Level 3 Diploma in Introduction to Health and Social Care develops an understanding of what it is like to work in health and social care, including the responsibilities relating to maintaining the health and safety of and safeguarding individuals' rights in their care. They will understand the need to be aware of issues around data protection, confidentiality and possibilities for a discriminatory practice.
Learners will come to understand the role of regulatory bodies and their impact on those who work in the health and social care sector and the monitoring processes in place to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.
Learners will begin to examine the different professionals who may be involved in the delivery of care to an individual, what their roles are and how and where these services are delivered. Learners will also examine potential barriers to inter-professional working and the sharing of information and its effect on the individual receiving care.
Learners must cover the following topics:
Understand the main roles and responsibilities of health and social care workers when delivering care:
• What are their organisation’s policies and procedures?
• Importance of providing dignified personal care
• How to assess the needs of individuals and joint care planning with individual and family
• How to encourage independence
• Promoting anti-discriminatory practices
• Empowering individuals
• How do we ensure safety for both clients and staff?
• Ensuring confidentiality and data protection, codes of practice and legislation.
Understand the roles of regulatory and professional bodies in the delivery of high-quality care.
• Care Quality Commission (CQC), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and what they do
• Professional body regulation, e.g. NMC, HCPC etc. and how they work
• The organisation’s role in helping their employees meet standards, implementing codes of practice, CPD etc.
Evaluate the role and responsibilities of the inter-professional team in delivering health and social care:
• What is the difference between inter-professional and multidisciplinary teams?
• Why do we need inter-professional working, and what are the benefits for individuals receiving care?
• Barriers to inter-professional working and how can they be overcome
• Involving everyone in care decisions, the holistic approach to care delivery
• Learners must be exposed to the relevant legislation/ resources covering these topic areas.
Each unit is assessed through an assignment.
How will you study?
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online. After login into your online learning portal, you will study in a structured way - read books/resources online and write your assignments with full study support to complete the whole qualification.
Results and Certificate
Learners will complete only one unit and several topics. At the end of the course, you will achieve credits that can be counted towards a similar level higher credits qualification.
You will achieve a Certificate of Achievement to confirm your achievement.
Who is this course for?
This course is for someone who is new to health and social care or wants to study for continuing professional development (CPD) or progress to the higher-level course in the same subject area.
No entry requirements; anyone can join.
The programme's rationale is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their care capabilities within the health and social care sector. The primary areas of employment are social worker, health care assistant, charity, health administrator etc. You will also progress to Level 3 or Level 4 qualification.