Health and Social Care Level 3

  • Course Code: OSC533
  • Award Level 3, Similar difficulty to - A-Level

Study for a career in Health and Social Care, from home!

  • This course will help you to understand the range of settings in which social care takes place, and the different roles and types of work available within the healthcare system.
  • Health and Social Care is one of the largest sectors in the UK, serving over 2.3 million adults and employing over 1.8 million people.
  • On this course you will study the universal principles of care that are relevant to a wide range of rewarding careers, including social workers, nurses, health visitors, carers and paramedics.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the communication skills and safeguarding procedures necessary to work safely and professionally within the social care system.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

There is no time limit for completing this course, so you can work at your own pace. Coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Unit 1: Health and Social Care

  • The Care Quality Commission
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Care settings
  • Hospitals
  • Care homes (nursing and non-nursing)
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living
  • Sheltered accommodation
  • Day centre care
  • Retirement villages
  • Personal Development Plan

Unit 2: Training in the Health and Social Care Setting

  • Training in the health and social care setting
  • Quality Framework Credits
  • Nurse Training
  • Roles in nursing
  • Other professionals involved in health and social care
  • Multiagency working
  • Benefits of Multiagency working 

Unit 3: Legislation and Policy in Health and Social Care

  • Occupational standards
  • Common induction standards
  • Principles of Care for Nursing
  • Record Keeping
  • Standards for Record Keeping
  • Equality and Diversity Legislation
  • Case studies
  • Key legislation

Unit 4: Communication Confidentiality and Safeguarding

  • Principles of person-centred care
  • Holistic care
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Types of non-verbal communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding
  • Types of abuse
  • What to do when abuse is suspected

Unit 5: Physiology and Management of Diseases

  • Applying understanding to practice
  • The heart
  • Prevention
  • Management of the service user
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Caring for a person with dementia
  • Respiratory disease (COPD)

Unit 6: Universal Principles of Care

  • Principles of the prevention and control of infection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Giving personal care
  • Food hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Handling and moving
  • Risk Assessment
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Handling medicines 

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

This course can be started at any time and there is no time limit for completion, which allows you to work at your own pace.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning from home or work. Students will receive all course materials by delivery, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Mouse mat
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • NUS student discount card
  • CV writing service

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price. We even send a stationery pack and bag out to you!

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information, please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"I am impressed!"
Rachel Celia Bond, Bedfordshire

I find the study guide very clearly and well presented. The information is straightforward to understand and there are lots of on-line links to websites that give further in-depth detail. My tutor is responsive to my queries and gets back to me quickly. My assessments are marked with annotated comments and detailed feedback means that I know how to improve in the next assessment. I am impressed!

"It's a good course"
Elston Hamblin, London

It's a good course, i am near to completing my first assignment with the detailed assistance of Tutor Support. I'm also obtaining information from online so im progressing very well thanks.

"easy to follow"
Lucy Simpson, Scarborough

I am currently doing Health and Social care level 3, I have found the course really easy to follow, with the course sent out to you and most of the information you need in the course work file. If you need any help the tutors are great support.

 

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