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Qualification This qualification is about direct care, where the focus is hands-on care, (doing things for services users) enablement care, and development and maintenance of the services users independence (supporting and enabling service users to do things for themselves). Candidates will usually be delivering care in support of and under the direction of a colleague who is accountable in the area of practise, although this person may not always be in the immediate vicinity while the candidate is working with services users. The candidate would be expected to seek support, advice or assistance if they are unclear about what to do or if unusual or untoward situations arise (for example, deterioration in the services users condition). Course Content To achieve this qualification the candidates must achieve 6 units made up of 2 Core units, 2 Optional units and the remaining 2 units can be taken from either the core group or optional group. If candidates are working in ?Social Care?, it is advised by the Social Care Councils that candidates undertake the 4 core units in order to gain council recognition. Core Units Unit 21 Communicate with and complete records for individuals Unit 22 Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals Unit 23 Develop your knowledge and practice Unit 24 Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals Optional Units There is a range of 40 optional units available depending upon work role and work setting. Qualification Delivery and Assessment An assessor will observe and make a record of you carrying out your duties during your normal working hours in order that you can achieve the requirements of The National Occupational Standards. Progression Opportunities On completion of this programme you will be able to progress on to NVQ Health and Social Care Level 3 (Adults) or NVQ Health and Social Care Level 3 (Children and Young People) if your work role is suitable.

Qualification This qualification is about direct care, where the focus is hands-on care, (doing things for services users) enablement care, and development and maintenance of the services users independence (supporting and enabling service users to do things for themselves). Candidates will usually be delivering care in support of and under the direction of a colleague who is accountable in the...

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