- Course type Distance learning course
- Duration 150 Hours, Part-time
- Qualification Level 3 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement
- Awarded by NCFE
Tutor is available to students.
Our new and exciting Health and Social Care Diploma course has been specifically designed for those students who have an interest in or who work in the health and social care sector.
About Health and Social Care
Health and social care encompasses a wide range of services and cuts across all sectors, including public, private and voluntary. It includes services within hospitals, clinics, care homes, medical and dental practices, emergency services, complementary medicine, and more.
Over the last few years there has been a fundamental change in the way social care is planned and delivered. The hope is that social care users will be empowered to make their own decisions on the types of social care services they require and how they would like them to be delivered, resulting in more personalised care.
About our Health & Social Care Course
Our Health and Social Care course is the ideal course for anyone who is looking to pursue a career within the health and social care sector. This includes jobs such as nursing, social workers and other types of health care workers.
This course has been written in line with the QCF requirements for the new Diploma in Health and Social Care. The course covers key aspects of the field in order to sufficiently prepare you to work in the health and social care sector, or to enhance your confidence and skills within your existing role.
In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:
- 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
- 2. Through the online method.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
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Lesson 1: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
The unit explores the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It also considers issues of confidentiality.
Lesson 2: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.
Lesson 3: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.
Lesson 4: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
The unit introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care
Lesson 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.
Lesson 6: The role of the health and social care worker
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer and work in partnership with others.
Lesson 7: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches.
Lesson 8: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting.
Lesson 9: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.
Lesson 10: Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life
The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.
Lesson 11: Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.
Lesson 12: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to select, use and review services and facilities.
Lesson 13: Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review.
Lesson 14: Support Individuals With Specific Communication Needs
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.
Lesson 15: Support use of medication in social care settings
This unit assesses support for use of medication in social care settings. It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.
On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:
Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Health and Social Care Diploma
Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 3 Health and Social Care Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
After successfully completing our Health & Social Care training course, you could apply for a position within the health and social care sector. If you are already working in a relevant position, you could be eligible for a pay increase.
If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a relevant foundation degree.