Health & Social Care

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Online, self-paced
5 Hours
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12 Months
No formal qualification
2 CPD points / hours
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Take steps towards a rewarding career, with the Health & Social Care course. In this introductory course, you will learn how to provide care for children and young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly.

Throughout this course, you will learn about the responsibilities and skills required to work in health and social care, develop your understanding of social care activities, and explore key legislation such as the Data Protection Act. The course covers fundamental topics including child abuse, sexual abuse and neglect, the disclosure of personal information, and different methods of communication.

On completion, you will have an excellent understanding of health and social care procedures and best practice, career opportunities in this field, and how to adopt a person-centred approach when providing care in a professional setting.

Highlights of The Health & Social Care :

  • Kickstart your career with a recognised qualification in Health & Social care
  • Gain a solid understanding of the social care assessment framework
  • Familiarise with the key legislation in the Data Protection Act, 1998
  • Develop your listening, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understand how to deal with cases of child abuse and neglect
  • Learn about the care needs of elderly people and those most at risk of decline
  • Get step-by-step guidance on activity planning and implementation
  • Understand the rules regarding sharing and disclosing personal information


2 CPD points / hours
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Health & Social Care Course and broken it down into 12 manageable module which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 01: Introduction to Health and Social Care

  • What is Health and Social Care?
  • Health and Social Care Rights and Choices
  • What Is a Social Care Needs Assessment?

Module 02: Communication in Health and Social Care

  • Why We Need to Be Able to Communicate
  • Communicating with an Individual
  • Problems in Communication
  • The Different Ways We Communicate
  • Communication Cycle
  • Listening Skills
  • Factors Affecting Communication
  • Visual Reminders
  • Stimulation
  • Objects of Reference
  • Personal Space
  • Supporting Various Kinds of Service Users
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Protection Act 1998

Module 03: Alternative Ways of Communicating

  • Talking Photo Albums
  • Catalogues and Flash cards
  • Brown and Beige Paint Charts For Checking Tea and Coffee
  • Turning on the radio, TV or Telecommunications Devices
  • Mobiles, Telephones and Video Recordings
  • Verbal Communication and Volume
  • Writing Letters
  • Makaton
  • Computers and Tape Recorders
  • Sight-reading, Smell and Touch
  • Feeding
  • Body Language

Module 04: Building Decision-Making and Mental Capacity

  • Recommendations for Service Providers and Individual Practitioners
  • Supporting Decision-Making
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Assessment of Mental Capacity
  • Best Interests Decision-Making

Module 05: Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Working With Parents and Carers
  • Family Factors
  • Children and Young People Telling Others about Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Putting the Theories into Practice

Module 06: Older People: Independence and Mental Wellbeing

  • Principles of Good Practice
  • Group-Based Activities
  • One-to-One Activities
  • Volunteering
  • Identifying Those Most at Risk of a Decline in Their Independence and Mental Wellbeing
  • National Institute of Health and Care Excellence – Committee’s Discussion
  • Avoiding Adverse Effects
  • Interventions
  • Singing
  • Creative Activities
  • Physical Activity
  • Intergenerational Activities
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Education and Learning
  • Identifying Those Most at Risk of Decline
  • Implementation
  • Planning and Partnerships
  • Local Assets and Needs Assessment
  • Local Coordination
  • Getting Older People Involved In Activities
  • Helping Older Carers to Get Involved
  • Supporting Community Organisations
  • Economics
  • Gaps in the evidence

Module 07: Supporting Adult Carers

  • The Right to Information and Support
  • Sharing Information with Carers
  • Working with and Involving Carers
  • Recommendations for Health and Social Care Practitioners
  • Recommendations for Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Carers' Assessments
  • Preparing for and Carrying Out a Carer's Assessment
  • Work, Education and Training
  • After a Carer's Assessment
  • Advice and Support
  • Flexibilities to Support Employment
  • Replacement Care
  • Community Information, Advice and Support
  • Carers' Breaks
  • Peer Support
  • Support for Former Carers
  • Advocacy
  • Carer Training Programmes
  • Use of Equipment and Adaptations, and Moving and Handling
  • Psychosocial and Psychoeducational Support
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Support during Changes to the Caring Role
  • Information and Support
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Providing Care at the End of Life

Module 08: Child Maltreatment

  • Exclusions
  • Communication of Suspicions to Parents or Carers, or the Child or Young Person
  • Potential Obstacles to Recognising and Responding to Possible Maltreatment
  • Listen and Observe
  • Seek an Explanation
  • Disability
  • Record
  • Consider
  • Suspect
  • Exclude
  • Physical features
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Emotional and Behavioural States
  • Behavioural Disorders or Abnormalities either Seen or Heard about
  • Parent-child Interactions

Module 09: Attachment in Children and Young People Who are Adopted from Care

  • Attachment in Children and Young People
  • Principles of are in All Contexts
  • Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools
  • Interventions for Children and Young People on the Edge of Care
  • Interventions for Attachment Difficulties in Children and Young People in the Care System, Subject to Special Guardianship Orders and Adopted from Care
  • Ensuring Equal Access to Consistent Care
  • Improving the Stability of Placements
  • Preparing the Child or Young Person Before They Enter the Care System or Change Placement
  • Improving the Likelihood of a More Permanent Placement, Including Adoption
  • Preserving the Personal History of Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding and Monitoring During Interventions
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Supporting Children and Young People with Attachment Difficulties in Schools and Other Education Settings (Including Early Years)
  • Assessing Attachment Difficulties in Children and Young People in All Health and Social Care Settings
  • Interventions for Attachment Difficulties in Children and Young People on the Edge of Care
  • Primary and Secondary School-Age Children and Young People with, or at Risk of, Attachment Difficulties
  • Primary and Secondary School-Age Children and Young People Who Have Been, or Are at Risk of Being, Maltreated
  • Interventions for Attachment Difficulties in Children and Young People in the Care System, Subject to Special Guardianship Orders and Adopted from Care

Module 10: Looked-After Children and Young People

  • Needs of Looked-After Children and Young People
  • Quality of Care and Placement Stability
  • Audit and Inspection
  • Residential and Foster Care, and Care Provided by Family and Friends
  • Siblings
  • Diversity
  • Health Assessments, Records and Information
  • Dedicated Services to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Supporting Babies and Young Children
  • Improving Educational Outcomes
  • Reaching Adulthood and Preparing for Independence
  • Safeguarding
  • Evidence
  • Cost-Effectiveness Evidence

Module 11:Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

  • Multi-Agency, Multidisciplinary Team
  • Multi-Agency, Multidisciplinary Working
  • Information Sharing
  • Named Safeguarding Leads in Universal Services
  • Early Help Assessment
  • Risk Assessment for Children and Young People Referred to Harmful Sexual Behaviour Services
  • Engaging with Families and Carers Before an Intervention Begins
  • Developing and Managing a Care Plan
  • Developing Interventions for Children and Young People Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Module 12: Community Engagement: Improving Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Health Inequalities

  • Overarching Principles of Good Practice
  • Developing Collaborations and Partnerships to Meet Local Needs and Priorities
  • Involving People in Peer and Lay Roles to Represent Local Needs and Priorities
  • Local Approach to Making Community Engagement an Integral Part of Health and Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Making It as Easy as Possible for People to Get Involved
  • Identifying the Resources Needed
  • Learning and Training
  • Evaluation and Feedback

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This introductory training course is ideal for aspiring professionals who wish to work in a health and social care role. This course is also suitable for existing health and social care professionals who are new to this sector. There are no specific entry requirements for enrolment, and you may choose to study the course full-time or part-time.


The Health & Social Care course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

On successful completion, learners will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of roles covering a range of salaries, within the health and social care sector. Professions in this field include:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Nursing Home Manager
  • Adults Social Care Assessment Officer
  • Social Worker

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