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 Meet Personal Care Needs
Knowledge and skills
Be able to work with individuals to identify their needs and preferences in relation to personal care
Encourage the individual to communicate their needs, preferences and personal beliefs affecting their personal care.
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 the level and type of support and individual needs for personal care.
Agree with the individual how privacy will be maintained during personal care.
Be able to provide support for personal care.
Obtain valid consent for activities.
Support the individual to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions.
Use protective equipment, protective clothing and hygiene techniques to minimise the risk of infection.
Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care.
Describe ways to ensure the individual can summon help when alone during personal care.
Ensure safe disposal of waste materials.
Be able to support individuals to use the toilet.
Provide support for the individual to use toilet facilities in ways that respect dignity.
Support the individual to make themselves clean and tidy after using toilet facilities.
Support the individual to wash their hands after using the toilet.
Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene.
Ensure room and water temperatures meet individual needs and preferences for washing, bathing and mouth care.
Ensure toiletries, materials and equipment are within reach of the individual.
Provide support to carry out personal hygiene activities in ways that maintain comfort, respect dignity, and promote active participation
Be able to support individuals to manage their personal appearance.
Provide support to enable the individual to manage their personal appearance in ways that respect dignity and promote active participation.
Encourage the individual to keep their clothing and personal care items clean, safe and secure.
Be able to monitor and report on support for personal care.
Seek feedback from the individual and others on how well support for personal care meets the individual’s needs and preferences.
Monitor personal care functions and activities in agreed ways.
Record and report on an individual’s personal care in agreed ways.