College of Management and IT (CMIT)Certificate in Social Care

Certificate in Social Care

On request
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This Social Care Course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering social care on a professional basis. No prior qualification is required and the course is suited to people of all ages seeking to gain a more formal understanding of the principles of caring for others in a range of setting. The objectives of the course are: (1) to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and skills of caring, (2) to explain the role of government and other agencies in providing and funding care, (3) to create an understanding of the health and safety aspects of care, and (4) to create and understanding of the principles of equality in providing care.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.


Topics Covered in this Course

Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the carer

Care in the home and community
Who needs care (and why)?
Daily living, a carer’s role

Unit 2: Carers – the role of the Government

The role of the government in supporting informal carers
Carer’s benefits
Other benefits
Support services
The Government’s role in the protection of vulnerable groups in society

Unit 3: Health and safety in care environments

The importance of health and safety management
Health and safety considerations
Health and safety statements and policies
Hazard identification

Unit 4: Valuing people’s equality, diversity, and rights

Valuing people’s equality, diversity and rights
Understanding diversity
UN Rights of the Child
Equality Legislation

Unit 5: Basic care skills

Basic care skills
Communication and information
Respecting wishes and feelings
Ensuring safety
Promoting independence
Rest and sleep
Ensuring comfort and alleviating pain
Personal hygiene, appearance and foot care
Eating and drinking

Who should complete this course?

People considering a people-centre career such as a carer or healthcare workers, and those considering a career in social work, counselling, people management, marketing, teaching, or communications.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in sociology and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites



This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.

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