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Support Individuals with Nutrition and Hydration for Health & Social Care (Apollo)

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 2 | Professional

Course overview

This course aims to help learners and Health & Social Care professionals develop their skills and knowledge around how to support people with their nutrition and hydration. Learners must demonstrate their ability to support individuals to eat and drink. They will also learn how to respect individuals while they eat and why it is important to record what they eat and drink.

This is a 1-day course, 09:30-15:30, face-to-face with an online assessment to be completed remotely. 

Completion of this course comes with an accredited qualification and certificate recognised in industry.

Course content/units

  • Be able to support individuals to make choices about food and drink
  • Ways to resolve difficulties about the choice of food
  • How and when to seek additional guidance
  • Be able to prepare, and provide support for eating and drinking
  • Learners should demonstrate effective hand-washing procedures
  • Learners should be able to demonstrate how they would talk with an individual about what they would like. The focus is person-centred care.  appropriate use of personal protective clothing
  • Identify different crockery and utensils that can support eating and drinking
  • Learners must explain how to help service users be as self-managing as possible and how to provide support that respects dignity at all times
  • Be able to monitor eating and drinking and the support provided

Assessment will include components of practicals in our state-of-the-art Health Science campus, as well as an online suite of assessments to which you will have access. 

Course highlights

  • This programme is just one of the exciting and industry-relevant programmes offered as part of Suffolk New College’s Apollo Project.
  • The Apollo Project’s offer aims to train and upskill the workforce, and to provide people with the necessary skills, qualifications, and knowledge to enter a career in Health & Social Care. Please visit our website for the list of further Apollo courses.
  • Courses are delivered by industry professionals with years of experience and service in the Health and Social Care Industry, and have been selected due to employer feedback and skills gaps within the industry, making these skills and qualifications highly sought after.

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