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Diploma in Caregiving

Caregiving
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Learn more about effective caregiving skills to provide professional care to clients or family members.

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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care to any clients or family members that you may find in your care by studying the course Diploma in Caregiving. This course will cover a broad range of topics that will help you become a successful carer who holds your clients' best interests at heart. 


The course begins by introducing you to the fundamental roles and responsibilities that a carer holds. You will learn about the basic legal and ethical issues of providing care and develop the skills necessary to ensure that you can communicate effectively with all members of the care service team and the client. You will then study the health and safety skills necessary to keep both yourself and your clients safe while you provide them with care.

As a caregiver, whenever you are with your clients, you face a variety of risks. As a carer you need to be able to deal with any emergency that you encounter in a calm manner. This section of the course will help you develop the skills necessary to provide care to your clients with greater peace of mind.

The course then focuses on providing care to clients who have been diagnosed with dementia. You will develop an understanding of what exactly dementia is. You will also examine the various forms of dementia that exist and study their symptoms, causes, and how they affect the lives of those who must live with them. The course then introduces you to a range of skills which will help you provide effective care to clients with dementia, such as communication techniques and behaviour management. The course then concludes by examining the skills necessary to provide care to elderly or disabled clients.

You will develop a strong understanding of how aging and a range of disabilities affect the body. You will then learn how to develop strategies to adapt the care you provide to any elderly or disabled clients you find in your care.

This diploma course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the caregiving profession, who wish to ensure that that their skills are kept to the highest standard possible. The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is interested in a career in the caregiving profession.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Discuss the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a care worker; - Define the various legal issues that a carer must consider when working with a client; - Describe how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of a range of medical conditions; - Discuss the correct actions to be taken in the event of a range of medical emergencies; - Discuss the various features of early, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease; - Discuss the manner in which various systems and organs within the body deteriorate due to aging; - Describe how care should be adapted for each client, depending on their general health.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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