1Course Overview

Health and Social Care Level 4

Course code: ABC579

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Advance your career in Health and Social Care, from home!

Health and Social Care workers are increasingly in demand to cater for the UK's ageing population. A growing number of job opportunities are becoming available in this sector.

  • Gain a high-level understanding of health and social care industry practices.
  • Develop your knowledge of care, communication and support strategies.
  • Learn about care planning and different theoretical perspectives on care.
  • Discover how research methods can be used to deliver health and social care.

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.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Context and Reflection
  • Historical overview of health and social care services
  • Organisation of care services and provision
  • Policy, regulation, enforcement, funding
  • Theories of learning and professional knowledge
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Ethical issues and reflective practice
  • Professional development and peer support
Unit 2: Ethical Principles and Values
  • Values, ethics and rights
  • Safe practice in care environments
  • Ethical considerations
  • Mental Health
  • Issues of gender, age, ability, religion and sexuality
  • Non-discriminatory practice
  • Confidentiality
  • Care values and care standards
Unit 3: Supporting Individuals and Managing Care
  • Understanding care relationships
  • Support needs and policy influences
  • Supporting people through change
  • Communication, empowerment and advocacy
  • Managing yourself and other people
  • Managing care activities
  • Managing quality and change
Unit 4: Assessment and Care Planning
  • Assessment of needs
  • Rationale of assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Contextualising assessment
  • Models and tools for assessment
  • Care planning policy
  • Models of care planning
  • Recording care plans
  • Resources
  • User-defined outcomes
  • Monitoring and review
Unit 5: Health Education and Promotion
  • Approaches to health education and promotion
  • Models of behaviour change
  • Planning and implementing a health campaign
  • Models of health
  • Diet and health
  • Media influence
  • Prevention
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Evaluation and outcome measures
Unit 6: Research Methods
  • The nature of knowledge
  • Research related to practice
  • Reading research
  • Evaluating research
  • Conducting research
  • Research methods
  • Data analysis
  • Research ethics
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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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

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

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

Whilst not mandatory, we recommend that students enrolling on this course have already completed Health and Social Care Level 3 or a similar qualification.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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I am absolutely happy

I am absolutely happy,with my study materials,so far I haven't been in touch yet with my tutor however I intend to do so soon I finish my first unit assignment. As I completed my NVQ 2 and 3 in health care, I decided to take this course for my personal development,build up my CV. Definitely I would recommend a friend.

- Adama Bathily

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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