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Accreditor: OLQA
Award: Level 3 Diploma
Study Time: 200 Study Hours
Entry Requirements: minimum age of 16
Course Code: UKOC-HESOCREl3
Availability: Enroling Now
Enrolment Fee: £487.00 £365.00

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COURSE (LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA)


A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in Health and Social Care. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Health and Social Care is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning level 3 diploma Health and Social Care course is a fully comprehensive course, minimum prior knowledge is required.

This Quality Assured Health and Social Care LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA is specifically designed for those interested in this field and wish to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This could be either through a role as an informal or formal carer, for those who wish to work in associated professions, or as a means to build on an existing knowledge base.

The course emulates accepted and recognised structure and content which is also empathetic to current practice within the field.

If you'd like to embark upon one of the many careers this course can lead to such as a family support worker or a care assistant then the home study Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma Course is the ideal distance learning training course for you.


KEY TOPICS


The course consists of 10 detailed topics, designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the area.

Module 1: Growth and development

Module 2: Care and communication: Part one

Module 3: Care and communication: Part two

Module 4: Focus on social issues

Module 5: Focus on wellbeing

Module 6: Public health and the UK care system

Module 7: Health promotion

Module 8: Health and disease

Module 9: Research in health and social care

Module 10: The psychology of health and social care


 

Module 1 - Growth and development

The first module is based around the physical and psychological processes of growth and development in humans from birth to old age. It will also explore the role of genetic inheritance in human development, together with contributing social, environmental and lifestyle factors. The concepts of health promotion and wellbeing in relationship to development will also be explored.

Module 2 - Care and communication: Part I

In this module, students will study the types of communication that are relevant and important within different care settings; these include verbal and non-verbal, written reports, confidentiality, listening skills and empathetic approaches. This module will also look at personal values and beliefs of carers and how these may influence behaviour, attitude and approach towards service users.

Module 3 - Care and communication: Part II

This module examines the provision of care and the concept of service users within the UK. Students will study issues of rights, legalities and responsibilities, together with the routes to obtaining appropriate care and how carers can ensure a positive experience for all service users.

Module 4 - Focus on social issues

Relationships, lifestyle, social class and gender issues are dealt with in this module. A look at how demographics influences care needs and structured provision will also be covered. The concept and implications of an ageing society, mental health and disability will be explored, and also discrimination relevant to health and social care issues.

Module 5 - Focus on wellbeing

Physical, psychological, social and emotional aspects of wellbeing and what sort of activities within various care settings contribute to awareness and positive recovery and rehabilitation will be looked at.

Module 6 - Public health and the UK care system

This module examines the history of the care system in the UK, together with frameworks and service provisions currently in use. It will also introduce the concepts of data interpretation, nutritional standards and recommendations, together with legalities surrounding infectious disease and interventions. The module will look at different care sectors and how individual needs are planned for and met.

Module 7 - Health promotion

This module examines in detail the concepts of health promotion and wellbeing, and how implementation of strategies, frameworks and recommendations are carried out via various agencies and approaches. It also looks at the dissemination of health promotion information throughout care settings and the influence it has on wellbeing. The module will also give examples of different health promotion activities and how to plan, execute and evaluate these.

Module 8 - Health and disease

This module introduces the basic concepts of understanding disease and why they occur. It also describes the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions in relation to care settings and responsibilities. Prevention strategies and rationale will be examined.

Module 9 - Research in health and social care

This module looks at the importance of research within scientific and practice based elements of the field, and describes how this type of research is carried out, methods of data collection and the interpretation of this data which may be used to influence public policy and care provisions in the future.

Module 10 - The psychology of health and social care0

The final module examines the different types of behaviour that may be encountered within care settings and how psychological approaches appropriate to various behaviours may contribute to positive experience and outcomes for service users.


Course Entry Requirements


All students must be 16 years of age and above.

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course, however a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard would prove beneficial to students in order to manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within the course content.   

This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Health and Social Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


Course Duration


We recommended you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying towards the course,  but it is important to understand that you can study at your own preferred pace.

As a rough guideline we would expect students to spend 20 hours per unit however, some course modules may take longer to complete than others, the onus is on the student to determine a comfortable pace.  

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 OLQA Diploma in Health and Social Care in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.


 


Final online multiple choice examination - 100% of the final mark


When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by OLQA as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

 


Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care


This course is Quality Assured by OLQA this means that it is accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 3, OLQA attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

Accreditation by OLQA is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by OLQA.
 
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SQF).
 
In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the Irish Qualifications Framework.

 


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.


PAY IN FULL


The enrolment fee for the Health and Social Care home study course is £487, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 25% discount if you enrol online and pay in full. 


INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN


You can also opt for our Instalment Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £97.40 and then 4 equal payments of £97.40 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.


DELIVERY & INSURANCE OPTIONS


  • Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
  • £40 next day delivery charge for UK Mainland Students
  • £40 delivery charge for students in Europe
  • £45 delivery charge for Students in Rest of the world
  • £20 course Delivery insurance
  • £45 12-month course content insurance

 


Additional Course Information


Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Health and Social Care LEVEL 3 Diploma home study course and earn your diploma:

1. All textbooks, study folders and online learning aids designed for distance learning.

2. A full range of student services including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal
  • Comprehensive study guide and study plan
  • Guide to effective study techniques
  • How to approach exams feeling confident

3. An OLQA Quality assured level 3 Diploma upon course completion

4. One year educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone

5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students


Minimum Pc Requirements


For Windows: 

Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

 
For Macintosh: 
 
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

 

 

 

 

FAQ : What is Distance Learning ?

Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.

UK Online Courses gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.

FAQ : What is Online Learning?

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 

Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Online Courses gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.

FAQ : What is Home Study ?

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.

UK Online Courses gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.

FAQ : How does distance learning work ?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

FAQ : When can i start the course ?

The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don't require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.

FAQ : How long does the course take ?

This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.

FAQ : Does the course have tutorial support ?

Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.

FAQ : Will i have to sit an examination ?

Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.

FAQ : Will i Get a qualification at the end of it ? 

Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.

FAQ : Is the coursework done online or sent via the internet ?

No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder.

FAQ : Is there a time limit or any deadlines ?

We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period.

FAQ : How quickly will i receive my course materials ?

Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.

FAQ : Do i have to buy any other materials ?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

FAQ : If i fail an assignment can i re-take it ?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.

FAQ : How do i get help with my coursework ?

You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.

FAQ : I'm not sure of what course i should take, can you help ?

Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.

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The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We have your best interests at heart, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.


Health Care Nurse


What is the work like?

Practice nurses assess, screen, treat and educate all sections of the community, from babies to older people. 

They work within GP practices to help doctors give nursing and medical care.
 
As a practice nurse, your duties could include:
  • setting up and running clinics for conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart conditions and skin disorders 
  • offering advice on family planning and contraception 
  • taking blood and urine samples and other specimens and swabs 
  • performing routine procedures such as ear syringing, applying and removing dressings and treating wounds 
  • offering specialist information and advice on issues such as blood pressure, weight control and stopping smoking 
  • carrying out infant injections, vaccinations and travel immunisations 
  • giving advice to patients on long-term medical and nursing needs. 
In larger GP surgeries you may work alongside other practice nurses and have the opportunity to specialise, for example in the needs of a particular client group.

Hours
 
You would generally work 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday. You may need to work occasional evenings or weekends, for example if you are running a health promotion clinic. Part-time hours and job sharing are often available. This work can be physically and emotionally demanding and you may work with clients who are distressed and suffering with long-term illness.

Income
 
Practice nurses can earn between £25,500 and £34,200.
Figures are intended as a guideline only.

Skills and Knowledge
  • a basic understanding of child protection and public health issues 
  • an understanding of infection control procedures 
  • excellent communication and listening skills 
  • the ability to inspire confidence and trust 
  • the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds 
  • a flexible and adaptable approach to work 
  • patience and empathy 
  • good teamworking skills and the ability to work alone 
  • good organisational skills 
  • basic IT skills 
  • the ability to keep accurate and up-to-date patient records. 

Opportunities
 
You could work with GP practices or local health centres as part of a primary care team including other nurses, dieticians and pharmacists. The role of the practice nurse is expanding and you may be able to combine your community role, for example with prison nursing. With experience and qualifications you could progress to nurse practitioner level, which would involve managing your own caseload of patients.
 
You could become more involved in health promotion, running workshops or clinics on issues such as women's health, prevention of coronary heart disease and immunisation. You may also have the opportunity to specialise in, for example, chronic disease management and health issues like diabetes or asthma care.
 
Jobs may be advertised in the local and national press, on the NHS Jobs website and directly through local Primary Care Trusts.

 
 

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6 Laurel Park Close
Glasgow, G13 1RD

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