Adult Learning

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London Vocational College

Adult Healthcare

We offer courses for many areas of the adult social care sector from mandatory training courses to specialist training specific to mental health, learning disability and dementia care. We are also regularly adding new courses to our ever-growing list, so let us know how we can help. These courses may be used as stepping stones into the sector, as CPD if you are already working in the sector and as a gateway to apprenticeship programmes that we offer. 

Our mark is made within the sector by ensuring our courses and our trainers are engaging and informative. Our customers praise the interaction and expertise of our trainers but love the feedback from their staff that they really enjoyed the training.

    Our Current Programme offer is:

    Diploma in Care - Level 2

    Course Profile

    The demand for care workers is ever growing.  Are you working in or planning to work in the adult care sector?  This qualification is what you need and will support you to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and adult care environments.

    The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

    The Diploma in Care course covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

    The content of this course is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

    Course Content

    This programme has a requirement to achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain the qualification. 24 credits gained from the mandatory units listed below and a minimum of 22 credits can be gained from the optional units.

    The mandatory units are

    • Communication
    • Handle information
    • Personal development
    • Implementing person centre-approaches
    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Health, safety, and well-being
    • Responsibilities of a Care worker
    • Duty of care
    • Safeguarding and protection

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com .

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Diploma in Adult Care - Level 3

    Course Profile

    Leaders in the adult care sector are harder to find.  However, the demand for such learners to guide and support the vital work of the sector is even greater.  Are you currently working in the adult care sector and is now looking for your first leadership role? This qualification is just what you need.

    This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

    Course Content

    This programme has a requirement to achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners must complete the 9 mandatory units listed below, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units

    The mandatory units are 

    • Promote communication
    • Promote effective handling of information
    • Promote personal development
    • Promote person centre-approaches
    • Promote equality and Inclusion
    • Promote health, safety, and well-being
    • Responsibilities of a Care worker
    • Duty of care
    • Safeguarding and protection

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com .

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Principles of Care Planning - Level 2

    Course Profile

    In the care sector, it’s important that residents and patients are treated with a friendly, caring and person-centred approach. The need for high-quality, skilled and knowledgeable care workers has never been greater. With the impact of Covid-19 this need has grown even greater.

    Our level 2 course in Care Planning will make sure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to provide high-quality care for the people you work with. It will help you to develop personally and professionally and evidence your competency to employers. You will learn about person-centred care and the best ways to provide support with everything from nutrition and hydration to personal hygiene and continence care.

    Course Content

    • Understanding Person-Centred Thinking and Planning
    • Care Planning for the Care Worker
    • Understanding Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings 
    • Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene 
    • Understanding Continence Care 
    • Principles of Supporting Sleep

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively.

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2

    Course Profile

    Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, and cases are rising. By 2051, it’s expected that two million people in the UK will have dementia. If you work with people with dementia, it’s important that you understand the condition and know how to provide the best possible care for each individual. 

    In our level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care. You’ll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.

    Course Content

    • Understand the different forms of dementia
    • Learn how to support individuals through person-centred care
    • Develop knowledge and understanding of care
    • Learn positive communication methods
    • Learn issues around the use of medication

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively.

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2

    Course Profile

    Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. If you work with people with learning disabilities, or are interesting in starting in the sector, it’s essential you have a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of different health conditions, as well as knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system. 

    This level 2 course will ensure your knowledge is up to date and is primarily for those working within healthcare and social care but may also be useful to those working in education or housing support roles.

    Course Content

    • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    • Introduction to personalisation in social care Knowledge
    • Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
    • Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
    • Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively.

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Level 2

    Course Profile

    Modern medicines are powerful substances that have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences. Up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication. 

    This course is a great introduction to the different types of medicines and how to record, store and handle them appropriately.

    Course Content

    • Gain good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
    • Learn how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication
    • Understand the different types of medication and how they are classified
    • Learn the correct procedure for record-keeping and the audit process
    • Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively.

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Important Information

    Entry Requirements

    While there are specific requirements for each course in general the basic requirements for a programme is:

    • Currently, live in England    
    • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
    • Must be aged 19+    
    • Must not be on an apprenticeship

    More specific requirements if any will be discussed with you when you contact us.

    Delivery Model And Duration

    All programmes will be delivered using one of the following methods:

    • Face to face in a classroom
    • Online using MS Teams
    • Blended – a combination of face to face and online

    The duration of programmes will also vary based on their level and type.  Typical durations are:

    • Certificates up to 6 months
    • Diplomas up to 12 months
    Assessement

    The nature of the assessment will vary based on the course you are doing and the level. In the main the methods of assessment will be:

    • Examinations 
    • Portfolio
    Cost

    A part of our response to Covid and to help get as many Londoners as possible back to work we at LVC have waived all costs for undertaking a course with us.

    Progression

    Our programmes are designed to support learners to the next step.  As a result, we are working hard with you to get you to either:

    • A job
    • An apprenticeship
    • A higher level programme

    If you are already in work, we would like to see you progress by:

    • A promotion
    • A salary increases
    • A new job

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either:

    Call Us: 0208 617 0065

    or Email Us: aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.