Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This programme is designed to improve your understanding of your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. It will also enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health in various health and social care settings, as well as your ability to support an individual to maintain their personal hygiene.

Course structure

Unit 1: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews. You will also consider the impact person-centred thinking can have on an individual and their families. Importantly, this unit will outline the current legislation, policy and guidance that underpins person-centred thinking and planning.

Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker

You will learn about the care planning process in relation to your role and how to implement a care plan. You will also discover how personal beliefs and preferences might influence the care planning process.

Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

You will learn how to promote health and wellbeing through nutrition and hydration. This unit covers the principles of a balanced diet, the importance of special dietary requirements, and how to prevent malnutrition in health and social care settings.

Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

You will learn how to address personal hygiene issues in a sensitive manner without imposing your own values. You will also learn how to maintain the dignity of an individual when supporting them with personal hygiene.

Unit 5: Understanding continence care

You will develop your understanding of the body’s waste functions and the possible reasons for incontinence. This unit will equip you with the knowledge to promote continence and understand an individual’s choices, including the various facilities and aids that can be provided.

Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep

You will learn to enhance your understanding of the importance of sleep and how sleep contributes to an individual’s wellbeing. You will also discover how to assist an individual with sleep and ensure conditions are suitable.

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