What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This is a competency based course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks in your workplace. This is primarily for those working in a seniopr position in a face-to-face role with service users. You will undertake 4 core units which are listed below together with a further 5 core units and choice of optional units dependent on your professional pathway. *Please see below
• Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care and young people’s settings
All of your knowledge work will be assessed by assignments and your practice will be assessed in your workplace by a range of methods including observations in line with the requirements of the City & Guilds of London Institute. You will be supported by your Skills officer to build an electronic portfolio of evidence.
*Course dates are:-
- 18th September 2017 to the 17th September 2019.
- 15th January 2018 to the 14th January 2020.
- 16th April 2018 to the 15th October 2020.
**This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Click here for further information.
Examples of optional units:
Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion
Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Understand Physical Disability
Understand Sensory Loss
Providing Independent Advocacy support
Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups
Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects
Provide support to continue recommended therapies
Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities