HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - LEVEL 3 COURSE
Health Care Courses
Approximate Study Time
100 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £145.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £60.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Health & Social Care - 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 the course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.
The Course Includes the Following Units:-
- Unit 1 – Human Development & Growth
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.
- Unit 6 – Eating Disorders
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.
- Unit 8 – Personality Disorders
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.
- Unit 12 – The National Health Service
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.
- Unit 13 – Social Services
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.
There are no particular entry requirements.
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.
The course tutor has also set up a forum for all of their students studying this and other related courses. This will assist you with your studies, as not only will you get full support from a professional tutor for the duration of the course but you can also get help from and interact with other students. This is a great community for all those students who wish to interact with other students in the same situation as them, and get friendly advice, ideas and comments.
You will be able to interact with students studying the following home study courses:
Understanding Abuse and Trauma
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Understanding Eating Disorders
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mental Health and Psychiatry
Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder
Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions, and a larger essay/case study assignment. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Health & Social Care Certificate of achievement by NCFE.
This course has been accredited under a NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by UKOL who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
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