Affordable Health and Social Care Courses 

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There is no clear-cut definition of social care. It covers a wide range of services provided by local authorities and the independent sector to children and adults in need or at risk. Carers typically find themselves working in: care homes, clinics, hospitals, medical practices, and out in the community in the homes of people in need of their help. 
 
The work can be, and often is, challenging, but it is so rewarding. 
 
Social carers provide such support for people in many and varied situations including: 
 
Older people struggling to cope with their circumstances 
People with mental health problems 
The homeless 
People with learning or physical disabilities 
Those with alcohol or substance misuse 
Victims of domestic abuse 
Those involved in fostering, adoption and child protection 
Young offenders 
Families and carers under pressure 
 
This vast variety of work prompted us to provide accredited general social care courses and selected health and social care courses that offer specialised training. 
 
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This qualification will provide learners with an insightful introduction, and will help develop thier knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to work in the adult social care sector. To achieve this qualification, 9 mandatory units much be completed to include: 
 
Principles of communication in adult social care settings 
Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
Understand the role of the social care worker 
Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 
Understand health and safety in social care settings 
Understand how to handle information in social care settings. 
 
All the units within this qualification are vocationally based, directly helping learners gain the knowledge and understanding of the skills required to work in the adult social care sector. 
 
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be at least 14 years of age at time of enrolment. This qualification will take approximately 6 months to complete. 
 

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care [600/0047/8]:
 
This qualification will enable Learners to develop the knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments in a supervised role. 
 
Learners will need to complete a combination of core mandatory units, pathway specific units and optional units to achieve this qualification. Mandatory units include: 
• Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
• Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s 
• Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s 
• Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
• Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 
• The role of the health and social care worker 
• Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care 
• Contribute to health and safety in health and social care 
• Handle information in health and social care settings. 
 
Optional units may include: 
• The purpose and principles of independent advocacy 
• Dementia awareness 
• Well-being and mental health promotion 
• The administration of medicine 
• Infection prevention and control 
• Awareness of sensory loss 
• Support for therapy sessions 
• Support for mobility 
• Supporting care plan activities 
• Self-directed support. 
 
This qualification allows learners to choose one of three pathways: 
• Generic Health and Social Care 
• Dementia 
• Learning Disability. 

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England [501/1264/8]
The optional units and the pathways allow learners to focus on specific areas of health and social care, with a view to progressing to further learning or employment at a higher level e.g. a level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, in a specialised area e.g. mental health or as a more senior care worker in a range of health and social care settings. 
 
All mandatory units and the majority of optional units within this qualification are vocationally based, directly helping learners develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care settings. 
 
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learnersl need to be at least 16 years of age at time of enrolment. 
 
This qualification will take approximately 12-18 months to complete. 
 
Completion of this qualification will equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. 
 
This qualification is ideal for learners wishing to work, or are currently working, in a supervised role with adults in health and social care settings in England. 
 
Learners need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. 
 
Whilst there are other qualifications available at the same level, these focus on the provision of various aspects of healthcare. This qualification focuses on social care for adults and is specific for those working or wishing to work in an adult social care setting in England. 
 
This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work under supervision in a wide variety of Level 2 Health and Social Care job roles, such as: 
 
• Care Assistant in Residential Settings or Supported Living 
• Healthcare Support Worker in Community and Primary Care Environments 
• Healthcare Assistant in Acute Health Environments 
• Care Support Worker in Domiciliary Services. 
 
If you already work in one of these roles, this qualification will cement your knowledge and skills in preparation for progression to a job role at a higher level. 
 
If you are looking to continue studying after completion of this qualification, the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England provides you with the knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments in a supervised role to progress to the: 
 
• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England 
• Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care 
 
This qualification is nationally recognised and is based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structure are owned by the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development. This qualification’s aim is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the Health and Social Care workforce and meets the definition of a Technical Level qualification. 
 
The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care as appropriate and is the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the Social Care sector in England. Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in Health and Social Care, or they may specialise in Dementia Care or Learning Disabilities. 
 
Learners must take nine mandatory units. They then have a choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of Health and Social Care such as supporting person-centred approaches, advocacy, health care, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities or dementia. 
 
This qualification is for learners aged 16 and above. The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England has been approved as a component for the Health and Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship framework. 
Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification: 
 
senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings 
senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments 
senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments 
senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services 
senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services 
senior support workers in supported living projects 
community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities 
personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families 
emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models. 
 
Progression: 
It is anticipated that learners will progress to Level 5 qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in health and social care, or to specialist qualifications. 
 

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England:
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills that are needed to work in a senior role in the adult care sector. Learners need to complete 12 mandatory units, which include: 
 
Advanced communication skills 
Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
Equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings 
Facilitate person-centred assessment to support well-being of individuals 
Facilitate support planning to promote positive outcomes for individuals and to support well-being 
Understand personalisation in care and support services 
Health and safety in health and social care settings 
Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people 
Develop, maintain and use records and reports 
Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings 
Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector. 
 
Learners may also choose from a variety of optional units to tailor the qualification to their interests. These include (but are not limited to): 
 
Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach 
Diabetes awareness 
Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff 
Understand stroke care management 
Support the spiritual well-being of individuals 
Support the development of community partnerships 
Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis. 
Assessment, implementation and review of assistive technology in social care. 
 
All mandatory and optional units within this qualification are vocationally based, directly helping learners gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in the adult care sector. 
 
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners need to be at least 18 years of age. 
 
This qualification takes approximately 12 months to complete. 
 
Completion of this qualification will equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills required to work in a senior role in the adult care sector, for example: 
 
developing advanced communication skills whilst working with individuals and others 
using reflective practice and evidence based research for personal development 
Inclusion of equality and diversity in the work setting. 
understanding abuse types and common symptoms. 
understanding the policies and procedures in place around safeguarding, and the role of the worker in putting these into practice. 
using assessment processes to support the well-being of individuals and key areas of practice that support the implementation of personalisation 
developing understanding of the theory, practice and legislation that underpins the personalisation agenda for care and support services 
implementing health and safety in the work setting 
analysing professional practice in a range of settings 
developing, maintaining and using records and reports 
implementing and promoting effective partnership working 
recognising and responding to harm, abuse and neglect. 
 
This qualification is a good choice for learners currently working in the adult care sector, but wish to develop their skills within this area to progress to leadership and management roles. 
 
This qualification is ideal for learners who already completed the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care qualification, as learners will already have a good understanding of the unit subject matter. This qualification will allow learners to develop this knowledge further, and can support them to progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England), either as a standalone level 5 qualification or as part of the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management. 
 
Learners need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. 
 
Learners may take this course if they have previous experience or qualifications within the Health and Social Care sector, and wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the skills required to work in adult care, and in roles which require greater responsibility than at level 3. 
This is the only available qualification at this level within the sector. It acts as a progression route from level 4 to level 5, and will enable learners obtain the specialist knowledge, understanding and competence necessary to fulfil a number of senior job roles at this level specifically within this area. 
 
This qualification is not available as part of an Apprenticeship Framework. 
This qualification has been designed with a group of employers, and will enable learners to progress to a variety of job roles within the adult social care sector, including: 
 
Community Care / Support Officer 
Social Care Assessor 
Care Assessment Officer 
Social Services Officer 
Social Care Assistant 
Social Work Assistant 
Brokerage Worker 
Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant 
Independence Support Assistant 
Reablement Support Workers / Officer 
Telecare Assistant 
Assistive Technology Co-ordinator / Officer. 

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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (601/5672/7):
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to manage practice and lead others in health and social care provision, or in children and young people’s services. 
 
It has six pathways - three for adults and three for children and young people: 
 
Management 
Residential Services 
Advanced Practice 
 
The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level. 
 
The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings. 
 
The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework. 
 
The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including: 
 
Safeguarding and protection 
Developing and implementing policy 
Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment 
Promoting and developing best practice 
Supporting development and partnership working 
Care management 
Quality systems and improvement 
 
Learners need to complete 6 shared core mandatory units, a group of mandatory units specific to each pathway and a selection of optional units to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve this qualification. The mandatory units are: 
 
Use and develop systems that promote communication 
Promote professional development 
Champion equality, diversity and inclusion 
Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings 
Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings 
Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people 
 
In order to take this qualification learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles. It is also recommended that learners hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area. 
 
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NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England):
This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment for assessing vocational skills through occupational competence in the work environment as well as assessing knowledge and understanding. To achieve this qualification learners will need to complete the following three mandatory units: 
 
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 
Assess occupational competence in the work environment 
Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. 
 
To achieve this qualification, learners must be able to undertake the role of the assessor, as a trainee. 
 
All the units within this qualification are vocationally based, directly helping learners gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake assessment of learners’ skills and knowledge. 
 
To assess knowledge and skills learners need to have occupational knowledge and occupational competence. Learners need to be at least 19 years of age at enrolment date. 
 
This qualification will take approximately 1 to 3 months to complete. 
 
Completion of this qualification will equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills required to assess occupational competence in the work environment and assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, for example: 
 
understanding concepts in relation to assessment such as validity and reliability 
developing confidence to assess competence in the real work environment 
developing confidence to assess knowledge and skills in the classroom. 
 
This qualification is ideal for candidates who want to work as an assessor to assess learners in their work environment/placement and in other training environments such as workshops or classrooms. If a cadidate is already working in the sector and wish to be able to make assessment decisions this qualification will support them in achieving this. 
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a range of settings as a fully qualified assessor. 
 
The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement provides learners with the knowledge and skills to progress to level 4 qualifications relevant to teaching, training and education, as well as level 4 qualifications relating to Internal Quality Assurance such as the: 
 
NCFE CACHE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice 
NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice 
 

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This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. 
 
The qualification provides an introduction to teaching and aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: 
 
• individuals not currently in a teaching or training role 
• individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) 
• individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching. 

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Care planning 
Dealing with difficult employees 
Dementia Care 
Diabetes Awareness 
Safe Administration of Medicines 
Emergency First Aid 
Epilepsy Awareness Training 
Equality and diversity 
Falls Prevention 
Fire Safety 
Health and Safety 
Infection control 
Food Safety 
Mental health awareness 
Moving and assisting 
Parkinson’s Care and Awareness 
Pressure Care 
 
 
A maximum of 15 participants per training session apply. Group and individual delegate pricing available. 
 
Professional Boundaries 
Risk Assessment 
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults 
Safeguarding Children 
Stroke 
Challenging Behaviour 
COSSH 
Mental Capacity 
Person Centred Care 
Hand Hygiene 
Dying, Death and Bereavement 
Continence Promotion 
Confidentiality 
Pain Management 
Induction Awareness 
Stress Management 
Train the Trainer 
Supervision and Appraisal 
 
 

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