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Health and Social Care Courses
My Accountable Social Care course has given me a real confidence boost and created another avenue to take with my job or career. L Spray

Health and Social Care Courses

There is no clear-cut definition of social care. It covers a wide range of services provided by local authorities and the independent sector to children and adults in need or at risk. Carers typically find themselves working in: care homes, clinics, hospitals, medical practices, and out in the community in the homes of people in need of their help.

The work can be, and often is, challenging, but it is so rewarding. Note what Karim Silmane said after changing careers and becoming a support worker with autistic people:

"I enjoy helping people to live individual lives with access to everyday things and choices. You can make a real change to someone's life and see how people develop over time with your support."

Social carers provide such support for people in many and varied situations including:

  • Older people struggling to cope with their circumstances
  • People with mental health problems
  • The homeless
  • People with learning or physical disabilities
  • Those with alcohol or substance misuse
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Those involved in fostering, adoption and child protection
  • Young offenders
  • Families and carers under pressure

This vast variety of work prompted us to provide accredited general social care courses and selected health and social care courses that offer specialised training.

Browse our Health and Social Care Courses by popularity below, each with a brief description. You can also sort courses alphabetically and by the latest ones added.

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My Accountable Social Care course has given me a real confidence boost and created another avenue to take with my job or career. L Spray
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The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (RQF qualification code: 601/8968/X) is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing. Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of health and social care roles. Gain an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health ... full details
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The focus of this course is to help you explore the psychological aspects of caring in the changing society we live in. In this unit you will learn about the application of psychological theory and principles to the roles and behaviours involved in caring. In order to accomplish this, you will examine the historical development of caring, definitions of caring and the ... full details
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This programme is designed for people who wish gain abroad understanding of how health care (NHS and private) is structured, the services provided and how staff in health care can help to ensure that patients and users to access the health services they require. The objectives of the course are to: Develop a broad understanding of the structure and responsibilities... full details
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This course on life-span development is designed to help you explore the issues related to the development of the life-span. Among the topics you will explore are: why people are living longer the impact of longer life-span on health and care services the influences on health at different stages in the life span how we can use the life-span model outlined in ... full details
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In a delivery room in a maternity hospital, a mother is about to give birth. There are four people present: the mother herself, the baby's father, who's been there throughout, a midwife and a doctor, and then suddenly a fifth human being is in the room, a human being that no one has ever seen before. What will that human being become? Will she be Prime Minister ... full details
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This course is designed to introduce students and practising health professionals to a critical analysis of caring in the mixed economy, namely the social context of care. The influences which shape the way we think about current social issues, how we define health and social needs and what we expect of health and social care services will be explored. Work on this ... full details
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About the Using Theories in Social Care Diploma Social work and community care are both practical professions. Most roles will involve heading out and working together with service users and trying to implement positive change in these people’s lives. However, in order to succeed with the practical challenges, social workers must have an understanding of social care ... full details
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Public sectors organizations such as social services and NHS trusts are driven by internal and external forces such as the government, innovations in the private sector of new or more efficient health and social care products, and are required to demonstrate their performance against set criteria.  Mulgan and Albury (2003) suggest “Innovation should be a core ... full details
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The Home Office acting in conjunction with the Department of Health produced "No Secrets". This offered "Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse". This course uses the suggestions made in "No Secrets" as a foundation for building a more detailed study of this area of ... full details
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By the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate recognition of loss as a key feature of the experience of service users in a range of social work settings. This course aims to enable you to explore the potential impact of the service users' own experiences of loss on their practice, identifying their own developmental and support needs. Emphasis is also ... full details
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It might be useful to begin by saying what this course is not intended to be. It is not intended to be a research methods programme. Many people who have not studied research before are anxious that they will be confronted by a mass of confusing statistics which they neither feel equipped to understand, nor are particularly interested in. This anxiety has its origins in ... full details
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About the Level 4 Ethics and Values in Social Care Certificate Strong ethics and values are essential to effective social work. In fact, in this profession they are probably the two most important factors to consider. Due to the nature of the situations that social carers encounter, these individuals need to have a comprehensive understanding of what is right and wrong and ... full details
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This programme has been written for those working in the care industry and whose work may at some point include moving clients from one position to another. Helping learners to develop the skills they need to move and handle clients safely, considering their physical comfort and well-being. The programme also includes guidance about the safe moving and handling of ... full details
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Ever since the Mental Health Act, 1983 established Community Mental Health Teams there has been a slow, smouldering enthusiasm developing for joined up practice and increasingly multi-disciplinary teams are seen as a positive way forward to ensure a co-ordinated response to people and their problems. This course will help you to look at the way social work and social ... full details
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This course is designed to give students the skills to develop critical appreciation and knowledge about social work group practice. As the power of the group can be extremely powerful and influential, it is necessary to gain a critical appreciation of the group process so that it does not overwhelm. Social Work With and Within Groups provides the theoretical framework ... full details
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Industrial sociology concerns itself with two basic characteristics of industry and the workplace. It examines the production of goods and services in society, and specifically the nature of the social relations involved in the production process. These social relations may be of a harmonious nature, or they may create conditions of conflict. The second element is the ... full details
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In order to be accountable to society, any profession must maintain clear standards against which acceptable practice can be measured. "Competences" are the widely accepted form of measurement for the social work profession, and the subject of this module. About Social Care Competence Among the range of topics this encompasses are principles of learning, ... full details
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To understand the history and context of Poverty we need to see where poverty came from, how it was understood and what structures were developed by society in order to understand poverty. The course covers: History and context of Poverty Definitions of Poverty Developing eligibility The development of social work as a profession The term Social ... full details
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The Certificate in Active Citizenship qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge, values, and skills in order to help them to play an active, effective, and responsible role in their society. Citizenship is relevant to all ages and communities, enabling learners to have a better understanding of their own identity, the skills to express opinions about issues ... full details
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Social work is an extremely complex and challenging practice which cannot be learnt simply by following a given set of laws, rules and procedures. Because it is carried out to assist people at every stage of life who are encountering difficulties, there is no set way to approach it. However, this unit does offer a competence-based approach to social work and social ... full details
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This course is an introduction to a particularly broad and complex topic: the relationship between ideas about social work and what social workers actually do. The sorts of questions that we will be considering in this course are: What is it that social workers actually do? What is social work supposed to be trying to achieve - and how should we go about it? ... full details
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About the Level 3 Sociology Certificate Broadly speaking, sociology is the study of human society. It is important for professionals to conduct research in this field so that we can understand the systems and behaviours of different social groups. Experts in sociology also help us to identify societal problems and devise ways to improve these situations. Embarking on a ... full details
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Evaluative research is a particularly useful approach to research in health and social care because it enables us to determine the value of the services we provide. This course will define evaluative research and discuss its purpose in relation to health and social care. You will distinguish between evaluative research and exploratory research and go on to explore how ... full details
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This course is designed to give a broad introduction to research, which students can also build on through the other research methods texts in this series of open learning materials. In this core unit you will come across some of the basic principles of research, as well as the terminology commonly used in research. full details
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This course is ideal for those responsible for co-ordinating and delivering activities in care settings. The course aims to increase individual workers’ knowledge and skills in planning, carrying out and evaluating activities, thereby enhancing the quality of care that service users’ experience. Whilst the main focus is on working with older people in ... full details
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About the Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy Certificate This distance learning course has been designed to educate individuals about social policy in modern society. As they progress through the course, students will gain an awareness of the effects social policy has on our private and working lives. In particular, students will examine how policy affects health, community ... full details
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Each of the six lessons is in two main parts. The first part (Practice Focus) deals with one of the six clusters of occupational standards. The numbering of the six lessons corresponds with the six clusters of occupational standards. The statements from the occupational standards are reframed so that the students can focus on enhancing their knowledge and understanding. The... full details
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About the Drugs Awareness Certificate Originally developed by the Wigan Drug Action Team as a short, informative programme for students in schools and colleges, this course will tell you all you need to know about drugs. Drug addiction is a worldwide problem and the only chance we have of stopping it is to educate as many people as possible about drugs and the consequences ... full details
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About the Level 4 Caring At Home Certificate Many care users need to be cared for in their own homes. In some circumstances this can prove challenging as the carer will not have access to certain facilities or a wider network of support. This level 4 course seeks to educate carers about in-home care and help them to understand the regulations and processes that are in ... full details
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This course is appropriate for the widest possible range of candidates, including anyone wanting to learn more about drug issues, those working with substance mis-users, and people in support work roles, such as youth work, counselling or community work. The qualification will help learners develop awareness of the key issues around drug use and misuse. It aims to ... full details
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About the Legal Aspects of Healthcare Diploma Every industry has its own set of laws which must be adhered to. Anyone working in or planning to work in the healthcare sector should have a comprehensive understanding of the laws that are in place. This course has been designed to give students the information they need to become successful medical or health care ... full details
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About the Level 4 Using the Law in Social Care Certificate A good knowledge of the law is necessary if you want to be a social worker. Ethics and guidelines are at the centre of social care practice. This distance learning course has been designed to educate students about the legislation involved in social work. What’s more is that it can be studied from the comfort of ... full details
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About the Qualitative Research Methodology Diploma There are two main types of research – qualitative and quantitative. Whilst quantitative research focuses on collecting numerical figures, qualitative centres on motivation, reasoning and opinion. Qualitative research is important as it forms a basis for further quantitative studies. There are many ways of conducting ... full details
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Have you ever attended a wedding and watched the faces of the near relatives, and wondered what sort of a marriage the couple would have - what influence the in-laws would have, how the housework would be distributed, where the household would be set up, etc? Have you ever noticed the number of things you do without thinking - like wearing the right clothes, ... full details
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This course is designed to prepare a range of health and social care professionals for their role as mentors within the health and social care setting. The course will prepare individuals critically to reflect, explore and apply principles of mentorship, work-based learning and assessment within their practice settings. The Learning Outcomes for this course are:... full details
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About the Level 4 Accountable Social Care Certificate Social carers dedicate their lives to empowering struggling or vulnerable people. These hardworking, accountable individuals are essential to society. For many people, a good social carer can make life manageable and bearable. This Level 4 distance learning course has been designed to educate students about the ... full details
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Since the 1970s the provision of services and support for people who are affected by problems of ageing, mental illness, mental handicap or physical or sensory disability to be able to live as independently as possible in their own homes, or in "homely" settings in the community, has been a key issue facing social workers. About Social Care In this Social ... full details
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About the Level 4 Caring for Older People Certificate Currently, the UK has an ageing population. This means we are going to need more qualified and skilled carers on hand to look after our elderly. This Level 4 distance learning course has been designed with this in mind. Students who study the qualification with Stonebridge College will gain a thorough understanding of... full details
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About the Level 4 Caring for People with Learning Disabilities Certificate Learning difficulties come in many forms. Some people who are affected by learning difficulties only experience mild impairments, whereas others require constant support. This Level 4 home learning qualification aims to educate individuals about the best ways to help and understand people with a range... full details
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About the Level 2 Dementia Awareness Certificate Have you ever wondered what it is like for someone to have dementia? Have you or has someone you know been personally affected by the illness? Do you want to work with dementia patients? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this could be the course for you. Gain an award with Stonebridge College and join the fight ... full details
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About the Level 4 Mental Health and Social Care Certificate As a society, we are finally accepting the importance of good mental health. However, in order to achieve this we need trained, experienced mental health workers at our disposal. This course has been designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices involved in mental ... full details
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Our new and exciting Health and Social Care Diploma course has been specifically designed for those students who have an interest in or who work in the health and social care sector. About Health and Social Care Health and social care encompasses a wide range of services and cuts across all sectors, including public, private and voluntary. It includes services within ... full details
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About the Level 4 Social Care with Children and Families Certificate If you want to work with children and their families to make society a better place, this could be the course for you. At Stonebridge College, our Level 4 Social Care with Children and Families certificate has been designed to educate our students about social care theory and practice in the UK. Study ... full details
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The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Qualification (600/0048/X) is designed for people who are interested in working in adult social care or are new to adult social care and are looking for an introductory qualification. It is the ideal qualification for those who may be looking towards a career change and want to understand more ... full details
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The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care course is aimed at those who are looking for or just starting out in the healthcare sector. It is also relevant  to any health or social care worker who wishes to improve their understanding of end of life care. The qualification looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of ... full details
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Our Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma course is the full level 3 qualification listed on the RQF (QRN: 501/2263/0). Upon successful completion you will be awarded 58 credits. The RQF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification based on the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care & ... full details

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