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The college is open, and we are still accepting full-time applications for 2020-2021. Hygiene measures are in place to make the college as safe as it can be for our learners, staff and guests.

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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
2
Start Date
Start Time
Duration
12 Weeks
End Date

Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is lacking and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

Particularly suitable for those with limited time to attend college but with a keen interest in developing an understanding of in the Principles of End of Life Care. The course covers the following topics:

- How to work in end of life care
- The support needed to manage pain and discomfort
- How dementia impacts on end of life care
- The role of the care worker in time of death
- The loss and grief process

This qualification will give learners working in, or intending to work in, healthcare and social care the knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support their role and enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

Learners will receive a resource pack which includes study modules.

Module submissions can be hand written in the workbooks provided and posted to college or alternatively, electronic modules can be supplied for submission.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for those who work or have an interest in Health and Social Care, including those in a work role and informal/family carers. Learners must be aged 19 or over in order to enrol on the course, be living in England and not taking part in full-time education. Entry is at the discretion of the college. Kendal College will ensure that this course is appropriate for the age and ability of the learner. This may involve an assessment to ensure learners can meet the criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, and health and safety aspects of this course.

After Your Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

- Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
- Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Problems
- Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
- Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
- Principles of Team Leading

Fees

£0.00

Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: hello@kendal.ac.uk / 01539 814700.

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