Learn the skill and competence to provide holistic care for elderly people
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide holistic care for elderly people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing and or midwifery staff.
To be eligible to sit this course you must be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This means that learners must have experience in healthcare, homecare or family care and as such must be deemed competent in a range of learning outcomes. After purchasing, an eligibility form will be emailed to you which must be completed and submitted to confirm your eligibility. *If you don’t meet the requirements you will be refunded your course fee.
If you have no experience in the above areas please contact us to discuss your requirements.
On course completion learners will be able to:
Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living
Analyse the activities of living to include the five main concepts of the model of living and the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living
Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
Implement a range of tasks carried out when caring for a patient in a safe environment to include effective communication skills
Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations, manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, breathing habit and blood pressure
Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to the needs of a client in a care setting
All learning outcomes must be assessed:
Project 40% – A project is a response to a brief devised by the assessor. A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Projects may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artefact or event
- Skills Demonstration 60% – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.
Pass 50% – 64%
Merit 65% – 79%
- Distinction 80% – 100%
Click on the below for information on RPL, Exemptions & PEL
Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.