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Caring for the Elderly Level 2 Certificate – C7284

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Course Overview

This distance learning course is ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. Legislation, common conditions, risk assessments and communication are all covered in this informative course.

You will have the support of an experienced tutor guiding you through the process.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The qualification consists of the following units.

Principles of elderly care in the UK
Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care
Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care
Individual rights in elderly care
Minimising risk in elderly care
Communication in elderly care

On completion, you will receive an E Certificate.

Entry Requirements

You need to be over 19 have lived in the EU for the past 3 years and currently live in England.

How you will be assessed

You will receive an online login and a paper resource pack to support your studies.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

The course is funded providing you meet the eligibility criteria, of being over 19 having lived in the EU for the past 3 years and currently live in England.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

We have a huge choice of distance learning courses available at both Level 2 and 3. At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable option for you or you can contact the distance learning team to advise you on the courses available. We also have a careers team available via phone email or in person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.

What Happens Next

Click on the apply now button to fill out the online application. You will then be sent a short initial assessment to complete to ensure this is the right course for you. Once this is confirmed you will be sent a text and an email to enable you to complete the enrolment.

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