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  • Course description
    Student Profile:

    This programme is designed for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the role of the care sector and the skills required for success.

    Study Method:

    This course can be studied at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. There are no deadlines for assignments however you must complete the full course within 12 months from the date you received the course.


    The ASET certificate, which is a recognised level 2 award, is gained through completing a short series of written assignments plus a multi-choice style end-test. There is no word count for these assignments, however you must prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the question. There is no final exam.


    As a student of UK Open Learning you will get full tutor support by a qualified tutor by e-mail and post for a full 12 months after you have received the course.

    To complete the course it will take in the region of 90 study hours, which can be spread over a 12 month period.

    Payment Method:

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly installments (no discount applies).

    If you would like to pay in installments, we would need one of the installments as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debt card) we will take the rest of the installments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by installments please call or e-mail UK Open Learning.

    Course Outline:

    1: Communication:

        * Developing communication skills
        * Barriers to communication
        * Listening skills, observation
        * Non-verbal communication

    2: Hygiene:

        * Privacy and dignity
        * Assisting with personal hygiene functions
        * Correct bathing techniques
        * Care of hair, nails and oral hygiene
        * Safety issues
        * Equipment

    3: Nutrition:

        * About nutrition
        * Nutritional values of food
        * Healthy diets, safe food hygiene
        * Helping with dietary selection
        * Assisting with eating and drinking
        * Monitoring intake.

    4: Pressure Care:

        * About pressure sores
        * How sores develop
        * Shearing
        * Factors affecting pressure sores
        * Nutrition
        * Risk assessment
        * Incontinence
        * High risk people
        * Wound assessment
        * Practical caring skills

    5: Elimination:

        * What is elimination
        * Potential effects
        * Medication, infection
        * Physiological problems
        * Muscular weakness
        * Practical skills

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