Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Oxford Learning College
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£365
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  • Vocational qualification
  • Online
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.

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· Requirements

All students must per 16 years of age and above. These require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

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Course programme

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
£365.00

Course Synopsis
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is aimed at individuals with an interest in health and social care issues. 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.

Course structure
The material will be presented in 10 individual modules covering a range of related topics and concepts for health and social care in the home, community and formal settings. It will explore legislative frameworks and protocols, look at how care is accessed and provided in the UK, together with examining core approaches to service users.

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

Module content


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 one
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 two
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 care
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.

Entry Requirements
All students must per 16 years of age and above.

These require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours
Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.

Award
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course is Quality Assured by OLQA

Additional Information
You will receive a certificate from the College. Fees for both are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

To view the differences between our qualifications, please click HERE

What's Included
All study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department. Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee
£365.00

Payment by Instalments
Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information
These require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 courses which are not examination board accredited can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Level 3 Diploma
The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the On Campus student community, and a licence to print your study materials.

Please note that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.

You will require having one of the following packages to access your On Campus area:

  • Windows:Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal Oxford Learning student number via email.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning.


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