The programmes provide the opportunity for individuals to forge a career in health and social care by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions. Learners are required to complete all units at Level 4 to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care.
The qualification will:
- prepare learners for employment, and
- support a range of roles in the workplace, and
- provides personal and professional development to working professionals, and
- help learners to become qualified managers with progression to Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Qualification Accreditation and Recognition
Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care is accredited at Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at Level 4 which is equivalent to the UK University Year 1. It is also an internationally recognised qualification, awarded by Qualifi and accredited by Ofqual (Regulator in England) at Level 4 with 120 credits.
Learning Objectives of Level 4 Diploma in Health And Social Care
Students studying for the Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care will be expected to develop the following skills during the programme of study:
- Acquire the necessary reflective and critical thinking skills required to achieve individual learning potential.
- Develop the learner’s awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings and its importance for effective service delivery.
- Develop your awareness of different influences on healthcare and their effect on the development of policy
- Allow learners to examine what are the key contemporary issues for those making policy, providers and those receiving support.
- Identify and explain models of reflection used in health and social care
- Understand the processes involved in the recruitment, management and development of people in the health and social care workplace.
- Explore how society is structured in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family and households and its impact on health and wellbeing.
- To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.
- Allow learners to get progressions to next level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care to achieve over 240 credits leading to the University final year.
Learners are required to complete six units to achieve the full Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Total credits are 120. Each unit has 20 credits.
Unit 1: Academic Study Skills
Unit 2: Communicating in Health and Social Care
Unit 3: An Introduction to Healthcare Policy
Unit 4: Reflective Practice
Unit 5: Managing People in Health and Social Care
Unit 6: Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health
The vocational and applied nature of the qualification means that different types of learners would benefit from attending a programme of study and achieving the qualification. Learners who have recently completed compulsory education and have chosen to follow a career in health and social care or related area to acquire the key skills and knowledge to successfully enter the workplace. This qualification is also suitable for learners who are re-entering employment after a period of absence and for those who are seeking a career change to health and social care.
After completion of this qualification, you can study further by taking one of the following qualifications to achieve 240 credits at Level 5
- Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care