events | 06 November 2020

Level 3 Award in Foundations of Care

This course is aimed at providing the learner with general knowledge, skills and competences required to work in the caring profession within various care settings.

  • PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

With the newly published National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older Persons published by the Parliamentary Secretarial for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing  there is a requirement for formal training and certification. Hence this course is designed to give the flexibility for the learners to study, work and manage personal life to continue develop their vocational career.

The course will be conducted through theoretical and clinical practice components. The theoretical part will mostly take place at OZO Academy’s lecture rooms and the clinical practice will be delivered at the clinical skills room situated at OZO Academy.

This course is aimed at providing the learner with general knowledge, skills and competences required to work in the caring profession within various care settings.

Through this training programme, the learner will be able to identify and understand the needs of various clients and at the end of the course will acquire the below mentioned set of objectives:

  • Knowledge:

The learner will understand various aspects and conditions associated with the ageing process and how these affect the person. As well as learning how to effectively support the elderly person living in the community or residential care setting

  • Skills:

The acquired knowledge will enable the carer to communicate effectively, apply person centred care and help the elderly person lead a menaingful and fulfilled life.

  • Competence:

The learner will be able to effectively suppost and care for an elderly person living in the community or residential care setting.

On successful completion of the course, participants are eligible to work in the care profession.


Programme Content

  • UNIT 1 Developing Personal Knowledge and Practice in Care. 

This unit is about learners identifying their own role in relation to employer requirements and the rest of the healthcare team whilst developing own practice as a care worker.

  • UNIT 2 Understanding Health and Safety Practice in Care.

This unit focuses on legal and workplace requirements, awareness of hazards and risks in the workplace and good health and safety practice.

  • Unit 3 Supporting individuals with personal activities of daily living (ADLs)

This unit is will give learners an understanding how to support clients to meet the needs to live (called personal care and/or activities of daily living) and the support required to live as independently as possible. It covers hygiene and appearance, eating and drinking, sleeping, continence and mobilisation (moving and exercise) and foot care.

     

  • Unit 4 Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

This unit will introduce learners to:

The principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Causes and Spread of Infection

Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management


  • Unit 5 Communication and Documentation in Care

This unit is about communicating effectively and sharing information with and about individuals in a health care setting. The unit will also provide learners with creating and completing necessary documentation such as Care Plans.


  • Unit 6 Awareness in Dementia Care

This Unit will be giving an overview of what Dementia is. It will be viewed from a holisitic standpoint and followed through, by introducing person centered care. Person Centred Care is key to providing individualised, good quality care. The use of effective meaningful communication, supports and promotes the wellbeing of both the residents and the staff

Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Association of Credit Management
  • Malta Employers' Associations