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Online Learning in Caring for the Elderly - Level 2 TQUK

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information

Mode of Study: Online Learning
Level: 2
Duration: 12 weeks
Awarding/validation body:  TQUK

Please note, this course can only be funded for non- Greater London residents. Typically, learners who meet this criteria will have postcodes outside of this catchment area- gla_postcode_map_a3_map1.pdf (


If you are unsure if you are a non-GLA resident do not hesitate to contact the admissions department by calling 02087605934 or emailing

Course Overview

Course Overview
People in the UK now have an average life expectancy of 72 years. The population aged 65 years and over is growing faster than the working age population aged 16 to 64 years; but not everyone remains healthy throughout their longer lives.

This is something you will took at in more detail during this course when learning what types of care an elderly person may need currently and at the end of their life. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of working in elderly care. This course includes information on the principles of elderly care, health issues affecting the elderly, individual rights and communication.

Course Highlights
Course Highlights:
This course is split into six manageable units:
Unit 1: Principles of elderly care in the UK
Unit 2: Maintaining health and well-being in elderly care
Unit 3: Common health issues affecting individuals in elderly care
Unit 4: Individual rights in elderly care
Unit 5: Minimising risk in elderly care
Unit 6: Communication in elderly care

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This course is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of working with the elderly. It may be useful as an introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in working in elderly care settings, and those wishing to expand on their existing knowledge.

You will be assessed throughout your study by a series of assessment questions which are built into the course. Your answers are automatically saved and are available for you to revise and edit at any point before submission. You submit your assessment answers to your Tutor for marking, who will give you feedback on each question.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Why choose distance learning?
Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Access to an award-winning e-learning platform.
Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector.
Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development.
This is course is delivered via online learning, each unit will have a set deadline allowing you to plan your study time to fit in with these dates.
Learners will receive high level support from their personal tutor.
The allotted time for completion of this course is 3 months.

If you would like to find out more about this course, the funding available and how they could help you take the first step in upskilling, retraining or pursuing your ambitions, before you apply then please contact our team on

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