1Course Overview

Social Care for Communities Level 4

Course code: ABC556

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Gain a detailed understanding of how social care operates within communities.

  • Health and Social Care is one of the largest sectors in the UK, employing over 1.8 million people.
  • This course will explore the role of social care in communities, examining the relevant frameworks and procedures necessary for working within this field.
  • Gain an understanding of the practical challenges associated with meeting the social needs of any given community.
  • Develop a high-level understanding of social care for communities across a wide range of children’s and adult’s services.

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. 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!
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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: History of Social Care in Communities
  • Development of social policy perspectives
  • The legal framework of community care
  • The challenges of modernisation
  • Economy of care
  • Assessment and provision of services
  • The experiences of practice in community care
Unit 2: Assessment, Care Planning and Review
  • The statutory framework
  • Needs-led assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Care planning
  • Interventions and risk assessment
  • Monitoring and review of services and service provision
  • Evaluation of support services
  • Quality assurance and the outcomes approach to quality
Unit 3: Roles and Values
  • Defining and describing roles
  • Skills training
  • Carer issues
  • Values
  • Participation and empowerment
  • Rights and discrimination
  • Mental health issues
Unit 4: Meeting Social Needs
  • Service provision costs and payments
  • Benefits and allowances
  • Residential care costs
  • Financial management
  • Health and social care definitions
  • Partnership working
  • Continuing care
  • Future care development
  • Housing needs
Unit 5: Adult Services
  • Scope of adult services
  • Services for older people
  • Transitional services
  • Contextual services provision: disability and mental health services
  • HIV/AIDs
  • Substance misuse
  • Services for asylum seekers
Unit 6: Children's Services
  • Scope of childrens services
  • Legislation relating to child protection and care orders
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Specialist skills for working in children's services
  • Residential and foster care
  • Adoption
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Do I need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course?

No previous knowledge is compulsory for studying this course; however, we would recommend that you have already completed some Level 3 study of Health and Social Care or a relevant subject before proceeding with this Level 4 course.

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * 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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To be considered for finance you need to confirm the following:

  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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