OUR ONLINE COURSES LEADING TO 1 CPD.

The eLearning activities are linked directly to the Diploma in Adult Care at levels 2 and 3.

1.0- BE26/19 – Managing and treating Anxiety

Course description

Title: Anxiety
Level: Level 2 and 3

1.1-Course Overview



Courses are mapped to the Health and Social Care Diploma at level 2 and 3.

This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of Anxiety and the different anxiety diagnoses in mental health.

The course goes on to distinguish between fear and anxiety, before outlining the symptoms of anxiety disorders including the emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms.

The course describes the difference between the ‘normal’ anxiety we all experience from time to time, and anxiety that is classified as a ‘disorder’.

You will then learn about the causes of anxiety disorders, and other problems that may co-exist, for examples, feelings of depression, or alcohol use.

1.2-Learning Aims



In this eLearning course you will learn about:

• Anxiety, how common it is, its causes and how to identify it
• The different diagnoses of anxiety disorders
• How anxiety disorders are treated and how you can support individuals with Anxiety Disorders.

2.0- BE27/19 – Promoting Communication

Course description
Title: Communication
Level: Level 2 & 3
Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

2.1-Course Overview

This eLearning tool is designed to enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of communication while working within the health and social care sector.

  • This course will enable you to learn about the ways individuals communicate and the importance of good communication.
  • You will explore how you can meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals.
  • You will learn how to promote effective communication and the principles and practices related to independent advocacy and confidentiality.
  • The course concludes by considering the use of verbal and non-verbal communication including the use of communication aids/technologies.

2.2-Learning Aims

The course aims to help you better understand good practice in communication in health and social care settings.

3.0- BE28/19 – Dementia Awareness

Course description
Title: Dementia Awareness
Level: Level 2 & 3
Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

3.1-Course Overview

This eLearning course aims to raise your awareness and develop your understanding of dementia.

The course begins with an introduction to the meaning of dementia and explores the four main types of dementia together with their causes.
You will examine the signs and symptoms that may indicate dementia before considering how it is diagnosed and why an early diagnosis is important.
You will go on to explore the factors that may increase the risk of developing dementia and how to reduce them.

The course concludes with the treatments available to individuals diagnosed with dementia including the need to adopt a person centred approach.

3.2-Learning Aims

This eLearning course provides an introduction to dementia and aims to raise your awareness and develop your understanding.

4.0- BE29/19 – Depression Awareness

Course description

Title: Depression

Level: Level 2 & 3

4.1-Course Overview

This eLearning course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness and understanding of the mental health disorder, depression.

The course begins explaining what we mean by the term 'depression' and explains how common the problem is. it then explains the symptoms of depression and describes the different types of depression an individual can be diagnosed with, including the severity and different 'specifiers' associated with the illness.

In stage three, the course outlines the different possible causes of depression and co-existing problems that individuals face.

The final stage focuses on the treatment and support strategies for depression, including therapy treatment, medication and self help strategies to help individuals recover.

Finally, the course outlines the role of the support or care worker in helping support an individual suffering from depression.

Learning Aims

This eLearning module aims to increase your knowledge about the mental health condition, depression.

BE30/19 – Diabetes Awareness

Course description

Title: Diabetes Awareness

Level: Level 3

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Course Aims

This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of diabetes in Health and Social Care.

The course begins by explaining what diabetes is, the prevalence rates for the different types of diabetes and the possible long term complications. The learner will then be informed about the terms hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, and the procedures of referring an individual with diabetes to specialist services.

In the second stage, the course outlines the features of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including the possible causes, signs and symptoms and risk factors associated with the conditions.

Stage Three of the course focuses on the importance of person centred support and promoting self care skills, including how to support individuals to make informed decisions. The next stage focuses on the importance of nutrition when managing diabetes, including the principles of a balanced diet, how different carbohydrates affect blood glucose level and the role of the nutritional plan.

The course then goes on to explore how different individuals may experience living with diabetes and the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with diabetes.

In the penultimate stage, the course focuses on the importance of monitoring physiological effects of diabetes, including blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring and outlines the importance of annual checks for all those individuals living with the condition.

The final stage outlines the links between diabetes and depression, dementia and pregnancy.

Learning Aims

The aim of this course is to increase your knowledge about the health condition, diabetes.

BE31/19 – Epilepsy Awareness

Title: Epilepsy Awareness

Level: Level 2 & 3

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Overview

This eLearning course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness of the health condition, epilepsy.

The course begins by exploring the meaning of the term epilepsy, including defining the term, the prevalence rates and the causes of epilepsy.

The course then explains the different types of seizures an individual may experience, including generalised, simple and complex focal seizures, absences and tonic seizures, atonic and myoclonic seizures.

In Stage Three, you will learn how seizures can be triggered and the common risk factors associated with epilepsy.

In the final stage, the course describes the different treatment options for epilepsy. This includes medication and other treatment options, how to apply first aid for an individual experiencing an epileptic seizure, the role of other professionals and the importance of an epilepsy care or support plan.

Learning Aims

This eLearning module aims to increase your knowledge about the health condition,epilepsy.

BE32/19 – Stroke Awareness

Course description

Level: Level 2 and 3

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Overview

This eLearning course aims to increase your knowledge and understanding about strokes and the impact they can have on an individual’s life.

The course begins by explaining what a stroke is, the prevalence of strokes in the UK, how they are caused, the different types of strokes and their subtypes.

In Stage two, you will learn about the factors that increase the risk of a stroke and the main causes of a stroke. You will also learn how to reduce the risk of a stroke.

The course then outlines the common signs of a stroke and teaches you how to identify the signs of a stroke. You will then learn how a stroke is treated and the common symptoms an individual may experience, including physical, cognitive and emotional problems.

In the final stage, the course explains the key stages of a stroke and the complications that can arise following a stroke. It will help you to understand how you can support an individual who has had a stroke and explains the roles of the different professionals who can help.

Learning Aims

The aim of this eLearning course is to develop your knowledge and understanding of Stroke Awareness.

BE33/19 Parkinson's Disease

Course description

Title: Parkinson’s Disease

Level: Level 2 & 3

Overview

This eLearning course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness and understanding of Parkinson's disease.

The course begins by explaining what Parkinson's disease is, the main symptoms and the difference between Parkinson's disease and 'Parkinsonism's'.

Following this, the course outlines prevalence rates for the disease, and gives a brief history of the research in to the condition.

The learner will then be given information on the causes of Parkinson's disease, before moving on to the second stage - the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In this stage, the learner will be informed in detail about primary motor symptoms of the condition, and also other common symptoms that an individual may experience, including 'freezing', hallucinations and impulse control problems.

The final stage of the course outlines the different treatment options available for an individual with Parkinson's disease, including medication, surgery and alternative therapies. The course also outlines good practice when working with individuals who have a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Learning Aims

This eLearning module aims to increase your knowledge about the health condition, Parkinson’s disease.

BE34/19 – Learning Disabilities

Course description

Title: Learning Disabilities

Level: Level 2 & 3

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Overview

This eLearning course aims to provide an introduction to Learning Disabilities and aims to raise your awareness and develop your understanding.

The course begins with an introduction to the meaning of learning disabilities, the criteria used to diagnose a learning disability before considering how they may be caused. You will learn about the historical context of services for individuals with learning disabilities, including the legal and policy framework, and reflect on how services have changed. The course concludes with an exploration of the barriers to communication individuals may face to enable you to promote effective communication.

Learning Aims

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to learning disabilities and aims to raise your awareness and develop your understanding.

BE35/19 – Moving and Handling

Course description

Title: Moving and Handling

Level: Level 2

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Overview

This eLearning course aims to refresh and enhance your knowledge and understanding about manual handling in your work role. Please note: The completion of this eLearning module does not prove your competence to undertake manual handling tasks using equipment. In order for you to practice manual handling you must undertake additional face-to-face training with an accredited manual handling training provider.

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to moving and handling. It examines current legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals including how to minimise risk.

You will learn how to prepare individuals before moving and positioning and how to move and position an individual safely. The course concludes with enabling you to know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning an individual.

Learning Aims

This eLearning course aims to increase and refresh your knowledge about moving and positioning individuals.

Please be aware, this resource should be completed as a refresher course to update your knowledge.

In order to practice you should have some face to face training with an accredited Moving and Handling people training provider.

BE36/19 – Medication Safety

Course description

Title: Medication Safety

Level: Level 3

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Overview

This eLearning course aims to refresh and enhance your knowledge and understanding about medication administration in your work role. Please note:

The completion of this eLearning module does not prove your competence to administer medication. You must undertake additional face-to-face training to enable you to administer medication to individuals.

This course begins with an introduction to the common abbreviations used in the administration of medication and how to perform simple drug calculations.

You will learn about the legislation and regulations relevant to medication administration including how medication should be stored, administered and disposed of. You will also explore the routes of medication administration; the purpose of 15 groups of medication and learn how to identify and respond to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis shock.

Learning Aims

The aim of this eLearning activity is to act as a supporting method to increase and refresh your knowledge and understanding about medication administration in your work role as a care worker.

Please be aware that completion of this eLearning module does not prove your competence to administer medication. You should undertake additional face-to-face training and you should be observed by a competent professional to ensure you are competent to administer medication to individuals.

BE37/19 – Safeguarding Adults

Course description

Title: Safeguarding Adults

Level: Level 2

Course links to: Health and Social Care Diploma

Course Aims

This eLearning course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to safeguard adults with care and support needs. You will be introduced to the key terms associated with adult safeguarding including the definition of abuse. You will explore the categories of abuse, and the signs that may indicate abuse is taking place and consider guidance on what you should do if you suspect abuse, or it has been disclosed to you. The course will help you to analyse why individuals may be vulnerable to abuse and consider how the likelihood of abuse can be reduced. Legislation and policy will be explained including 'whistleblowing.' The course concludes with an examination of the risks associated with online activities and how they can be minimised.

Learning Aims

This eLearning tool is designed to enable you to develop the knowledge and understanding required to safeguard adults with care and support needs.

The activities are linked to the Health and Social Care Diploma at level 2 and level 3.

In order to learn how to protect adults from abuse you must complete 7 learning outcomes.

Each learning outcome forms a stage of learning.

The aim of this eLearning activity is to:

• Explore key terms associated with adult safeguarding

• Introduce you to the types of abuse and the signs that may indicate it is taking place

• Enable you to respond to suspected and disclosed abuse

• Introduce the national and local context of safeguarding and protection of abuse

• Identify how to reduce the likelihood of abuse

• Enable you to know how to recognise and report unsafe practice

• Explore online safety.

BE38/19 – Supervision in social care

Course description

Title: Supervision

Level: Level 2 and 3

Course overview

This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of supervision.

This course begins by defining the meaning and purpose of supervision. The course identifies the ground rules for supervision and the functions of supervision and the forms supervision may take. Following this you will explore the importance of good supervision and the role and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee. You will also consider the barriers to supervision and how they can be overcome.

The course ends with an exploration of the role of reflective practice within the supervision process.

Learning Aims

Define the meaning and purpose of supervision

• Identify the ground rules for supervision

• Introduce the functions of supervision and the forms supervision may take

• Explore the importance of good supervision and the role and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee

• Consider the barriers to supervision and how they can be overcome

• Explore the role of reflective practice within the supervision process.