Dysphagia Awareness - Level 2 - E-Learning Course - CPDUK Accredited

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Dysphagia Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

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Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Dysphagia Awareness training course. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulty. It stems from Ancient Greek: Dys = difficult + Phagia = eating. It translates as difficulty eating. This online Dysphagia Awareness training course provides an in-depth understanding of dysphagia and introduces ways to best support people with dysphagia.

Course content

This online Dysphagia Awareness training course covers the following:

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to dysphagia
  • Chapter 2 - Coughing and swallowing difficulties
  • Chapter 3 - Choking
  • Chapter 4 - Identifying those with eating and drinking difficulties
  • Chapter 5 - Your role in managing dysphagia
  • Chapter 6 - A practical approach to dysphagia management
  • Summary.

          Who is the course for?

          This online Dysphagia Awareness training course is suitable for those who work in health and social care settings, including:

          • Caregivers
          • Support workers
          • Nurses and nursing staff
          • Healthcare assistants
          • Health and social care support workers.

                      Course aims

                      The aims of this online Dysphagia Awareness training course are to:

                      • Provide awareness and understanding of dysphagia.
                      • Help you to understand the IDDSI framework.
                      • Teach you how best to support and manage people with dysphagia.

                      Learning objectives

                      On completion of this Dysphagia Awareness e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

                      • Explain what is meant by dysphagia.
                      • Describe the signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
                      • Explain how to support a resident with dysphagia to eat and drink as safely and comfortably as possible.
                      • Identify those that are at a higher risk of having dysphagia.
                      • Explain how to find help when managing an individual with dysphagia.
                      • Identify when someone has a swallowing problem and know what first actions to take.
                      • Know when and how to refer to SLT.
                      • Understand the complications which can arise from dysphagia.

                          Learning outcomes

                          On completion of this online Dysphagia Awareness training course, the learner will be able to:

                          • Define the term dysphagia.
                          • Explain the impact of dysphagia on a person and their health.
                          • Define the term aspiration.
                          • Know the relationship between the digestive tract and the breathing tube.
                          • Define the term silent aspiration.
                          • Explain the causes of choking.
                          • List the signs and symptoms of choking.
                          • Illustrate how to perform abdominal thrusts.
                          • Outline the causes of choking.
                          • Differentiate between mild and severe choking.
                          • Know how best to support people with dysphagia.

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                          Dysphagia Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

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                          End of course assessment

                          At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


                          On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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                          The CPD Certification Service accredits all our online training courses and programmes as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.rses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

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                          Frequently Asked Questions

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                          Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

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                          These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

                          There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

                          Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

                          Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

                          To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

                          Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

                          We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

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                          There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

                          The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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