Health & Social Care Studies - QLS Level 4 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Health & Social Care Studies - QLS Level 4 Course 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 detailed units there are wide ranging subjects covered and 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 a more specialised area of further study or a related occupation or training.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 4 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Health & Social Care Studies - QLS Level 4 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: 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; and Theories Relating to Communication.
The following topics are covered: 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; and Practical Skills.
The following topics are covered: Growth; Development; Life Expectancy; Factors Influencing Development; and Genetic Factors.
The following topics are covered: 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; and Day or Residential Care settings for Adults.
The following topics are covered: Psychological factors; and Conflicting Quality of Life Factors.
The following topics are covered: Guideline Daily Amount (GDA); Eating Disorders; Psychological; Biological; and Social.
The following topics are covered: Drugs; & Alcohol.
The following topics are covered: Staying Safe; Abuse and the Law; Sexual Offences Act 2003; Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003; and Rights of Victims.
The following topics are covered: 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); and Alzheimer’s.
The following topics are covered: Treating People Well; Care Plans; Barriers to Care; Rights and Responsibilities of Service Users; and Social Services.
The following topics are covered: 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; and Race Relations Act 1976.

As this is a Level 4 course, we will expect applicants to have evidence of successful study or relevant experience at Level 3 or equivalent. A good level of literacy is also a requirement if the extended assignment work is to be completed successfully.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this cake making 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.


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 QLS Level 4 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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