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Caring for adults

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Caring for adults

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  • 15 hours study
  • Level 0: Beginner
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    • General

      • Lady with her carer

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        Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either paid or unpaid. It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer. It also supports your own well-being by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress.

        This course is free and you are welcome to study it without enrolling. However, the course gives you the opportunity to earn digital badges as a recognition of your learning. To collect these badges you’ll need to enrol. If you already have an Open University account, you need to sign in before you enrol. Otherwise, it’s easy to create an account. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab.] Once you’ve signed in, return to this page and click on the ‘Enrol’ button above.

        To see the other courses in this series please visit the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) courses home page.

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  • This course is part of a collection

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    This course is part of a collection of courses called Social Partnerships Network courses. There are 6 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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  • Course learning outcomes

    1. Describe the role and responsibilities of carers.
    2. Recognise some of the basic concepts that will enable a person-centred approach to care.
    3. Identify the different needs of a cared-for person, at different stages of their care.
    4. Understand the impact that caring may have upon carers, and how this might be managed.
    5. Explain some of the legal responsibilities within the caring role.

  • Course dates:

    First Published 15/03/2016.

    Updated 13/10/2017

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  • Emma Mardava

    Emma Mardava7 December 2022 5:18

    Comprehensive to follow and very informative

  • ANNE Trayte

    Caring for Adults

    ANNE Trayte18 May 2021 8:17

    It was a very good and necessary Course, a lot more than I expected and covered so much. Also easy to follow and understand. Thank you!

  • Dana Kelemenova

    Caring for adults

    Dana Kelemenova2 October 2018 6:00

    This course provides comprehensive studying materials and is very helpful for everyone who is caring for a person or deciding to become a professional carer.

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