The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a care setting. It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.
The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification
- To enable the learner to explore the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker,
- To facilitate an understanding of the importance of multidisciplinary work in the care sector,
- To explore the various needs of the clients in a care setting,
- To demonstrate an ability to plan and provide enhanced quality of care,
- To explore the need for personal planning and growth,
- To enable the learner to apply the skills and concepts in practical setting,
- To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Care Support through the medium of the indicative content,
- To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning
The requirements for entry to the Care Support Level 5 Minor Award are, Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent qualifications or QQI Level 4 Certificate and/or relevant life and work experiences.
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The following content will be covered in this course:
- Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker
- Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care
- Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client
- Explore the need for personal planning and growth
- Plan strategies to improve own personal development
- Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses
- Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in care work.
The assessment process includes a combination of module appropriate assessment procedures which will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include continuous assessment processes such as:
Assessment Format: Assignment 30% / Learner Record 70%
Assignment – An assignment is usually carried out over an extended period of time and the assignment brief will require candidates to show:
- An understanding and application of concepts.
- A selection of relevant research techniques and sources of information.
- An ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations
Learner Record – This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Record which records your experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.
Grading: Pass 50% – 64% / Merit 65% – 79%/Distinction 80% – 100%
QQI – Care Support and Work Experience Level 5 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland
On successful completion of this Care Support course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Healthcare Support Level 5