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Health & Social Care Level 4

Health and Social Care - Level 4

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Level 4 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
  • Course Code: MNH13
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£325.00

About this course

This comprehensive Health and Social Care Home Study course from the Distance Learning specialists, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, has been specially written by an experienced tutor and practitioner in the area of Health and Social Care. This qualification will greatly enhance your CV and increase your chances of employment or allow you to apply for promotion. By taking this distance learning course in Health and Social care from home it allows you the flexibilty to study in your own time.

Course Description
  • This comprehensive Health and Social Care Home Study course from the Distance Learning specialists, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, has been specially written by an experienced tutor and practitioner in the area of Health and Social Care. If you want to enter this varied and exciting area of work or want to enhance your knowledge and skills, this is the course for you.
  • As you will see from the description of the course below, the range of the various components of the study of Health and Social Care is enormous. We are confident that whatever your next step, you will have a good grounding of the theory involved prior to undertaking on-the-job experience or, if you are already working in a related environment, your expertise will be increased considerably.
  • The term Health and Social Care covers a wide range of integrated disciplines including elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law, and ethics. From this study, students should be able to progress to a more specialised area of further study or a related occupation or training.
Course Content

1 - Communication

  • Methods of Communication
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Factors that Support and Inhibit Communication
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Factors Effecting Verbal Communication
  • Factors Affecting Written Communication
  • Factors Affecting Oral Verbal Communication
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Communication Barriers in Different Care Settings
  • Theories Relating to Communication

2 - Promoting Quality Care

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Service Users
  • Children and Young People
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Staying Safe
  • Facilitation of Access to Services
  • Value Systems
  • Psychological Life Quality Factors
  • Practical Skills

3 - Life Cycle & Disorders

  • Growth
  • Development
  • Life Expectancy
  • Factors Influencing Development
  • Genetic Factors

4 - Theories of Development

  • Theories of Human Development
  • Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Biological Perspective
  • Humanist Perspective
  • Constructive Perspective
  • Behavioural Perspective
  • Skinner's contribution    
  • Social Learning Perspective
  • Language Acquisition
  • Theories of Personality Development
  • Evaluation of the Psychometric Explanation
  • Bowlby's Theory of Attachment
  • The Application of Theories to Aid the Understanding of Human Behaviour and Development
  • Childcare and Education services
  • Day or Residential Care settings for Adults

5 - Quality of Life

  • Psychological factors
  • Conflicting Quality of Life Factors

6 - Nutrition

  • Guideline Daily Amount (GDA)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychological
  • Biological
  • Social

7 - Addiction

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

8 - Abuse

  • Staying Safe
  • Abuse and the Law
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003
  • Rights of Victims

9 - Mental Health

  • The Concept of Mental Health
  • Definition of Mental Health
  • Attitudes to Mental Disorder
  • History of Mental Illness
  • Definition of Mental Disorders
  • Major Symptoms and Causes
  • Schizophrenia (Greek meaning to split the mind)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Alcoholism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Alzheimer's

10 -  Social Care Provision

  • Treating People Well
  • Care Plans
  • Barriers to Care
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Service Users
  • Social Services

11 - Legislation

  • NHS and Community Care Act 1990
  • The Mental Health Act
  • Suicide Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
  • Court Appointed Deputies
  • A New Court of Protection
  • A New Public Guardian
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
  • Advance decisions to refuse treatment
  • A criminal offence
  • The Children Act 1989
  • The Children Act 2004
  • Every Child Matters
  • Childcare Act 2006
  • United Nations Convention in the Rights of the Child 1989
  • The Disability Discrimination Act
  • Race Relations Act 1976
Qualification Information

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. 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 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 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.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method Of Study
  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors    
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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