1Course Overview

Social Care with Families Level 4

Course code: ABC514

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Do you want a career making a difference in the lives of others?

This flexible home learning course will equip you with all the skills and practice you need to pursue a career in the social care sector.

  • Learn all there is to know about a rewarding career in Social Care with Families.
  • Develop critical evaluative skills through studying the key areas of legislation and legal processes, such as adoption, care orders and court processes related to family 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 and post.

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. Enrol with us today and join the 60,000 students who have chosen us to improve their career prospects.

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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Children and Childhood
  • Defining childhood
  • Family systems
  • The needs and rights of children
  • Parenting
Unit 2: Supporting Families
  • Defining support
  • Examining current children's acts
  • How support works in practice
  • The need assessment framework
Unit 3: Attachment, Separation and Cared-for Children
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Disruption of attachment (Maternal deprivation hypothesis)
  • Separation
  • Corporate parenting
  • Types of care - Fostering, adoption and residential care
Unit 4: Child Abuse and Child Protection
  • Defining abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Referral
  • Protecting children
  • Child protection preparation
  • The Cleveland Report
Unit 5: Assessment and Planning
  • Assessment starting points
  • Common assessment framework (CAF)
  • Planning
Unit 6: Legal Responsibilities, Processes and Procedures
  • What is family law?
  • The Children and Family Court Advisory Service (CAFCASS)
  • The Family Proceedings Court (FPC)
  • Roles of court personnel
  • Court reports and evidence
  • Skills related to court procedures
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments which are marked and returned by 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. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 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

Students receive a course manual, assignments and a study guide, plus full tutor support by email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

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

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this 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

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

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.

6Reviews

Feedback was prompt and detailed

The only study materials that I received apart from the course content was a mouse mat ! The course content is basic but research and self study is the aim of the course. Tutor support is excellent - I have only submitted one assignment but her feedback was prompt and detailed, pointing out areas in which I could improve. Studying Social Care with Families Level 4 due to working with young people and families as part of my role. So far - yes - I would recommend to a friend. I have only completed one assignment so far so it is a little early to be able to make any further comments.

- Donna Brewer

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