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Level 3 Diploma in Understanding Stroke Care

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Level 3 Diploma in Understanding Stroke Care
200 CPD hours / points

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Many service users that health and social care workers care for may have had a stroke – or more correctly a cerebrovascular accident. It is important to know the causes and effects of the condition to provide quality care.

In this course, learners will examine the types of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and the symptoms displayed, including mobility and speech and swallowing problems. They will also cover the diagnostic tools utilised when identifying the cause of the CVA.

Learners will look at the role of acute care in maximising a positive outcome and the longer-term treatment supplied by the rehabilitation team. They will examine the measures that could reduce the incidence of CVA, as well as looking at support available for both those following a CVA and their family. This will include aids to communication and the benefit of specialised stroke units in achieving positive outcomes.


Level 3 Diploma in Understanding Stroke Care


200 CPD hours / points
Accredited by EBMA


In this course, you will study

Understand the causes and effects of cerebrovascular accident (CVA):
• Overview of cerebrovascular accidents, definition, prevalence etc.
• Types of CVA (Haemorrhagic and Ischaemic)
• Basic physiology associated with the two types of CVA
• Signs and symptoms of CVA left sided versus right sided
• Mobility problems, paralysis, speech problems (dysphasia/ Aphasia), swallowing problems.
• Health education in terms of recognising a stroke, F.A.S.T.
• Effects of a CVA on individuals.

Examine the risk factors associated with a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and common investigations associated with diagnosis:
• Risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation etc.) and reducing prevalence, health education messages (normalising BP, reducing cholesterol, healthy diet, exercise, stopping smoking, drinking in moderation) and links to risk factors
• Role of medication
• Diagnostic tools used in suspected CVA (blood tests, carotid ultrasound, CT scan, ECG etc.).
• Strengths and weaknesses.

Understand the treatment and support available for service users following a CVA and their families:
• Acute care - what does research and clinical guidelines say about best practice?
• Long-term rehabilitation, roles of rehabilitation team, treatment interventions, aids and adaptations
• Role of specialised stroke units, evidence of impact on outcomes
• Support available for those post CVA and their families
• Quality of life issues.

Assessment Method

Assessment method of this course is assignment only.

How will you study?

Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online. After login to your online learning portal, you will study in a structured way - read books/resources online and write you assignments with full study support to complete the whole qualification.

Results and Certificate

Learners will complete only one unit and number of topics. At the end of the course you will achieve credits that can be counted towards the similar level higher credits qualification. You will achieve a Certificate of Achievement to confirm your achievement.

Who is this course for?

This course is for someone who is new to the health and social care especially want to understand stroke awareness with this formal course, or want to study for continuing professional development (CPD) or to progress to higher level course in the same subject area.


No entry requirement, anyone can study this course. No prior knowledge is required.

NOTE: Assessment Cost

Learners will pay £75 accreditation fees at the beginning of the course that is not included in the Reed courses. That cost include assessment, marking, and certification.

Career path

The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their care capabilities within the health and social care sector. The primary areas of employment are healthcare worker, social worker, health care assistant, charity, health administrator etc. You will also progress to Level 3 or Level 4 qualification.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.