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Duty of Care Qualification
A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first.
Working in the health and social care sector involves working with lots of different people with a variety of needs, dependencies, backgrounds and wishes. As a care worker, you have a duty of care towards all the people you are involved with, during your working hours. This means you have to employ a reasonable level of care, to ensure they are kept safe from harm, abuse and injury.
This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.
Who is this Course For?
This course is ideally suitable for those indicated and is also open to anybody with a desire to obtain this certificate with an interest in this subject.
- Accredited by CPD
- 100% online course and assessments with no time limits for each Module
- 12 months to complete the course
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximately 50 mins
- Successful candidates will receive a qualification certificate, a sample of which is below
1 - The Course Structure
2 - The Implications of Duty of Care
3 - How Duty of Care Affects Your Work
4 - Duty of Care Dilemmas
5 - Resolving Dilemmas: Support and Advice
6 - How to Respond to Complaints
Please Note: The pass % required for each module is 70.
How does it work?
Please read the User Guide before purchasing a Course or selecting a Free Trial.
This course duration (in terms of hours) is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. Please see individual study hours stated for each course. This course duration time does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time (stopping and starting) required on the questions which are completed at your own pace and as it suits you.
The completion time limit for this course is 12 months. You can complete your course at anytime in this outlined period as early as you want or take longer. You can complete within days, weeks or months as it suits you.
On completion of your course successful candidates will be awarded a certificate a sample of which is below:
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Be aged 16 Years or above.
Possess a sound knowledge of the English language.
Have access to an operating computer system (PC, laptop, Smartphone etc) with CLEAR active AUDIO sound and an internet connection for the duration of the whole course - we recommend Google Chrome as the browser.
Have a keen desire to.
Can I retake the questions if I fail the % mark required for the final assessment?
Yes, you can but the number of times is dependent on each course.
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