How is it delivered?
Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable Assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.
Every hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease; there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year – that is more than one every five minutes; and one in six of the UK population have some form of hearing loss. These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia, affect a substantial proportion of the population.
Completing this course will:
- Give employees a high standard of learning to support their responsibilities
- Reinforce the importance and benefits of working well with others
- Improve your team’s understanding of dementia, stroke and sensory loss
- Create better preventative measures by enabling staff to identify early signs and symptoms of various health conditions
This qualification aims:
- To develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of various common health conditions
- Monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.
The objective of this qualification is to:
- Prepare learners for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with those experiencing different health conditions.
This qualification consists of the following 15 credit :
- a total of 2 credits from the mandatory unit in Group A
- Unit 01 Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions (2 credits)
- a minimum of 13 credits from the optional units in Group B
13 Common health areas for choose from covering :
- Cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, introductory awareness of sensory loss,
- Stroke awareness, Diabetes awareness, Dementia awareness, Arthritis awareness,
- Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals, Understanding mental health, Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities,
- Understand physical disability and Parkinson’s disease awareness.
- Successful completion of this course ensures that the learner has fully understood these important principles and evidences knowledge of the subject area.
Academic Level and assessment
Credit value: 15
Assessors must be satisfied that candidates have achieved all learning outcomes and assessment criteria related to the unit being assessed prior to deciding if candidates have been successful. Assessors are also responsible for supporting candidates through the assessment process.
Assessment requirements: internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence
This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain understanding in
Common Health Conditions
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be 16 to undertake the qualification.
Targeted job roles
- Care workers
- Personal assistants
- Domiciliary care workers community
- Support and outreach workers
- Senior care workers in adult social care
The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas:
Horizontal progression into, for example:
- Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
- Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
- Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
- Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Services)
Vertical progression into, for example:
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
- Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
- Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
- Level 3 Diploma In Allied Health Profession Support
- Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
- Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Service
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