Social Care

Course Details

This Social Care Course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering social care on a professional basis. No prior qualification is required and the course is suited to people of all ages seeking to gain a more formal understanding of the principles of caring for others in a range of setting. The objectives of the course are: (1) to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and skills of caring, (2) to explain the role of government and other agencies in providing and funding care, (3) to create an understanding of the health and safety aspects of care, and (4) to create an understanding of the principles of equality in providing care.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Social Care Course?
  • People considering a people-centred career such as a carer, healthcare worker, and those considering a career in social work, counselling, teaching, or communications.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No previous experience or qualifications are necessary to commence the course.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be
    directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Social Care Course

Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the carer

  • Care in the home and community
  • Who needs care (and why)?
  • Daily living, a carer’s role

Unit 2: Carers – the role of the Government 

  • The role of the government in supporting informal carers
  • Carer’s benefits
  • Other benefits
  • Support services
  • The Government’s role in the protection of vulnerable groups in society

Unit 3: Health and safety in care environments  

  • The importance of health and safety management
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Health and safety statements and policies
  • Hazard identification

Unit 4: Valuing people’s equality, diversity, and rights  

  • Valuing people’s equality, diversity and rights
  • Understanding diversity
  • UN Rights of the Child
  • Equality Legislation

Unit 5: Basic care skills 

  • Basic care skills
  • Communication and information
  • Respecting wishes and feelings
  • Ensuring safety
  • Promoting independence
  • Relationships
  • Rest and sleep
  • Ensuring comfort and alleviating pain
  • Personal hygiene, appearance and foot care
  • Eating and drinking
Assessment
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
Technical Requirements
  • Internet connection –  a speed of at least 10Mbps.
  • Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Chrome for PCs.
  • Operating System – PC (Windows 7 or later), Mac or Android.
Accreditation
  • This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.  This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. CMIT can advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
  • A QLS award at level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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