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Discover the Principles of Effective Social Care

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£15 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Social care professionals play a critical role in society by providing essential support and care to vulnerable individuals. By pursuing a career in social care, you can make a meaningful impact on people's lives and contribute to the betterment of society. The Discover the Principles of Effective Social Care course is the perfect foundation to kickstart your career and enhance your knowledge and understanding of social care principles and policies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the principles and policies of social care
  • Explore the UK healthcare system and legislations regarding social care
  • Understand person-centered care and its significance
  • Learn about equality, diversity, and inclusion in social care
  • Explore the importance of safeguarding vulnerable individuals
  • Develop an understanding of working with people with disabilities, dementia, and diabetes


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Discover the Principles of Effective Social Care course is perfect for anyone interested in understanding the UK healthcare system and the policies and legislation surrounding social care. This course will take learners through various modules, including person-centred care, equality, diversity, and inclusion in social care, and risk management in health and social care.

The modules are designed to equip learners with an understanding of the principles of social care and the policies that govern it. The course is strictly theoretical, and it will give learners a foundation on which they can build their knowledge and understanding of health and social care.


Upon completion of the course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £4.99 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £9.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £19.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in a career in health and social care
  • Healthcare professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of social care
  • Anyone interested in understanding the UK healthcare system and social care policies

Career path

  • Healthcare Assistant - £15,000 to £19,000
  • Social Worker - £25,000 to £40,000
  • Care Manager - £25,000 to £40,000
  • Nurse - £24,000 to £50,000
  • Occupational Therapist - £25,000 to £40,000

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.