Care Support

Care Support Course Online

Course Objectives

  • Understand the responsibilities and entitlements of the care worker
  • Promote good practice in the care setting
  • Recognise the importance of working effectively within a team
  • Acquire effective communication skills

Assessment Structure

  • Learner Record (70%)
  • Assignment (30%)

Entry Requirements

National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Course Syllabus

  • Relating to the client
  • Dependency and its effect on the client and the carer
  • Client autonomy
  • Privacy issues
  • Strengths of an effective care worker
  • Personal effectiveness in the care environment
  • Working effectively in a team
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and non verbal communication techniques
  • Relating to relevant stakeholders e.g. family
  • Structure and function of the Irish Health Care Service
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams
  • Reporting and record keeping skills
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