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 bundle successful learners will receive 3 Certificates 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 bundle itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The courses included in the bundle have 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 bundle 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 courses’ depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 and 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

Course Questions & Answers

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
  • *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. 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. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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