This course is available in Paper format.
This Social Care for Communities distance learning course will provide you with a great deal of underpinning knowledge if you wish to progress on to further studies to, for instance, become a Social Worker. It is also an excellent way to increase your knowledge if you are already working in this sector.
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Social Care for Communities
Course code: MNH11
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 4
Health and Social Care is one of the largest sectors in the UK, employing over 1.8 million people.
- This course will explore the role of social care in communities, examining the relevant frameworks and procedures necessary for working within this field.
- You will gain an understanding of the practical challenges associated with meeting the social needs of any given community.
- You will develop a high-level understanding of social care for communities across a wide range of childrens and adults’ services.
Unit 1: History of Social Care in Communities
- Development of social policy perspectives
- The legal framework of community care
- The challenges of modernisation
- Economy of care
- Assessment and provision of services
- The experiences of practice in community care
Unit 2: Assessment, Care Planning and Review
- The statutory framework
- Needs-led assessment
- Record keeping
- Care planning
- Interventions and risk assessment
- Monitoring and review of services and service provision
- Evaluation of support services
- Quality assurance and the outcomes approach to quality
Unit 3: Roles and Values
- Defining and describing roles
- Skills training
- Carer issues
- Participation and empowerment
- Rights and discrimination
- Mental health issues
Unit 4: Meeting Social Needs
- Service provision costs and payments
- Benefits and allowances
- Residential care costs
- Financial management
- Health and social care definitions
- Partnership working
- Continuing care
- Future care development
- Housing needs
Unit 5: Adult Services
- Scope of adult services
- Services for older people
- Transitional services
- Contextual services provision: disability and mental health services
- Substance misuse
- Services for asylum seekers
Unit 6: Children’s Services
- Scope of childrens services
- Legislation relating to child protection and care orders
- Abuse and neglect
- Specialist skills for working in children’s services
- Residential and foster care
At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
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.
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.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will 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.