- Course Code: UKFEC17ITC
- Location: Online
- Duration: 22 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Health & Social Care Certificate
The Health & Social Care Certificate course contains all the knowledge you require to enter into a successful career as a carer. Upon completing the course, you will have the skills necessary to enter into this growing and important field.
This course has been designed to give students a full overview of all you need to know to work as a carer, even if you are new to the industry. You will learn everything from how to safely handle other people to how to safely use technological advances in the workplace. We have ensured that this course contains all the information required to enhance your future or current career.
The Health and Social Care Certificate course is completed entirely online, which gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. We provide 24/7 access to the course materials, too, which means you can study when and where it is convenient for you. We also offer online support for those who require extra help.
Many students complete the care course when working full time, which gives you a chance to train without losing valuable income. Remember, the course is flexible, so you can learn whenever it is convenient for you.
You can access this course from any device with an internet connection. The modules are flexible, easy to navigate, and short enough to handle in a sitting.
Upon completing the course, there is a multiple choice exam that you must pass. When you do so, you will earn your certificate. This certificate can be printed directly from the course website, or we can post the diploma to you for a fee.
What You Will Learn
The Health and Social Care Certificate course was created to give students all they require to step into this thriving industry. Upon completing the course, you can easily step into the role as a carer or seek out further educational opportunities in the carer field.
The carer course covers the following:
- Your rights as a carer
- Safe practices at the workplace
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Fire safety
- Controlling and preventing infection
- Heart health and basic adult life support
- Food safety
- Mental capacity laws
- Mental health awareness
- First aid
- Safeguarding children
Benefits of the Health & Social Care course
Those who take the carer course will benefit from the following:
- The ability to study from any location as long as you have an internet connection.
- Capacity to study at the pace that is right for you without any added deadline pressure.
- The use of any device you choose, including tablets, computers and mobile phones.
- Easy to learn and digest course materials thanks to short modules and activities.
- Online support available when needed.
- Ability to access the full syllabus at any time, which keeps you focused.
- An increase in confidence in the carer field while learning to excel at a pace that is comfortable for you.
- You will obtain recognised certification when completing the course, which will improve your career prospects.
- Affordable course material, which is accessible 24/7.
- The legislations involved in the provision of care (some specific to manual handling)
- The regulatory authorities applicable to different regions
- The variety of manual handling aids used to move people safely
- What's involved in risk assessments
- Discover key legislations in place to actively support carers in the community
- The definition of a carer
- The impact carers have on the economy
- What the National Carers Strategy is (and why it is unlikely to change priorities)
- Learn how manual handling aids can lower the amount of force required to just 2% of the load weight
- The safest methods to transport any heavy and bulky objects with minimum risk of injury
- What every employer does to minimise harm from manual handling activities
- What the law lays down for employers and employees to comply with for a safe workplace
- About the impact of the Care Act 2014 on Care Workers
- The definitions of vulnerable adults and what can constitute abuse
- The significance of the No Secrets Document
- The 6 key principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults
- How fires start and spread
- The six classifications of fires
- The different types of firefighting equipment and extinguishers used for each classification of fire
- Handling oxygen safely in care environments, including with home care service users
- Discover the five critical areas for maximum infection control measures
- The legal requirements for working with clinical sharps
- The organisation responsible for issuing the quality standard guidelines that all healthcare workers must adhere to
- The risks of poor infection control
- Learn about the types of first aid certification for first aiders
- The core legislations surrounding health and safety, including why care workers are partially exempt from the Working Time Regulations
- Who is responsible for what
- The reporting procedures to follow should any accidents occur
- Discover the two mnemonics that’ll help you remember how to save someone’s life
- What the acronym F.A.S.T. means and why it’s crucial to remember
- How to perform crucial lifesaving CPR
- What a defibrillator does and why you can’t delay using one when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest
- Learn about the national legislations that all food business operators are required to abide by
- How Environmental Health Officers enforce the legislations at a local level
- The danger zone temperatures food should be kept out of and the methods used to do that
- Food safety considerations for all carers whether you work in home support services or a residential care home - you need to know how to protect clients from harm
- Discover the 16 pivotal pieces of information contained in Safety Data Sheets;
- How the EU Market works to safeguard public health from hazardous chemicals;
- The new GHS Hazard Pictograms;
- Everything you need to know about the COSHH 2002 Regulations;
- Discover all the steps required for an effective communication process;
- The barriers that will hinder any attempt to deliver a message to someone;
- What active listening is and how you can apply it to all areas of your life;
- What is involved in verbal and non-verbal communication;
- Learn the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) (England and Wales), The MCA NI 2016 (Northern Ireland) and the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 (Scotland);
- Know what the Depravation of Liberty is and why it is important for carers to understand;
- Master the five principles underpinning the Code of Practice for The Mental Capacity Actnow exactly why on on Human Rightsat the power to do so themselves, dless of hte and the Adults with Incapacity Act;
- Gain clarity on exactly what ‘lacking capacity’ means and how capacity is assessed;
- Learn the three groups of mental disorders;
- The wide variety of mental illnesses within each group;
- Gain clarity about what exactly is meant by mental health;
- The changing face of mental health in the NHS, and the targets in place for improving wellbeing;
- Learn what is covered by the Equality Act 2010 (including a 2013 repeal);
- The difference between the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty;
- Why equality and diversity are significant in the care profession;
- Good practice for promoting equality;
- Learn how to identify and respond to numerous health conditions, both minor and life-threatening
- The key legislations involved in First Aid
- The acronyms used to remember the order to carry out a Primary Assessment and a Secondary Assessment
- The risks associated with certain injuries that can cause a person’s health to deteriorate rapidly - and what to do if that happens
- Learn the 7 things people with Dementia want carers to know
- Why your support extends beyond people with dementia
- The different types of dementia there are
- How to support parents after they have been diagnosed with early onset dementia
- Discover the purpose behind the Data Protection Act 2018
- About the ICO and its duties to enforce the Data Protection Act
- What the core principles of the Data Protection Act are
- Your responsibility to safeguard service-users’ confidential data
- Learn what disclosures are and how to deal with children who confide in you
- How the UK child protection system works
- The most significant legislation protecting children from harm
- The various types of abuse posing a risk to children
- Uncover the real risks that display screen equipment presents
- The 9 Principles of Prevention from the EC Framework Directive 89/391/EEC
- The background of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and how it protects DSE users from harm
- The definition of a DSE user
Who can take the Health and Social Care Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 19 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 19 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 19 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Health and Social Care Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 22 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.