1Course Overview

Social Care Studies

Course code: OSC1134

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Gain a detailed insight into social care with this 3 course bundle, from home!

This bundle is perfect for those who wish to develop a sound knowledge base in health and social and care for communities and families. 

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in social care this bundle is ideal for:

  • Students who are working in a health and social care role and want to boost their knowledge and skills
  • Those who want to kick-start their career in social care

This bundle enables you to:

  • Understand the universal principles of care, including the prevention and control of infection
  • Explore the history of social care in communities
  • Gain an insight into how to support families and what to do when a child needs to be protected
  • Study from home, at your own pace
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2Course Content

Health & Social Care Level 3:

 

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

 

Social Care for Communities Level 4:

 

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 children’s 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

 

Social Care with Families Level 4:

 

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 bundle is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive two years tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 320 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive 3 Certificates 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 3 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?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. It is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

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

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you.

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

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