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Care certificate and basic foundation of care

Care certificate & basic foundation of care

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Our FULLY FUNDED care certificate and basic foundation of care courses are designed to help those who work in health and social care services to understand and appreciate the core principles of care.

All 15 standards can be delivered together as a 5-day course or separately as individual courses.

Understanding your role

Course description
The “duty of care” refers to the obligations placed on people to act towards others in a certain way, following specific standards. The term is sometimes used to cover both legal and professional duties that social care practitioners may have towards others, but there are distinctions between the two. All health and social care workers need to understand their duty of care within their work environments. Learn more

Your personal development

Course description
Personal development happens throughout your life. At work, it starts with agreeing your aims and objectives and thinking about your strengths and development needs. You then set goals so that you can meet your objectives and make the most of your talent. Learn more

Duty of care

Course description
The “duty of care” refers to the obligations placed on people to act towards others in a certain way, following specific standards.

The term is sometimes used to cover both legal and professional duties that health care practitioners may have towards others, but there are distinctions between the two.

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Equality and diversity

Course description
Promoting equality and respecting diversity are central to life today. To provide care and support that meets the needs of everyone you have to understand what these terms mean and take account of them in your work. Learn more

Work in a person centred way

Course description
Person-centred values focus on looking at individuality, appreciating that each person has their own identity, needs, wishes, choices, beliefs and values.

‘One size fits all’ does not work when it comes to providing care and support. Each individual should be supported to make choices about their care and support. You should make sure an individual’s rights are respected, not only by yourself but by other people involved in their care.

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Communication

Course description
It is essential for health and social care workers to understand the importance of effective communication. Excellent communication develops your knowledge and understanding about individuals and the part played by other workers so that the best care and support possible can be provided. It helps build working relationships where each person’s views are valued and taken into account. Learn more

Privacy and dignity

Course description
The safeguarding and wellbeing of individuals is important. As far as possible, you should get to know each individual; their background and ideas, wishes, likes, and dislikes. You should always provide personalised care and support that puts an individual at the centre of their care. You should enable them to be as independent as possible and respect their privacy and dignity. Working in this way reduces the risk of an individual being treated in a way that is degrading or harmful. Learn more

Fluids and nutrition

Course description
What we eat is vital to our health and wellbeing and how we look, feel and function. It is important that people have a diet that is safe to eat and has all the nutrients they need. Learn more

Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities

Course description
While you may not be working in a role that directly supports people with mental ill-health, dementia or learning disabilities, it is important for all health or social care workers to be aware of these conditions. This is so that any signs and symptoms that you notice are passed on to other workers and that you show compassion and understanding when you experience any behaviour that you find difficult to understand or respond to. Learn more

Safeguarding adults

Course description
Safeguarding adults is about the safety and well-being of all patients but providing additional measures for those least able to protect themselves from harm or abuse.

This course raises awareness of safeguarding adults and the key responsibilities of individuals that work with vulnerable adults, or their families.

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Safeguarding children

Course description
Everybody is responsible for the safeguarding of children.

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to safeguard children by describing the common types of abuse, how to recognise them, and how to respond to your concerns. It also explains how to correctly report your concerns.

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Basic life support

Course description
Resuscitation can increase the chance of survival when a person is under cardiac arrest. This course explains what can cause a cardiac arrest, how to recognise when a cardiac arrest is happening and how to respond. Learn more

Health and safety

Course description
Health and safety legislation, regulations and procedures intended to prevent accident or injury in workplaces or public environments.

All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are adequately controlled. Health and safety is about preventing you from harm at work, including illness. Your employer is responsible for health and safety; however, you also have a responsibility.

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Handling information

Course description
Health and social care settings collect and hold a significant amount of personal and sensitive information. This information must be treated as confidential and only shared with people who need to know. Health and social care workers must also be familiar with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Learn more

Infection prevention and control

Course description
Infection prevention and control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens from being passed from one person to another. The foundation of good infection control is to assume that everyone is potentially infectious.

Basic infection control procedures include hand washing and keeping the workplace clean. This comprehensive infection prevention and control course provides all health and social care workers with practical knowledge and skills to effectively manage infections in the workplace.

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