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  • 15 units
  • 150 guided learning hours
Health and Social Care

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 hospitals, clinics, care homes, medical and dental practices, emergency services, complementary medicine, and more.

Over the last few years there has been a fundamental change in the way social care is planned and delivered. The hope is that social care users will be empowered to make their own decisions on the types of social care services they require and how they would like them to be delivered, resulting in more personalised care.

About our Health & Social Care Course

Our Health and Social Care course is the ideal course for anyone who is looking to pursue a career within the health and social care sector. This includes jobs such as nursing, social workers and other types of health care workers.
This course has been written in line with the QCF requirements for the new Diploma in Health and Social Care. The course covers key aspects of the field in order to sufficiently prepare you to work in the health and social care sector, or to enhance your confidence and skills within your existing role.

What Can I Do After Taking This Health and Social Care Course?

Helping vulnerable people and those in need is one of the most rewarding activities. Those who work in health and social care experience incredible satisfaction and fulfilment.

Work in health and social care. After successfully completing our Health & Social Care training course, you could apply for a position within the health and social care sector. If you are already working in a relevant position, you could be eligible for a pay increase.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a relevant foundation degree.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Health and Social Care Diploma

Health and Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Health and Social Care Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit explores the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It also considers issues of confidentiality.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:
   
Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
Be able to meet  the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
Be able to overcome barriers to communication
Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Lesson 2: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand what is required for competence in own work role
Be able to reflect on practice
Be able to evaluate own performance
Be able to agree a personaldevelopment plan

Lesson 3: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
Be able to work in an inclusive way
Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Lesson 4: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
Know how to respond to complaints

Lesson 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse.  It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring.  It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how to recognise signs of abuse
Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices 

Lesson 6: The role of the health and social care worker

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer and work in partnership with others.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand working relationships in health and social care
Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
Be able to work in partnership with others

Lesson 7: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care 
Be able to work in a person-centred way
Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
Be able to implement and promote active participation
Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
Be able to promote individuals well-being
Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person centred approach

Lesson 8: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
Be able to reduce the spread of infection
Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
Know how to manage stress

Lesson 9: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings
Be able to implement good practice in handling information
Be able to support others to handle information

Lesson 10: Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life

The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the context of supporting skills for everyday life
Be able to support individuals to plan for maintaining and developing skills for everyday life
Be able to support individuals to retain, regain or develop skills for everyday life
Be able to evaluate support for developing or maintaining skills for everyday life

Lesson 11: Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the role of learning and development activities in meeting individual needs
Be able to identify learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
Be able to plan learning and development activities with individuals
Be able to prepare for learning and development activities
Be able to facilitate learning and development activities with individuals
Be able to evaluate and review learning and development activities

Lesson 12: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to select, use and review services and facilities.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand factors that influence individuals’ access to services and facilities
Be able to support individuals to select services and facilities
Be able to support individuals to access and use services and facilities 
Be able to support individuals’ to review their access to and use of services and facilities

Lesson 13: Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the principles of person centred assessment and care planning
Be able to facilitate person centred assessment
Be able to contribute to the planning of care or support
Be able to support the implementation of care plans
Be able to monitor a care plans
Be able to facilitate a review of care plans and their implementation

Lesson 14: Support Individuals With Specific Communication Needs

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them
Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication needs of individuals and ways to address them
Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication 
Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
Know how to support the use of communication technology and aids
Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them

Lesson 15: Support use of medication in social care settings

This unit assesses support for use of medication in social care settings.  It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
Know about common types of medication and their use
Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
Understand techniques for administering medication
Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
Be able to support use of medication
Be able to record and report on use of medication

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Health and Social Care

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 hospitals, clinics, care homes, medical and dental practices, emergency services, complementary medicine, and more.

Over the last few years there has been a fundamental change in the way social care is planned and delivered. The hope is that social care users will be empowered to make their own decisions on the types of social care services they require and how they would like them to be delivered, resulting in more personalised care.

About our Health & Social Care Course

Our Health and Social Care course is the ideal course for anyone who is looking to pursue a career within the health and social care sector. This includes jobs such as nursing, social workers and other types of health care workers.
This course has been written in line with the QCF requirements for the new Diploma in Health and Social Care. The course covers key aspects of the field in order to sufficiently prepare you to work in the health and social care sector, or to enhance your confidence and skills within your existing role.

What Can I Do After Taking This Health and Social Care Course?

Helping vulnerable people and those in need is one of the most rewarding activities. Those who work in health and social care experience incredible satisfaction and fulfilment.

Work in health and social care. After successfully completing our Health & Social Care training course, you could apply for a position within the health and social care sector. If you are already working in a relevant position, you could be eligible for a pay increase.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a relevant foundation degree.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Health and Social Care Diploma

Health and Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Health and Social Care Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit explores the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It also considers issues of confidentiality.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:
   
Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
Be able to meet  the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
Be able to overcome barriers to communication
Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Lesson 2: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand what is required for competence in own work role
Be able to reflect on practice
Be able to evaluate own performance
Be able to agree a personaldevelopment plan

Lesson 3: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
Be able to work in an inclusive way
Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Lesson 4: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The unit introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
Know how to respond to complaints

Lesson 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse.  It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring.  It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how to recognise signs of abuse
Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices 

Lesson 6: The role of the health and social care worker

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer and work in partnership with others.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand working relationships in health and social care
Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
Be able to work in partnership with others

Lesson 7: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care 
Be able to work in a person-centred way
Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
Be able to implement and promote active participation
Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
Be able to promote individuals well-being
Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person centred approach

Lesson 8: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
Be able to reduce the spread of infection
Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
Know how to manage stress

Lesson 9: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings
Be able to implement good practice in handling information
Be able to support others to handle information

Lesson 10: Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life

The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the context of supporting skills for everyday life
Be able to support individuals to plan for maintaining and developing skills for everyday life
Be able to support individuals to retain, regain or develop skills for everyday life
Be able to evaluate support for developing or maintaining skills for everyday life

Lesson 11: Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the role of learning and development activities in meeting individual needs
Be able to identify learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
Be able to plan learning and development activities with individuals
Be able to prepare for learning and development activities
Be able to facilitate learning and development activities with individuals
Be able to evaluate and review learning and development activities

Lesson 12: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to select, use and review services and facilities.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand factors that influence individuals’ access to services and facilities
Be able to support individuals to select services and facilities
Be able to support individuals to access and use services and facilities 
Be able to support individuals’ to review their access to and use of services and facilities

Lesson 13: Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the principles of person centred assessment and care planning
Be able to facilitate person centred assessment
Be able to contribute to the planning of care or support
Be able to support the implementation of care plans
Be able to monitor a care plans
Be able to facilitate a review of care plans and their implementation

Lesson 14: Support Individuals With Specific Communication Needs

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them
Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication needs of individuals and ways to address them
Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication 
Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
Know how to support the use of communication technology and aids
Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them

Lesson 15: Support use of medication in social care settings

This unit assesses support for use of medication in social care settings.  It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
Know about common types of medication and their use
Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
Understand techniques for administering medication
Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
Be able to support use of medication
Be able to record and report on use of medication

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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