Care planning relates to addressing an individual’s full range of needs whilst accounting for their circumstances and preferences. It helps individuals to become involved in decisions about their care and to achieve the outcomes they want. Care planning plays an important role in healthcare and creates a person-centred approach to care. This qualification will allow you to understand your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. It also enables you to develop and implement care plans, and contribute to the review of these by observing, monitoring and reporting on the care activities you are responsible for. 

This qualification is suitable for learners who are looking to enter into, or progress within, employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. 

Course content: 

This course is split into six manageable units: 

  • Unit 1: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning 
  • Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker 
  • Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings 
  • Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene 
  • Unit 5: Understanding continence care 
  • Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep 

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes. 


ETAThis course is run by Eluceo's partner, ETACS. Their courses are free and easy to complete in the comfort of your own home, either via the web or via materials that get sent straight to your door. They are all accredited by NCFE/CACHE. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up to the course.