Duty of care health and social care

Duty of care – Health and Social care

If you work in health or social care, you are required to adhere to a formal Duty of Care at all times in your professional life. Find out what this means and how you can ensure you meet your obligations with this Duty of Care – Health and Social Care online course.

Is this the right Duty of Care – Health and Social Care course for you?

The course is one of a range of healthcare courses that we offer.

It is suitable for healthcare assistants, nurses, facility managers, owners and others.

From understanding the broad concept of Duty of Care through to managing Duty of Care difficulties, you’ll receive practical tips and advice that you can immediately implement into your professional life.


Duty of Care – Health and Social Care course: what is covered?

Duty of Care – Health and Social Care students cover six modules.

There is no assessment for the first module, but the subsequent five modules are each assessed by a separate multiple choice test.

After learning about the course structure, your first piece of practical insight will come in a module that looks at the implications of Duty of Care.

Students will learn how to define Duty of Care and understand what it means for their working practices.

You will study examples of how Duty of Care can affect your choices at work.

You will also receive valuable insights into helping you navigate the rare occasions when Duty of Care presents a difficult choice or dilemma.

As well as gaining knowledge on how to work through and resolve any such dilemmas, you will also get directions on where you can access support and advice if any particular dilemma is too difficult for you to manage on your own.

You will also assess the best methods and ways forward when dealing with complaints about the service you, or your healthcare facility, may have provided.

Modules covered in the course

Module 1        The Course Structure

Module 2        The Implications of Duty of Care

Module 3        How Duty of Care Affects Your Work

Module 4        Duty of Care Dilemmas

Module 5        Resolving Dilemmas: Support and Advice

Module 6        How to Respond to Complaints

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

This training programme takes less than an hour to complete, making it simple to slot into a working week for existing staff or build into your induction process for new recruits.

It is completed entirely online, with the average student passing the course in just 50 minutes.

There are six modules in the course. No assessment is made on Module 1, while Modules 2-6 each involve a multiple choice test.

To receive their certificates of achievement, students needs to pass all five tests with a score of at least 70%.

Which bodies recognise this Duty of Care – Health and Social Care course?

Approved by the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, this Duty of Care online training course is professionally recognised across the healthcare industry.

Course: Duty of Care – Health and Social Care

Accreditations and approvals: CPD
Course time: 50 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £25 + VAT

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