Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) diplomas in health and social care include units that cover all aspects of nutrition, food and hydration. These can also be studied as stand-alone units. QCF also offers a Level 2 Award Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Early Years and Childcare Settings, and a Level 2 Award Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings. Click here for qualifications information at Skills for Care.
Skills for Care have a Care Certificate Standards booklet that sets out the 15 standards, including those for infection control.
Scils stands for Social Care Information and Learning Services. There are a wide range of learning materials on the SCILS website to support professionals. The Suffolk Brokerage is able to offer a free subscription to this service. Call the Brokerage on 01449 720400 for the login code. Then click on Scils here to login in and access the useful training material.
Skills for Health and Health Education England has launched a new free oral healthcare e-learning course to support anyone interested in learning more about oral health and mouth care. It will be particularly useful for those providing care for others.