Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Course Overview

This level 5 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

Course Modules

Principles underpinning health and social care

All health and social care professionals have professional codes of conduct. The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice within the sector.

The management of quality in health and social care

Quality is an essential component of health and social care services and a concept with many different interpretations and perspectives. The aim of this module is for learners to understand different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it is evaluated to empower and involve users of services.

Research project

This module aims to develop the learner’s independent enquiry and critical analysis skills by undertaking a small pilot investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme or professional development.

Partnership working in health and social care

The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care. Learners will explore the nature of partnership on three levels. First, they will examine partnerships with users of services that empower individuals to make informed decisions and encourage independence. Second, they will consider partnerships between different health and social care professionals and explore inter-agency working. Finally, learners will investigate organisational partnerships and examine different ways of joint working.

Working with service users with complex needs

This unit aims to help learners understand health, disability and illness issues and how health care professionals can empower those with complex physical and mental health needs to determine their own care.

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