Health & Social Care Studies – Level 3 Course

£ 243.61

The Distance Learning Centre's Health & Social Care Level 3 Course is designed for the home study of Mental Health, Drugs, Disorders and Social Care.

Course Description

The Health & Social Care Studies – Level 3 Course has been developed for students who have an interest in Health and Social Care. Whether you have a goal to work as a nurse, social worker, health visitor or even as a paramedic, this course can provide you with the right stepping stone. Covering many of the important issues faced in the helping professions, this course provides one of the first steps to your success.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Health & Social Care Studies – Level 3 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: What is growth?; What is development?; Maturationist Theory; Constructive Theory; Environmentalist Theory; Life expectancy; and Mortality rates.
The following topics are covered: Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Lung Cancer; Alzheimer’s; Cerebral Palsy; Cystic Fibrosis; and Down’s Syndrome.
The following topics are covered: Lysergic acid diethylamide; Amanita muscaria; Speed; Poppers; Anabolic steroids; Tranquilisers; Cannabis; Heroin; Ecstasy; Cocaine; Tobacco; and Addiction.
The following topics are covered: Effects of drinking; Cheap alcohol; Protecting profits; and Drinking culture.
The following topics are covered: Guideline Daily Amount; Girls; and Boys.
The following topics are covered: What are eating disorders?; Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia; and Binge eating disorder.
The following topics are covered: Depression; Atypical depression; Unspecified depression; Post-natal depression; and Seasonal affective disorder.
The following topics are covered: Paranoid personality disorder; Schizoid personality disorder; Schizotypal; Anti-social disorder; Borderline personality disorder; Histrionic personality disorder; Narcissistic personality disorder; Avoidant personality disorder; Dependent personality disorder and Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
The following topics are covered: Staying safe; Abuse and the Law; Sexual Offences Act 2003; Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003; Rights of victims; Injunctions; and Court orders.
The following topics are covered: Care plans; and Barriers to care.
The following topics are covered: NHS and Community Care Act 1990; The Mental Health Act; Sections; The Human Rights Act; The Mental Capacity Act; Lasting Powers of Attorney; Court of protection; Public Guardian; The Children Act 1989; The Children Act 2004; Childcare Act 2006; and Race Relations Act 1976.
The following topics are covered: Timeline of the NHS; Roles in the NHS; General Practitioners; Gynaecologists and Obstetricians; Psychologist; Psychiatrist; Nurse; Community Psychiatric Nurse; Social worker; Accident and Emergency; Minor injuries units and NHS walk-in centres.
The following topics are covered: Families; Communities; and Organisations.
The following topics are covered: Permanent fostering; Short term fostering; Respite placements; and Shared car.
The following topics are covered: The National Curriculum; and Office for Standards in Education.

Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)