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Principles of Care Planning

Course Overview

This qualification aims to improve your understanding of your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support.

It will also enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health in health and social care settings, as well as how to support an individual to maintain their personal hygiene.

During the course you will cover the following units:

Unit 1: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning

  • You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews.  You will consider the impact person-centred thinking can have on an individual and their families.  This unit also outlines current legislation, policy and guidance that underpins person-centred thinking and planning.

Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker

  • You will learn about the care planning process in relation to your role and how to implement a care plan.  You will also discover how personal beliefs and preferences might influence the care planning process.

Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

  • You will learn how to promote health and wellbeing through nutrition and hydration.  This unit covers the principles of a balanced diet, the importance of special dietary requirements and how to prevent malnutrition in health and social care settings.

Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

  • You will learn how to address personal hygiene issues in a sensitive manner without imposing your own values and how to maintain the dignity of an individual when support them with personal hygiene.

Unit 5: Understanding continence care

  • You will develop your understanding of the body’s waste functions and the possible reasons for incontinence.  This until will equip you with the knowledge to promote continence and understand an individual’s choices including the various facilities and aids which can be provided.

Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep

  • You will learn how to enhance your understanding of the importance of sleep and how sleep contributes to an individual’s wellbeing.  you will discover how to assist an individual to sleep and ensure conditions are suitable.

In addition to the skills you will develop throughout your distance learning programme you will also develop a range of transferable skills including communication skills, time management and digital skills.

If you are seeking employment, UCQ can support you in developing employability skills to help you progression into work or volunteering, providing advice and support in job search, application form and CV completion and interview preparation.

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Course Information

Title: Principles of Care Planning

  Duration: Up to 10 weeks, however, flexible to meet individual need.

  Upon successful completion of a programme, students will achieve the TQUK Level 2 qualification

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research

  Start date are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

Each student will receive a dedicated tutor who will provide regular remote delivery supported by interactive study guides and assessment packs.

  Study Format: Tutorials; work activity; assessment and robust feedback.

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