Clinical Courses – Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Care (PEG)

Course Outline

This course is aimed at Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who are involved in supporting people with PEG feeding tubes across a range of settings. The course includes describing a PEG feeding tube, reasons for insertion, potential complications and ways to maintain a safe PEG feeding tube.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube.
  • Explain why a person may require a PEG feeding tube.
  • Describe how to care for PEG feeding tubes adhering to infection control policies.
  • Explain how to administer food, fluid, and/or medication safely.
  • Describe the potential complications of a PEG feeding tube and how to respond to complications.
  • Identify why, and how, to provide effective mouth care.
  • Describe the possible impact upon a person when not being able to ingest food and fluids orally.

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Clinical Courses – Bowel Care

Course Outline

This course is aimed at Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who are involved in supporting bowel care across a range of settings. The course includes the basic anatomy and physiology of the lower bowel, the causes and consequences of constipation and faecal incontinence and person-centred strategies to alleviate bowel problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the lower bowel.
  • Describe the principles of maintaining a healthy bowel.
  • Identify the different types of stools. 
  • Describe the common causes of faecal incontinence.
  • Identify the relationship between dignity and promoting bowel function.
  • Identify the process of holistic assessment to identify causative factors of bowel problems.
  • Describe strategies to promote bowel action using a person-centred approach.
  • Identify the roles of the multidisciplinary team who may be involved in prompting bowel function.
  • Identify own boundaries in providing bowel care and when to report and record concerns. 

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Clinical Courses – Catheter Care

Course Outline

Our course is aimed at Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who care for people with urinary catheters in a variety of settings. Candidates will cover theoretical underpinning and practice catheter care in a simulated setting.

It is recommended following the training that practitioners undergo competency observations within their workplace in obtaining a catheter specimen of urine (CSU), changing urinary drainage systems, emptying a urine bag or catheter valve and bag positioning and support (Catheter Care RCN).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology associated with the urinary tract. 
  • Describe the reasons why a catheter may be required.
  • Describe how to measure urine output and monitor for abnormalities.
  • Describe the risks and potential complications of urinary catheters. 
  • Describe how to provide catheter care adhering to infection control policies.
  • Identify why it is important to assess a person to ensure catherisation is still required.
  • List the dignity ‘do’s and consider how these are embedded when supporting a person with a catheter.

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Dementia Care Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF)

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia, including understanding a range of theoretical models of dementia and types of dementia. Learners will look at   the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia. In particular, the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach, how to communicate with individuals who have dementia and understand behaviour in the context of dementia.  The benefits of engaging in activities are also explored.  This qualification is intended to update and continue the professional development of learners and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to occupational specialisation.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit

Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Dementia Awareness 2 17 2
The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 17 2
Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 18 2
Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

2

20 2
Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach 3 15 2
Understand behaviour in the context of dementia 2 20 3
Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

2

16

2

Length of Course

123 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 7 mandatory units.

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End of Life Care Awareness Level 3 Award

Name of Course

TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves end of life care or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of end of life care.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the learner’s understanding of working in end of life care; how to provide support when working in end of life care and how to support individuals during the last days of life. It is relevant as an introduction for those working or planning to work in a role which involves end of life care.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understand how to work in end of life care 2 28 3
Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care 3 33 4
Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life 3 28 3

Length of Course

89 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 4-6 weeks.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 3 mandatory units.

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Health and Adult Care Level 2 Diploma

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

The qualification develops competences and therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

There are no other specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is suitable for learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and adult care settings. The qualification develops competence therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

The content links with the knowledge and skills required for the Apprenticeship standards ‘Adult Care Worker’ and ‘Healthcare Support Worker’. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, such as:

  • Adult care worker
  • Healthcare assistant/support worker
  • Personal assistant

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Communication in care settings 2 20 3
Handle information in care settings 2 10 1
Personal development in care settings 2 23 3
Implement person-centred approaches in care settings 2 39 5
Equality and inclusion in care settings 2 17 2
Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings 2 33 4
Responsibilities of a care worker 2 16 2
Duty of care 2 7 1
Safeguarding and protection in care settings 2 26 3

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 119 optional units (minimum of 22 credits from the optional units) that you would be required to choose from for completing the course. Optional units can be selected which relate specifically to the setting / role.

Length of Course

Total Qualification Time for this course is 460 Hours (243 from the mandatory units and at least 217 from the optional units) over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks and an assessment in the workplace.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can complete a relevant apprenticeship or progress to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support and to the advanced apprenticeship.

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 46 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/Course Content section carry a total of 24 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the diploma certification.

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Understanding Working in Mental Health Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves mental health support.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. It may be beneficial for learners to have completed a relevant level 1 qualification in health and social care.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding relevant to working in mental health including duty of care, equality and diversity, different approaches to care and management and understanding change and support in relation to mental health. Learners may progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care including an apprenticeship framework within health or health and social care. The qualification can also be used as part of development within learner’s current job role within health and social care.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Mental Health and Mental Health Issues 2 29 3
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 9 1
Valuing Equality and Diversity 2 16 2
Approaches to care and management in mental health 2 27 3
Understanding change and support in relation to mental health 2 39 5

Length of Course

120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)

The qualification can also support progression to employment and progression within employment for the job roles including:

  • care assistant
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • home care support worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • mental health support/outreach worker

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 5 mandatory units.

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Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves safeguarding or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of safeguarding/individual dignity.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of a range of issues around respecting and protecting the individual dignity of the individual in a care scenario. Learners will be given an understanding of safeguarding in adult health and social are, the principles of dignity as it relates to adult health and social care, duty of care and dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care.  This qualification is primarily designed to prepare learners for further learning or training.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care 2 28 3
Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice 2 45 5
Understand duty of care in adult health and social care 2 46 5
Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care 2 26 3

Length of Course

145 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.

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Autism Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working with someone who has Autism or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of Autism.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The term ‘autism’ is used to include all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Principles of autism 2 36 4
Person-centred approaches to the support of individuals with autism 2 20 2
Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism 2 22 3
Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism 2 20 2
Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism 2 24 3
Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives 2 30 4

Length of Course

152 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 6 mandatory units.

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