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!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 30th July
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 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

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
  • *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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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
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.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).