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Health and Social Care Level 3 Award Course - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.
  • Academic Title
    Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care. Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.

    At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland”
  • Course description

    Do you have an interest in Health and Social Care? Is your goal to work as a nurse, social worker, health visistor or even as a paramedic? Then this course can provide you with the right stepping stone.

    Student Profile

    This course is for those 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.

    Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support.

    Awarding Body Information
    NCFE is recognised as an awarding body 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 Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


    Assessment takes the form of a series of assignments, which are completed by the student then sent to the tutor by e-mail or post for marking.

    There is no word count for the assignments. However, you must prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.


    The programme takes place over a timescale to suit the student. Once the student is registered, tutor support is available for up to one year or until completion whichever is sooner.


    The programme is home- or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.

    Tutor Support

    Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by email and by post. This will be for 12 months from the date you receive the course. To complete the full course it will take in the region of 100 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period.

    Extra Online Support

    The tutor has now set up a forum for all of our students studying Health Care and related courses. This will assist you with your studies, as not only will you get full tutor support from a professional tutor for the duration of the course, you will also get help from other students who are studying at the same time and also get an insight to other related courses by talking to them

    This is a great community for all those students who wish to interact with others in the same situation and get friendly advice, ideas and comments.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Understanding Abuse and Trauma
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Understanding Eating Disorders
    • Introduction to Counselling
    • Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

    Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum if you decide to order the course.

    Payment Method

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly instalments (no discount applies).

    Course Outline

    Human Development and Growth
    • What is growth?
    • What is development?
    • Maturationist Theory
    • Constructive Theory
    • Environmentalist Theory
    • Life expectancy
    • Mortality rates

    Ill Health
    • Breast Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Down’s Syndrome

    • Lysergic acid diethylamide
    • Amanita muscaria
    • Speed
    • Poppers
    • Anabolic steroids
    • Tranquilisers
    • Cannabis
    • Heroin
    • Ecstasy
    • Cocaine
    • Tobacco
    • Addiction

    • Effects of drinking
    • Cheap alcohol
    • Protecting profits
    • Drinking culture

    • Guideline Daily Amount
    • Girls
    • Boys

    Eating Disorders
    • What are eating disorders?
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia
    • Binge eating disorder

    Mental Health
    • Depression
    • Atypical depression
    • Unspecified depression
    • Post-natal depression
    • Seasonal affective disorder

    Personality disorders
    • 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
    • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

    • Staying safe
    • Abuse and the Law
    • Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003
    • Rights of victims
    • Injunctions
    • Court orders

    Social Care
    • Care plans
    • Barriers to care

    • 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
    • Race Relations Act 1976

    The National Health Services
    • 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
    • NHS walk-in centres

    Social Services
    • Families
    • Communities
    • Organisations

    • Permanent fostering
    • Short term fostering
    • Respite placements
    • Shared care

    Child Care
    • The National Curriculum
    • Office for Standards in Education

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