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Level 1 Introduction to Sensory Loss

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of what is meant by Sensory Loss. They will explore the causes of sensory loss and outline how to utilise a person-centred approach in communicating with individuals with sensory loss.

The unit will utilise a range a terminology including the following Service user, this can relate to a patient, resident, client or pupil Service provider, anyone offering a health and/or care service where they are required to communicate as part of their role with service users. This can include and is not limited to administrators, porters, clinicians, allied care professionals, teachers, and receptionists.

This course is delivered in 1 unit which includes 3 learning outcomes. There will be a series of online lessons for each learning outcome and a final assessment to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Sensory Loss

1. Know the main causes of sensory loss.

2. Know the importance of person-centred approach when working with individuals with sensory loss.

3. Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE CACHE  Level 1 Introduction to Sensory Loss course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Teacher: Lucy Parkin

Level 2 Award in Play, Learning and Interpersonal Skills

 This level 2 award will give those working with children (or those wishing to work with children) knowledge in 2 significant areas:

  • Interpersonal skills when working in a team
  • The importance of children’s play

Interpersonal skills will support those wanting to increase their confidence when working in a childcare setting.  Topics covered include: communication, stress, confident behaviour and team building skills.

Play is a crucial part of child care, and topics for this unit include increasing your creativity and imagination in the development of a child, and understanding the importance of playing and play opportunities within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Once you have completed this award, you could progress onto the L2 Certificate in Child Development, or use this as CPD within your current role.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Award in Play, Learning and Interpersonal Skills course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Teacher: Lisa Rogers

Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness

This course is designed for a wide range of learners who want to raise their awareness of the consequences of alcohol use. It will engage learners in understanding issues that can affect health and wellbeing and prepare learners to progress onto further qualifications.

This course is delivered in 1 unit which includes 7 learning outcomes. There will be a series of online lessons for each learning outcome and a final assessment to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 – Introduction to alcohol awareness for the individual

1. Know about differences in unit strengths.

2. Know the possible causes of alcohol misuse.

3. Recognise some of the physical and psychological effects of alcohol misuse.

4. Be aware of the effects that alcohol misuse can have on others.

5. Be aware of the health issues associated with alcohol misuse.

6. Recognise the effects of withdrawing from alcohol.

7. Know some of the agencies offering help and information about alcohol misuse.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE CACHE  Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

 

This qualification consists of 5 mandatory units

Mandatory units:

Unit 01 – Understand Specific Learning Difficulties

Unit 02 – Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties

Unit 03 – Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

Unit 04 – Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

Unit 05 – Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems 18/19

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

The course is made up of 13 units. There will be a series of assessments for each unit to complete and submit. Assessments will include a variety of different types of questions such as multiple choice and free text answers. The units covered are outlined below.

Unit 1: Understanding Mental Health

Unit 2: Understanding Stress

Unit 3: Understanding Anxiety

Unit 4: Understanding Phobias

Unit 5: Understanding Depression

Unit 6: Understanding Post-natal Depression

Unit 7: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Unit 8: Understanding Schizophrenia

Unit 9: Understanding Dementia

Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Unit 13: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects. By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment. This qualification is valuable to learners already working in education, health, and social care settings.

 

This qualification consists of 4 mandatory units

 

Mandatory units:

Unit 01 – Understand behaviour that challenges

Unit 02 – Understand how to support positive behaviour  

Unit 03 – Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges

Unit 04 – Understanding the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges  

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (601/3438/0)

This course is for read-only access

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

The course is made up of 13 units. There will be a series of assessments for each unit to complete and submit. Assessments will include a variety of different types of questions such as multiple choice and free text answers. The units covered are outlined below.

Unit 1: Understanding Mental Health

Unit 2: Understanding Stress

Unit 3: Understanding Anxiety

Unit 4: Understanding Phobias

Unit 5: Understanding Depression

Unit 6: Understanding Post-natal Depression

Unit 7: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Unit 8: Understanding Schizophrenia

Unit 9: Understanding Dementia

Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Unit 13: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 1 Introduction to Forest School

This qualification is to introduce you to the ethos of Forest School. It will enable you to engage with the Forest as an outdoor learning environment. It will introduce you to new skills involved in participating in Forest school sessions.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

This qualification consists of 5 units.

Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context  

Unit 02  Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health 

Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns 

Unit 04  Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns 

Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 1 eSafety

The objective of this eSafety qualification is to develop an understanding of e-safety to safeguard self and young persons when using online technologies.

Parents/carers, organisations and their workforce have a general obligation to safeguard vulnerable groups; online environments are no different. This qualification supports IT users, both adults and young people, to make safe and responsible use of technology.

This course is delivered in 1 unit. There will be a series of online lessons and short assessments for each learning outcome to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:
Learning Outcome 1- Know about eSafety
Learning Outcome 2- Know about communicating using technology
Learning Outcome 3- Know how to keep safe when communicating online
Learning Outcome 4- Know about online behaviour
Learning Outcome 5- Know about legislation and regulations relating to online communication
Learning Outcome 6- Know about content descriptors and symbols for video games and mobile applications

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 1 eSafety course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in a Learning Environment

 The qualification aims to provide you with suitable knowledge, guidance, support an understanding that everyone has the right to learn, to be safe and to be respected. You will cover various aspects of safeguarding and have the opportunity to explore these within your own setting. There are a range of teaching materials that you will work your way through and at the end of each section you will complete a small assessment. The course is chunked into small sections so that you can complete parts of the course even if you have a short amount of time. 

The units covered in this qualification are:

Mandatory unit

Unit 1 – Understanding the need for safeguarding in a learning environment

Optional units

Unit 2 – Establishing safe and personal boundaries in a learning environment
Unit 3 – Staying safe online in a learning environment
Unit 4 – Investigating cyberbullying in a learning environment
Unit 5 – Investigating harassment and bullying in a learning environment
Unit 6 – Recognising abuse in the learning environment
Unit 7 – Staying safe in a work environment

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in a Learning Environment course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators, as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

This award consists of 5 mandatory units and to be awarded the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools you must complete the all 5 mandatory units.

Unit 01 – Child and young person development
Unit 02 – Safeguarding and welfare of children and young people
Unit 03 – Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 04 – Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Unit 05 – Schools as organisations

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

This qualification aims to develop the learner's knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context. The objectives are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where the learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others. 

Units covered:

  • Information, advice or guidance in practice
  • Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance
  • Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
  • Information, advice or guidance – Context
  • Skills for advice providers

What students think of this course:

"After many years off from study I undertook the Level 2 NCFE Learning, Advice & Guidance online learning course. Firstly I would like to say how easy it was to access the course and get logged in. The whole presentation was nice and clear and very easy to follow. The resources were very good and made the learning easy, it also gave additional hints and tips to things that you could research to be able to answer the questions more effectively. The marking and feedback from my tutor was excellent, and I was kept on track at all times, Katy responded very quickly to my questions and to marking my work." -  Michelle Pinhorne

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners with some existing knowledge of this area who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating.

This qualification aims to: 

  • increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health 
  • increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet
  • provide an understanding of how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life
  • provide an understanding of food labelling and the ability to use information from food labels
  • provide information on eating disorders
  • increase understanding of the role of a healthy diet for weight management.

The objectives of this qualification are to: 

  • give learners working, or intending to work, in settings such as Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Hospitality and Catering or Healthcare an understanding of nutrition and health to support their role in the workplace 
  • enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of healthcare, sport and leisure, or hospitality and catering.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health

This qualification is designed for learners looking to improve their understanding of nutrition and health.

This qualification aims to: 

  • develop learners' understanding of the importance of eating healthily and maintaining hydration 
  • develop learners' understanding of food choices and how to make healthy choices 
  • help learners plan a healthy diet for self and others 
  • increase understanding of eating disorders, the connections between food and feelings and ways to seek help and support.

This course is delivered in 3 units. There will be a series of online lessons and assessments for each learning outcome to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 - Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults

Unit 2 - Planning healthy diets

Unit 3 - Understanding eating disorders

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health course please  email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 1 Award in Stress Awareness

This qualification aims to improve learners' understanding of stress. They will look at the causes of stress and the effects stress can have on health. They will also learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and look at ways of preventing or reducing stress.

This course is delivered in 1 unit which includes 5 learning outcomes. There will be a series of online lessons and assessments for each learning outcome to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Stress and Stress Management

LO1. Understand what is meant by stress.

LO2. Know the effects of stress.

LO3. Understand possible causes of stress.

LO4. Understand how to recognise stress.

LO5. Know ways to prevent and reduce the effects of stress.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE CACHE  Level 1 Award in Stress Awareness course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Learners will explore what is meant by the term 'mental health' and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions. They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be found. Learners will also develop their awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues.

This course is delivered in 1 unit containing 4 learning outcomes. There will be a series of online lessons and assessments for each learning outcome to complete and submit. Assessments will include a variety of different types of questions such as multiple choice and free text answers. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 - Develop an Awareness of Mental Health

Learning Outcome 1: Be aware of what is meant by mental health  

Learning Outcome 2: Be aware of some of the social and personal effects of mental ill-health

Learning Outcome 3: Be aware of some of the responses to mental health issues 

Learning Outcome 4: Be aware of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues

To find out more information or to enrol onto the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.

TEMPLATE

This course is designed for a wide range of learners who want to raise their awareness of the consequences of alcohol use. It will engage learners in understanding issues that can affect health and wellbeing and prepare learners to progress onto further qualifications.

This course is delivered in 1 unit which includes 7 learning outcomes. There will be a series of online lessons for each learning outcome and a final assessment to complete and submit. The learning outcomes covered are below:

Unit 1 – Introduction to alcohol awareness for the individual

1. Know about differences in unit strengths.

2. Know the possible causes of alcohol misuse.

3. Recognise some of the physical and psychological effects of alcohol misuse.

4. Be aware of the effects that alcohol misuse can have on others.

5. Be aware of the health issues associated with alcohol misuse.

6. Recognise the effects of withdrawing from alcohol.

7. Know some of the agencies offering help and information about alcohol misuse.

To find out more information or to enrol onto the NCFE CACHE  Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness course please email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or phone 08000 380123.