Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paper-based over 16 - 20 weeks. Guided learning hours: 121 - 148.

Who is the course for?

This course will provide a good understanding of a wide range of illnesses and health conditions, raising awareness of some of the most common health conditions.

What does the course involve?

As part of the course you will study six mandatory units:

UNIT 1 - Arthritis awareness

  • Section 1 Understand what arthritis is
  • Section 2 Understand the treatment options and support services that are available to individuals with arthritis
  • Section 3 Understand the experience of living with arthritis and strategies for managing the condition

UNIT 2 - Stroke awareness

  • Section 1 Know what a stroke is
  • Section 2 Know how to recognise stroke
  • Section 3 Understand the management of risk factors for stroke
  • Section 4 Understand the importance of emergency response and treatment for stroke
  • Section 5 Understand the management of stroke

UNIT 3 - Dementia awareness

  • Section 1 Understand what dementia is
  • Section 2 Understand key features of the theoretical models of dementia
  • Section 3 Know the most common types of dementia and their causes

UNIT 4 - Parkinson’s disease awareness

  • Section 1 Understand what Parkinson’s disease is
  • Section 2 Understand the treatment options and support services that are available to individuals with Parkinson’s disease
  • Section 3 Understand the experience of living with Parkinson’s disease and strategies to manage the condition.

UNIT 5 - Sensory loss awareness

  • Section 1 Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss and steps that can be taken to overcome these
  • Section 2 Understandthe importance ofeffective communication for an individual with sensory loss
  • Section 3 Know the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Section 4 Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and/or hearing loss

UNIT 6 - Understanding how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

  • Section 1 Understand how to monitor the health of individuals affected by health conditions
  • Section 2 Understand how to carry out observations of the health of individuals affected by health conditions
  • Section 3 Know how to record and report on observations
  • Section 4 Understand how to respond to changes in an individual’s condition

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/16
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2)

or

  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College.

For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:
01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk

Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE

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