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Course Benefits

  • This course is a mandatory requirement for people working the care sector.

  • The course is recommended by Skills for Care as minimum standards for people working in social care.

  • The course is recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as minimum standards that people working in social care need to meet before they can safely work unsupervised.

  • This course meets the Health and Safety module of the mandatory care certificate and the old Common Induction Standards (CIS).

  • The course meets all the knowledge criteria for Unit 8 of the QCF (NVQ) Diploma in Health & Social Care – Promote and Implement Health And Safety In Health and Social Care.

  • The course meets all the Health and Safety outcomes of the Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification otherwise known as the technical certificate.

  • The course can be used for credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) to Unit 8 of the Technical Certificate in Health & Social Care – Understand health and safety in social care settings

  •  The course can be used for credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) to Unit 8 of the QCF (NVQ) Diploma in Health & Social Care – Promote and Implement Health and Safety In Health And Social Care

  • The Course has credit value under the QCF framework and recognized throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Course Objective

This course helps those who work in a wide range of care settings. It provides the knowledge required to understand areas of health and safety required to working in a social care setting.

 

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, learner must be able to:

  • Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings.

  • Understand risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety.

  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.

  • Understand how to reduce spread of infection.

  • Understand how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely.

  • Understand the principles of assisting and moving an individual.

  • Understand how to handle hazardous substances.

  • Understand how to promote environmental safety procedures in the social care setting.

  • Understand how to manage stress.

  • Understand procedures regarding handling medication.

  • Understand how to handle and store food safely.

 

 Course Contents

Module 1: Different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings.

Module 2: Risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety.

Module 3: Procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.

Module 4: How to reduce spread of infection.

Module 5: How to move and handle equipment and other objects safely.

Module 6: Principles of assisting and moving an individual.

Module 7: Understand how to handle hazardous substances.

Module 8: Understand how to promote environmental safety procedures in the social care setting.

Module 9: Understand how to manage stress.

Module 10: Understand procedures regarding handling medication.

Module 11: Understand how to handle and store food safely.

 

Assessment Methods

This course can be assessed by a wide range of methods, depending on the level and

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mode of study. Methods available include but not limited to the following:

  • Written Assignment

  • Observation

  • Multiple choice question (online only)

  • Professional discussion

  • Witness Testimony

 

Guided learning hours

An average of 20 hours is recommended for this course.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Care Training Academy

Care Training Academy is a subsidiary of the Learning and Development Bureau. A company registered in England Wales. Registered office: Suite 15, Hopewell Business Centre, Hopewell Drive, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7DX, United Kingdom.

Contact us

Suite 15, Hopewell Business Centre, Hopewell Drive, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7DX.

United Kingdom. Tel: 01634540669
info@ caretrainingacademy.co.uk

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