This Care Home Management Level 4 course covers a number of different units that help students to understand what is required when working in a management position within the care sector. Each unit will improve your understanding of a vital area that care home managers are responsible for overseeing.
|Study time:||100 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course format:||Paper based pack|
|Entry requirements:||None specific|
This Care Home Management Level 4 course covers 6 units and requires students to complete written assessments. Upon completion of the course, students receive ABC certification and this is included in the course fees.
Unit 1 – Promote communication in a care setting
In this unit you will explore how communication is defined and why, at times, communication may be ineffective. You will look at the different ways communication can take place and learn how to monitor the effectiveness of communication systems and practices before exploring the different laws and legislation governing confidentiality.
Unit 2 – Equality, diversity and inclusion
In this unit you will learn about diversity, equality and inclusion and what these terms mean when working in the care industry. You will explore the barriers to equality and inclusion and look at ways to minimise these before looking at how discrimination affects an individual. Finally, you will evaluate the risks associated with working with service users and explore ways that these can be managed effectively.
Unit 3 – Lead and manage a team in a care setting
In this unit you will look at the different styles of leadership, taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will explore leadership functions and consider how these can lead to success, and evaluate the importance of teamwork and how effective teamwork is vital in the care industry. Finally, you will look at the challenges faced within established teams and consider ways that managers can motivate and inspire team members.
Unit 4 – Safeguarding
In this unit you will look closely at issues surrounding safeguarding including the different types of abuse and the factors that may contribute to an individual being vulnerable to self-harm. You will consider the different laws and legislation surrounding safeguarding and protection and look at the importance of carrying out robust checks on potential employees, before exploring the importance of respecting confidentiality.
Unit 5 – Health and safety in a care setting
In this unit you will look at the different legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. You will analyse the different ways of reducing the spread of infection and understand why this is important, and explore the difference between a hazard and a risk before considering how to eliminate or reduce the potential of each. Finally, you will cover the importance of effective record keeping and look at when and how information should be shared.
Unit 6 – Promoting professional development
In this unit you will learn about the importance of professional development and how you can develop your own practice. You will explore the two main theories for understanding the reflective process and consider the different types of learning styles before looking at the important factors to take into account when planning professional development.