Understanding Personal Care Needs (Distance Learning) Level 2

Subject Area Health and Care
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 2
Start Date August 2020
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Understanding Personal Care Needs (Distance Learning) Level 2

Do you already have a working knowledge of personal care needs and would like a certificate to support your continued professional development? Are you interested in working in care and would like an understanding of how to support individual with their person care needs? If so, this is the course for you.

  • There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

  • You must be aged 19 + and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years.

  • You must also be resident in the South West of England to claim full subsidy.

The College reserves the right to charge learners who enrol and do not complete the course within the relevant academic year to recoup costs involved in enrolment or withdraw students without notice where there is no evidence of active engagement or learning. All fees are subject to change without notice prior to enrolment.

Enrolments: You can complete an application here at any time but enrolments for this course will only be processed during term time.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Pressure area care

  • Foot care

  • Oral care

  • Understanding of sepsis

Course Applications

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Dates01/08/2020 - 31/07/2021
TimesVarious - Various

This course costs: £0.00

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


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