In the health and social care sectors both employees and employers need to be familiar with the rights and responsibilities to each other that need to be respected and upheld for a successful working relationship is to exist between them. The following employment rights apply to everyone in a health or social care setting:
The Health and Safety at Work Acts apply to both health and social care organisations and their employees.
Employees are expected to perform their duties in a way that protects their own safety as well as that of their colleagues, people in their care and visitors to their work place. Employees are expected to abide by rules and guidelines provided by their employers with regard to the proper and appropriate use of equipment in the work place and the safe handling and storage of medicines and hazardous substances or materials.
Health and social care organisations are legally obliged to provide a variety of measures relating to health and safety such as:
All employees are entitled to have their employment terms and conditions provided in writing that should detail:
In health and social care organisations, equal opportunities legislation stipulates that all employees should receive the same rate of pay and conditions if they carry out the same or similar tasks as part of their job role.
Equal opportunities also refers to and abides by the laws against racial, sexual and disability discrimination. Health and social care organisations are legally obliged to pay no less than the hourly rate specified in the Minimum Wage Act which is regularly reviewed and increases over time to keep pace with the rate of inflation. Employers must also obey the European Union requirements that limit the maximum number of hours that employees can be expected to work in a normal working week.
This e-learning training course is aimed at those working, or preparing to work, in a wide range of settings in the health, social care and children and young people's sector. This qualification provides the knowledge to equip learners with an understanding of the sector and their role within it. It is designed for learners working towards an apprenticeship and is divided into five units that cover the learning outcomes of the Award as follows:
A workbook is included for each part of the training course. They contain questions and exercises covering all 40 learning outcomes. These can be completed on-screen or printed out and filled in by hand. Completion and manager sign-off provides evidence towards meeting the knowledge requirements of each of the units.
Qualification credit value = 3 credits
QCF Level 2
(There aren't any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.)
In order to achieve the full qualification from an awarding body the learner must register with an approved centre who will provide full learner support and official certification. The price quoted here is for the e-learning course only.
This qualification conforms to the requirements of the new QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework).
Full Course - single user: £80.00 inc. VAT