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Understanding Personal Care Needs


Type: Distance Learning

Subject: Distance Learning

Level: 2

Start Date: 03 July 2023

Fee: 0

What can this course lead to

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

– Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care

– Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

– Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Length

Up to 16 weeks


Level 2

Who is it for

As we see an increasingly ageing population, the number of adults needing
around–the–clock care is on the rise. As well as the need for medical care,
there is also a need for high levels of personal care to allow those who need
support to live as comfortably as possible. This qualification focuses on
developing a person–centred approach to delivering high levels of personal
This qualification aims to:

– Focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care

– Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of

The objective of this qualification is to:

– Give learners specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with
personal care needs

What will I need

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

What is covered

You will study the following:

– Understand person–centred care

– Understand how to support personal hygiene

– Understand foot care for individuals

– Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health

– Understand pressure area care

– Understand sepsis

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

Application and costs

This course has no cost, however this is dependant on your circumstances, please contact Jobsmart for more information and to confirm your eligibility

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