Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Key facts

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS - Level 4

Course Overview

This level 4 diploma is designed to develop management and care capabilities in the health and social care sector. Career pathways include.

Social Care Worker
Personal Assistant
Health Care Assistant
Community Development
Health Administration
Charity Officer
Nursing

Course Modules

Academic study skills

The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop the necessary skills and understanding to study effectively within higher education. This will enable learners to acquire the necessary reflective and critical thinking skills required to achieve individual learning potential.

Communicating in health and social care

The aim of this module is to develop the learner’s awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings and its importance for effective service delivery.

An introduction to healthcare policy

The aim of this module is to develop the learner’s awareness of different influences on healthcare and their effect on the development of policy. Evaluation of healthcare policy will allow learners to examine what are the key contemporary issues for those making policy, providers and those receiving support.

Reflective practice

This module is designed to introduce the learner to reflective practice in all its forms. Reflections on practice and in practice are important concepts in health and social care and feed into the idea of self-development linking theory to practice.

Managing people in health and social care

The aim of this module is to enable learners to understand the processes involved in the recruitment, management and development of people in the health and social care workplace. In this module, learners will investigate the processes involved in the management of individuals in the health and social care workplace and how to facilitate change in the organisation.

Sociology: concepts in health and ill health

The aim of this module is for learners to gain an understanding of sociological concepts of health and ill health and their application to care practice in health and social care. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of the nature of contemporary society and its influences on the perception of health and ill health. Learners will explore how society is structured in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family and households and its impact on health and well-being.

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