Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink
Knowledge and skills
Be able to support individuals to make choices about food and drink.
Establish the individual’s dietary requirements.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Establish with the individual and key people the food and drink the individual wishes to consume.
Encourage the individual to select suitable options for food and drink.
Describe ways to resolve any concerns about the choice of food and drink.
Describe how and when to seek guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink.
Be able to prepare to provide support for eating and drinking.
Identify support an individual requires when eating and drinking.
Apply standard precautions for infection control.
Support the individual to prepare to eat and drink.
Provide suitable utensils to assist the individual to eat and drink.
Be able to provide support for eating and drinking.
Describe factors that promote an individual’s dignity, comfort and enjoyment while eating and drinking.
Support the individual to consume manageable amounts of food and drink at their own pace.
Encourage the individual to eat and drink.
Support the individual to clean themselves if food or drink is spilt.
Respond to an individual’s feedback or observed reactions while eating and drinking.
Be able to clear away after eating and drinking.
Explain why it is important to be sure that an individual has finished eating and drinking before clearing away.
Confirm that the individual has finished eating and drinking.
Clear away used crockery and utensils in a way that promotes active participation.
Support the individual to wash their hands and make themselves clean and tidy after eating and drinking.
Store or dispose any left-over food and drink.
Be able to monitor eating and drinking and the support provided.
Explain the importance of monitoring the food and drink an individual consumes and any difficulties they encounter.
Monitor, record and report:
• the food and drink the individual consumes • any issues or concerns in relation to the individual and their eating and drinking.
Report support provided for eating and drinking.