Social Care Studies
Study this three-course Social Care Studies bundle and gain an in-depth knowledge of the social care industry.
- This three-course bundle covers Health and Social Care Level 3, Social Care for Communities Level 4, and Social Care with Families Level 4.
- Understand the legislation and policies you need to adhere to when working in health and social care.
- Learn how to support families in practise and use the need assessment framework.
- Gain an understanding of family systems and the needs and rights of children.
- Explore the need for needs-led assessments, accurate record keeping, and quality assurance in the social care industry.
- Develop your knowledge of the legal frameworks within community care and the development of social policy perspectives.
This three-course Social Care Studies bundle is perfect for anyone considering a career in social care or someone who already works in the industry who wants to take their knowledge to the next level to benefit their career.
During the Social Care with Families section of your studies, you’ll explore the theories of attachment and disruption of attachment and the types of care available for children. You will also learn more about different types of child abuse and how you can protect the children you work with. The course will also cover where you can start when conducting assessments and the frameworks available, as well as the legal processes, procedures, and responsibilities within your role in social care when working with families.
The health and social care part of this course will cover the training opportunities available in the industry, safeguarding individuals in your care, how to manage diseases, and the key principles of care.
And during the Social Care for Communities Level 4 course, you will learn more about the roles, values, and training in the industry, as well as understand the ways in which you can work in partnership with the community to meet their needs. You will also improve your knowledge of both adult and child-specific services that will help you care for the most vulnerable members of the community.
Up to two years.
Approximately 320 hours.
On successful completion of each part of this course, you will receive three certificates of achievement in Health and Social Care Level 3, Social Care with Families Level 4, and Social Care for Communities Level 4.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
- The Care Quality Commission
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Care settings
- Care homes (nursing and non-nursing)
- Domiciliary care
- Supported living
- Sheltered accommodation
- Day centre care
- Retirement villages
- Personal Development Plan
- Training in the health and social care setting
- Qualification and credit framework (QCF)
- Nurse training
- Roles in nursing
- Other professionals involved in health and social care
- Multiagency working
- Benefits of multiagency working
- Occupational standards
- Common induction standards
- Principles of care for nursing
- Record keeping
- Standards for record keeping
- Equality and diversity legislation
- Case studies
- Key legislation
- Principles of person-centred care
- Holistic care
- Active Listening
- Types of non-verbal communication
- Types of abuse
- What to do when abuse is suspected
- Applying understanding to practice
- The heart
- Management of the service user
- Congestive heart failure
- Caring for a person with dementia
- Respiratory disease (COPD)
- Principles of the prevention and control of infection
- Hand hygiene
- Giving personal care
- Food hygiene
- Handling and moving
- Risk assessment
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Handling medicines
- 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
- 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
- Defining and describing roles
- Skills training
- Carer issues
- Participation and empowerment
- Rights and discrimination
- Mental health issues
- 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
- Scope of adult services
- Services for older people
- Transitional services
- Contextual services provision: disability and mental health services
- Substance misuse
- Services for asylum seekers
- 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
- Defining childhood
- Family systems
- The needs and rights of children
- Defining support
- Examining current children's acts
- How support works in practise
- The need assessment framework
- Bowlby's theory
- Disruption of attachment (maternal deprivation hypothesis)
- Corporate parenting
- Types of care - fostering, adoption and residential care
- Defining abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Protecting children
- Child protection preparation
- The Cleveland Report
- Assessment starting points
- Common assessment framework (CAF)
- 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
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.
You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 320 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.
The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:
- Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
- Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Once you have successfully completed this Social Care Studies course, you will receive three certificates of achievement in Health and Social Care Level 3, Social Care with Families Level 4, and Social Care for Communities Level 4 from the Quality License Scheme. You will also receive a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality course materials. This Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
This course has been benchmarked at levels 3 and 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol on this course.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated student support from our student services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
No, we will issue your certificates based on your tutor-marked assignments.
No, everything you need is included in the cost of your course.
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.
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