Health and Social Care QCF (Level 3) Course

Health and Social Care QCF (Level 3) Course
Course Code: UCNCHSCHSC19
Enrolment Fee: £593.75  £475.00
Format: Paper
Award: Level 3
Accreditation: TQUK
Study Time: 400 Hrs
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Health and Social Care QCF. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Social Care Competence In Practice is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Health and Social Care QCF course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Our Health and Social Care course aims to equip learners with a better understanding of this subject area. The programme strives to assess the students development and knowledge and skills related to the health and social care.

This is the ideal course for individuals who would like to pursue a career in the Health and Social Care industry. Popular job roles include: Senior Care Assistants, Support Workers, and Key Workers in residential settings, as well as domiciliary services and day services.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option.
As part of this work placement you must first ensure that a member of staff with occupational competence is able to provide supervision and sign the witness testimonies, to prove you have achieved the work based learning outcomes of this course. 

This is suitable for individuals who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care industry. There is no previous learning knowledge needed to enrol on to the course making it easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area. However you will find it useful if you already have some background knowledge of the industry. 


 

Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Level 3 in Health and Social Care QCF course is divided into eighteeen comprehensive modules. 

Unit 1: The role of the Health & Social Care worker (2 credits)
Unit 2: Promote Communication in HSC Settings (3 credits)
Unit 3: Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs (5 credits)
Unit 4: Promote equality and inclusion in HSC settings (2 credits)
Unit 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in Health & Social Care (3 credits)
Unit 6: Principles for implementing duty of care in HSC settings (1 credit)
Unit 7: Principles of infection prevention and control (3 credits)
Unit 8: Causes & spread of infection (2 credits)
Unit 9: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management (2 credits)
Unit 10: Move & position individuals in accordance with their plan of care (4 credits)
Unit 11: Support use of medication in social care settings (5 credits)
Unit 12: Support positive risk taking for individuals (4 credits)
Unit 13: Engage in personal development in health and social care settings (3 credits)
Unit 14: Promote person centred approaches in H & SC (6 credits)
Unit 15: Promote and implement health and safety in H & SC settings (6 credits)
Unit 16: Promote good practice in handling information in H&SC settings (2 credits)
Unit 17: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities (4 credits)
Unit 18: Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene (2 credits)


 


(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Health and Social Care QCF course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.



 

AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


The Health and Social Care QCF course is assessed through a series of Tutor Marked assignments alongside practical work which is assessed in the workplace.This means that your certificate of achievement will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

A written assignment is required for each unit, this is assessed by your tutor. Completed assignments provide evidence towards the required learning outcome for each unit and contributes to your course portfolio.

You will also be required to complete practical activities for some units. This is assessed in the workplace and is evidenced through witness testimonies, signed by you supervisor at your placement. A minimum of 50 hours is required to complete the practical tasks, this can be split over the duration of the course.



 

Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration


We recommend you spend approximately 400 hours of your time studying for the Health and Social Care QCF course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 8 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 16 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Certificate of Achievement in Health and Social Care QCF in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.



 

Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Health and Social Care QCF and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


 

Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Health and Social Care QCF home study course is £593.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £475 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £118.75 and then 4 equal payments of £118.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
£475.00
N.A
£475.00
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£118.75
£118.75 X 4
£593.75

Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
 
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students

 


Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is this course structured?
The Level 3 in Health and Social Care QCF course is divided into fifteen comprehensive modules. 

Unit 1: The role of the Health & Social Care worker

  • Understand working relationships in health and social care
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

Unit 2: Promote communication in health and social care settings

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Unit 3: Support Individuals with specific communication needs

  • Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them.
  • Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication needs of individuals and ways to address them
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Know how to support the use of communication, technology and aids.
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them.

Unit 4: Implement person centred approaches in health & social care

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Unit 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care

  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Unit 6: Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care settings

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
  • Know how to respond to complaints

Unit 7: The principles of infection prevention and control

  • Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections.
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infection.
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
  • Understand the importance of using personal protective equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infection.

Unit 8: Causes & spread of infection

  • Understand the causes of infection.
  • Understand the transmission of infection

Unit 9: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

  • Understand how to maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Understand the principles and steps of the decontamination process
  • Understand the importance of good waste management practice in the prevention of the spread of infection.

Unit 10: Move & position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

  • Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals
  • Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals
  • Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals
  • Be able to prepare individuals before moving and positioning
  • Be able to move and position an individual
  • Know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning an individual

Unit 11: Support use of medication in local care settings

  • Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
  • Understand techniques for administering medication
  • Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
  • Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
  • Be able to support use of medication
  • Be able to record and report on use of medication.

Unit 12: Support positive risk taking for individuals

  • Understand the importance of taking risks in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person-centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the legal and policy framework underpinning an individual’s right to make decisions to take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting risk-taking

Unit 13: Engage in personal development in health and social care settings

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.

Unit 14: Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care

  • Understand the application of person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • Be able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote an individual’s well-being
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach.

Unit 15: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care settings

  • Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
  • Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
  • Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
  • Know how to manage stress

Unit 16: Promote good practice in handling of information in health and social care settings

  • Understand requirements for handling of information in health and social care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information.

Unit 17: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

  • Understand factors that influence individuals’ access to services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals to select services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals to review their access to, and use of, services and facilities

Unit 18: Principles of supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene

  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
  • Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Know how to support an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Understand when poor hygiene may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues.


 

QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?

Course Qualifications 


Qualification : Level 3 Health and Social Care QCF Certificate of Achievement 

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by TQUK.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
Qualification Number: 601/3878/6
Total Credits: 58

 


About TQUK

Training Qualification UK are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment.

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award QCF courses in a number of sectors. QCF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.



 

Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Care Assistant


If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for. As a care assistant you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families. It would be useful if you had experience in a caring role. When you apply for a job you will need Criminal Records Bureau clearance. A good care assistant has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important.


SEE FULL CAREER PROFILE


 

What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Health and Social Care QCF home study course and earn your certificate:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear

3. A Certificate of Achievement upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body ABC Awards
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students



 

Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 

 


 

Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community


We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper


VISIT THE STUDENT COMMUNITY


 

Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

 
Introduction to Social Care (Level 2) - The Introduction to Social Care Course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering social care on a professional basis.…....... Read More »
 
Social Care with Children & Families (Level 3) - This course will aim to introduce you to the structure of the family, and teach you to take the necessary factors into consideration, as well as the procedures involved and the proper course of action when working with children and families in a social work context...... Read More »
 
Health & Social Care (Level 4) - This comprehensive Health and Social Care Home Study 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...... Read More »


 

Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

Professional Membership


On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the Social Care Association (SCA)
 
SCA believes that the application of good practice in any setting happens finally between the person using services and the social care worker.  Our purpose and business is supporting that person to practise well. 
 
Benefits of Membership 
 
1. Demonstrate to your employer and to your registering council that you are committed to the pursuit of best practice and ongoing learning.
 
2. Protect your own ability to work should the worst ever happen and you have problems with either your employer or your registering body.  (SCA does not defend poor practice)
 
3. Join in influencing thinking and practice in social care – share your experiences and learn from others.
 
4. Gain access to SCA training and education opportunities and other services with Member Discount. 
 
As a member of the SCA you will receive:

1. Access to good practice guidance
2. Opportunities to share experiences and discuss practice developments
3. The chance to have a voice and influence policy
4. Access to a network of good practitioners
5. Discounts on SCA services, publications and seminar

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


      

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
 
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
 
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
 
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
 
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder. 
 
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period. 
 
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 

 


Contact UsIím still not sure can you help me?

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