Care Planning - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course + Hard Copy Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)
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Course Description

The Care Planning - QLS Level 2 Course is designed to promote nursing and care theory, with specific regard to care planning, and to assist with applying that theory into practice. Care Planning is a way of agreeing, arranging and managing the services required to enable a person to live at home or to move into a residential or nursing home. Students will cover such areas as risk assessment, planning, implementation, the legal aspects of record keeping, computer based care planning systems and much more!!

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Care Planning - QLS Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: The Basic Process of Care Management.
The following topics are covered: What is a Model?; Choosing a Model; and A Healthy Individual.
The following topics are covered: Accountability of the Registered Nurse; Mental Health Records; Nursing & Midwifery Council; The Commission for Social Care Inspection; Access & Ownership of Records; Professional Access to Records; Retention of Records; Ownership of Records; Patient-Held Records; and Confidentiality of Records.
The following topics are covered: Activities of Living; Mental Health Assessment; Pain Assessment Tools; Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessments; Wound Assessment & Documentation; Depth & Extent of Tissue Damage; and Wound Measurement.
The following topics are covered: Infection Control; Aggression and Violence; Wandering; Restraint / Use of Bed Rails; Falls; Pressure Ulcers; and Abuse.
The following topics are covered: What the Service User's needs and/or problems are; An objective (goal or outcome); How the objective is planned to be met (actions/interventions) and when the goal will be met; and When the actions will be measured and reviewed.
The following topics are covered: Implementing Care – 3 Simple Steps.
The following topics are covered: Observation; Questioning; Examining; Testing; and Measuring.
The following topics are covered: What is a HIMS?; Assessment / Care Planning HIMS; Analytical HIMS; eLearning HIMS; What is MDS; and What are RAPS.

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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