This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in health and adult care environments.
The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs and interests, and to reflect the context of their work.
It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
The content is also linked to the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards.
Mandatory and optional units
This section is split into mandatory and optional units. The optional units contain health and health and social care units that link with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards.
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. Learners may choose to achieve any of the following 3 pathways
All mandatory – 24 credits
A minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from group A
At least 15 credits from the optional units in group C
All mandatory – 24 credits
A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 credits from the optional units in group B but must complete the unit Dementia Awareness
At least 15 credits from the optional units in group C but one of the following must be completed.
Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia,
Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice,
Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia
Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks
Adults with Learning Disabilities Pathway
Mandatory – 24
A Minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from the optional units in Group B but must complete
Understand the context of supporting an individual with learning disabilities.
At least 15 credits from the optional units group c but one from the following must be completed
Support person-centred thinking and planning
Provide active support
DC1: Communication in care settings
DC2: Handle information in care settings
DC3: Personal development in care settings
DC4: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
DC5: Equality and inclusion in care settings
DC6: Health, safety and well-being in care settings
DCHS7: Responsibilities of a care worker
DC8: Duty of care
DCHS9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings
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