Data Protection Act are
  • Your responsibility to safeguard service-users’ confidential data

Module 18: The Roles of Carers for Safeguarding Children

  • Learn what disclosures are and how to deal with children who confide in you
  • How the UK child protection system works
  • The most significant legislation protecting children from harm
  • The various types of abuse posing a risk to children

Module 19: Display Screen Equipment: The Safe Use of Technology at Work

  • Uncover the real risks that display screen equipment presents
  • The 9 Principles of Prevention from the EC Framework Directive 89/391/EEC
  • The background of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and how it protects DSE users from harm
  • The definition of a DSE user

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Enter Into A Successful Career As A Carer

The Health & Social Care Certificate course contains all the knowledge you require to enter into a successful career as a carer. Upon completing the course, you will have the skills necessary to enter into this growing and important field.

This course has been designed to give students a full overview of all you need to know to work as a carer, even if you are new to the industry. You will learn everything from how to safely handle other people to how to safely use technological advances in the workplace. We have ensured that this course contains all the information required to enhance your future or current career.

The Health and Social Care Certificate course is completed entirely online, which gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. We provide 24/7 access to the course materials, too, which means you can study when and where it is convenient for you. We also offer online support for those who require extra help.

Many students complete the care course when working full time, which gives you a chance to train without losing valuable income. Remember, the course is flexible, so you can learn whenever it is convenient for you.

You can access this course from any device with an internet connection. The modules are flexible, easy to navigate, and short enough to handle in a sitting.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Your rights as a carer
  • Safe practices at the workplace
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Fire safety
  • Controlling and preventing infection
  • Heart health and basic adult life support
  • Food safety
  • Mental capacity laws
  • Mental health awareness
  • First aid
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding children

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Health and Social Care
  2. Comprehensive 19 module Accredited Certificate in Health & Social Care  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading experts in Health and Social Care
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Best Practices for the Safe Handling of People

  • The legislations involved in the provision of care (some specific to manual handling)
  • The regulatory authorities applicable to different regions
  • The variety of manual handling aids used to move people safely
  • What's involved in risk assessments

Module 2: The Rights and Roles of Carers

  • Discover key legislations in place to actively support carers in the community
  • The definition of a carer
  • The impact carers have on the economy
  • What the National Carers Strategy is (and why it’s unlikely to change priorities)

Module 3: Safe Practices for Manual Handling Activities in the Workplace

  • Learn how manual handling aids can lower the amount of force required to just 2% of the load weight
  • The safest methods to transport any heavy and bulky objects with minimum risk of injury
  • What every employer does to minimise harm from manual handling activities
  • What the law lays down for employers and employees to comply with for a safe workplace

Module 4: Guidance for Carers on the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

  • About the impact of the Care Act 2014 on Care Workers
  • The definitions of vulnerable adults and what can constitute abuse
  • The significance of the No Secrets Document
  • The 6 key principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults

Module 5: Fire Prevention and Safety

  • How fires start and spread
  • The six classifications of fires
  • The different types of firefighting equipment and extinguishers used for each classification of fire
  • Handling oxygen safely in care environments, including with home care service users

Module 6: Preventing and Controlling the Spread of Infection

  • Discover the five critical areas for maximum infection control measures
  • The legal requirements for working with clinical sharps
  • The organisation responsible for issuing the quality standard guidelines that all healthcare workers must adhere to
  • The risks of poor infection control

Module 7: Health and Safety for Employees in the Care Sector

  • Learn about the types of first aid certification for first aiders
  • The core legislations surrounding health and safety, including why care workers are partially exempt from the Working Time Regulations
  • Who is responsible for what
  • The reporting procedures to follow should any accidents occur

Module 8: Heart Health and Adult Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Discover the two mnemonics that’ll help you remember how to save someone’s life
  • What the acronym F.A.S.T means and why it’s crucial to remember
  • How to perform crucial lifesaving CPR
  • What a defibrillator does and why you can’t delay using one when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest

Module 9: A Carers Guide to Food Safety and Hygiene Designed to Protect People from Harm

  • Learn about the national legislations that all food business operators are required to abide by
  • How Environmental Health Officers enforce the legislations at a local level
  • The danger zone temperatures food should be kept out of and the methods used to do that
  • Food safety considerations for all carers whether you work in home support services or a residential care home - you need to know how to protect clients from harm

Module 10: A Care Workers Guide to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

  • Discover the 16 pivotal pieces of information contained in Safety Data Sheets;
  • How the EU Market works to safeguard public health from hazardous chemicals;
  • The new GHS Hazard Pictograms;
  • Everything you need to know about the COSHH 2002 Regulations;

Module 11: Master Communication – Avoiding the Barriers

  • Discover all the steps required for an effective communication process;
  • The barriers that will hinder any attempt to deliver a message to someone;
  • What active listening is and how you can apply it to all areas of your life;
  • What is involved in verbal and non-verbal communication;

Module 12: Understanding Mental Capacity Laws and the Depravation of Liberty Safeguards

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) (England and Wales), The MCA NI 2016 (Northern Ireland) and the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 (Scotland);
  • Know what the Depravation of Liberty is and why it is important for carers to understand;
  • Master the five principles underpinning the Code of Practice for The Mental Capacity Actnow exactly why on on Human Rightsat the power to do so themselves, dless of hte and the Adults with Incapacity Act;
  • Gain clarity on exactly what ‘lacking capacity’ means and how capacity is assessed;

Module 13: Mental Health Awareness for Community Care

  • Learn the three groups of mental disorders;
  • The wide variety of mental illnesses within each group;
  • Gain clarity about what exactly is meant by mental health;
  • The changing face of mental health in the NHS, and the targets in place for improving wellbeing;

Module 14: Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

  • Learn what is covered by the Equality Act 2010 (including a 2013 repeal);
  • The difference between the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty;
  • Why equality and diversity are significant in the care profession;
  • Good practice for promoting equality;

Module 15: First Aid Awareness

  • Learn how to identify and respond to numerous health conditions, both minor and life-threatening
  • The key legislations involved in First Aid
  • The acronyms used to remember the order to carry out a Primary Assessment and a Secondary Assessment
  • The risks associated with certain injuries that can cause a person’s health to deteriorate rapidly - and what to do if that happens

Module 16: Dementia Awareness

  • Learn the 7 things people with Dementia want carers to know
  • Why your support extends beyond people with dementia
  • The different types of dementia there are
  • How to support parents after they have been diagnosed with early onset dementia

Module 17: Data Protection – Safeguarding Confidential Personal Data

  • Discover the purpose behind the Data Protection Act 1998
  • About the ICO and its duties to enforce the Data Protection Act
  • What the 8 core principles of the Data Protection Act are
  • Your responsibility to safeguard service-users’ confidential data

Module 18: The Roles of Carers for Safeguarding Children

  • Learn what disclosures are and how to deal with children who confide in you
  • How the UK child protection system works
  • The most significant legislation protecting children from harm
  • The various types of abuse posing a risk to children

Module 19: Display Screen Equipment: The Safe Use of Technology at Work

  • Uncover the real risks that display screen equipment presents
  • The 9 Principles of Prevention from the EC Framework Directive 89/391/EEC
  • The background of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and how it protects DSE users from harm
  • The definition of a DSE user

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA86
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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