Cert(CPD) Care of the Frail Adult (HE5)

Caring for people living with frailty, in the health or social care sector is influenced by multiple complex factors and demands skilled assessment and management. Building on your existing knowledge from clinical practice, this course is designed to help you develop a solid understanding of best practice in the assessment and management of frail adults.

Care of the Frail Adult (HE5)

Key information

Award:

Cert(CPD)

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

14 weeks

Location:

The University of Bolton

Start date:

20/09/2021

Course Details

This course is for practitioners who are currently working with frail adults in an assessment or caring capacity. It aims to deepen your understanding of the physical and psychological impact of frailty on a person’s health and wellbeing.

We’ll guide you to explore and evaluate evidence-based methods for detecting frailty and encourage you to consider appropriate theoretical principles as part of your decision making process. Examining the theories surrounding frailty can help you understand the causes of frailty and the long term impact frailty has on health and social care outcomes. We’ll also support you to develop skills in frailty assessment and care‐planning for patients living with frailty.

Highlights
  • Our dedicated academic team brings their extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, the team engages with highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is part of a professional development framework, enabling you to use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care).
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.
Key Features
  • The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector.
  • We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories.
  • This programme is a product of a strong commitment by the University of Bolton and Pennine Acute Foundation Trust, and represents an opportunity to develop and maintain consistently high standards of care of the frail adult and end of life care across our healthcare economy.
  • This collaborative programme brings together the expertise of highly regarded clinicians, educationalists, patients and carers, researchers and academics who are all specialists in their field, ensuring your experience is highly engaging, current and always centred around the pursuit of individualised care for frail adults.
  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Professional Development qualification in Care of the Frail Adult worth 20 credits at Level HE5.
Professional recognition


Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 903.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of adult frailty and end of life care.


Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2020/21.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.

Bursaries

Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

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The University welcomes applications from our group partners and progressing students so we try to make our application process as simple and as fast as possible. By selecting the link for your chosen course from the list shown below you will be taken directly to our online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this and ensure you upload all supporting documents such as certificates and your personal statement when you apply.

Please ensure when you are asked to add a contact email address you add your college/university email account address as well as your personal address. If you do not add your college address as your contact address we will be unable to identify you as a partner and you will be referred to apply via UCAS, which incurs a cost.

We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!


We aim to deliver effective learning and teaching that is relevant to you both as a student and an individual working in practice. Using a number of strategies, including classroom work and interactive learning activities, we hope to stimulate debate and discussion that help you master the core concepts. In addition, we’ll focus on your individual needs by offering scheduled tutorial support where you receive personalised advice and guidance.

E-learning is also available through our virtual learning environment (Moodle) so you can complete further study when or where it’s convenient to you.

Modules
  • Care of the Frail Adult
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Meet the team

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Sue First
Programme Leader

S.R.First@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903755

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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