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-centered 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.

Who is suitable?

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 16 and above.

What you will learn?

The 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.


  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the care industry
  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
  • Personal tutors are assigned to you, to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.