This Award has been designed to provide a comprehensive core programme of learning and assessment for health and care workers in a range of settings
The Award is aimed at providing the learner with the general knowledge, skills, competences and core values required to work in the caring profession and on successful completion students will have the knowledge to deliver the highest standards of service.
The programme also provides students with a sound knowledge on how they can approach their work and deliver effective and safe services.
This programme includes a 40-hour practice placement.
By the end of the course programme, students will be able to:
- Develop self-knowledge and professional practice.
- Understand the rights, responsibilities and protection in care.
- Identify a number of approaches in person-centred care which assists in the overall well-being of the individual.
- The acquired knowledge will enable the student to communicate effectively both in verbal and written formats.
- Apply person centred care and help the individual lead a meaningful and fulfilled life with dignity.
- Support individuals and their well-being in care.
- Apply health and safety principles in practice.
- Effectively support and care for an individual living in the community or residential care setting.
- Manage and monitor a plan of treatment and/or care and contribute towards its’ implementation.
- Develop ability to recognise and reflect on personal learning and improve their professional skills.
This course is aimed at those wishing to enter the caring profession and obtain formal knowledge and qualification in healthcare.
|Course Code||Duration||Credit Value||Next Intake||FT/PT|
|LW/HSC/001||3 months||12 ECTS||January 2023||PT|
|Contact Hours||Placement Hours||Self Study Hours||Assessment Hours||Total Learning Hours|
Mode of Delivery
Online or Face-to-Face
Unit 1: Developing Professional Knowledge and Practice in a Care Setting (2 ECTS)
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to identify their own role in relation to duties, responsibilities in relation to employer and other members of the healthcare team as well as focusing on professional knowledge. The unit will also cover how the learner can develop their own practice as a healthcare worker.
Unit 2: Rights, Responsibilities and Protection in Care (2 ECTS)
This unit provides learners with an understanding of the importance of values that are core to care practice: respect, rights, diversity, equality, inclusion and prevention of abuse in promoting an individual’s right to dignity. The unit defines the terms and supports the learner in investigating the importance of rights, dignity and inclusive practice in supporting the care, protection and well-being of the individual. Learners will investigate their own values and beliefs and potential effects on care delivery and professional practice.
Unit 3: Communication and Documentation for Care (2 ECTS)
The focus of this unit is on effective communication, working collaboratively, documenting and sharing information with and about individuals in a health care setting.
Unit 4: Understanding Health and Safety for Care (2 ECTS)
This unit is concerned with getting learners to understand the legal and workplace standards for health and safety. This unit develops the learners knowledge of the awareness of hazards and risks in the workplace as well as encouraging good health and safety practice.
Unit 5: : Supporting Individuals to Meet Daily Living Needs (2 ECTS)
The focus of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to develop their understanding and knowledge of how to support individuals, to meet the needs to live and the support required to live as independently as possible.
Unit 6: Supporting Physical and Emotional Well-being of Individuals
The focus of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to understand how the person-centred approach aids and assists the individual’s physical and mental well-being. Following on from the previous unit this unit focuses on the factors that lead to pain, discomfort, distress and how individuals express these feelings. Learners are taught how to help individuals with pain as well as methods and approaches to promote rest and sleep.
Learners need to satisfy the following criteria:
- Ages 16 +
- Hold a School Leaving Certificate
- Be able to communicate both orally and in written format in the English Language
- Hold a clean Police Conduct Certificate.