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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL043 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    Care planning is about addressing an individual’s full range of needs whilst accounting for their circumstances and preferences. It helps individuals to be involved in decisions about their care and to achieve the outcomes they want. This qualification will help learners to understand their role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care or support, the development and implementation of care plans and contributing to the review of these by observing, monitoring and reporting on the care activities they’re responsible for. You could progress onto other distance learning courses and / or health related studies.

  • Entry Requirements

    This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to enter employment in, or progress within, a number of sectors where an understanding of care planning is important. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in healthcare or social care. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course involves 6 mandatory units; Understanding person-centred thinking and planning, Care planning for the care worker, Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings, Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene, Understanding continence care, Principles of supporting sleep. How is the course assessed? To pass this qualification with Shrewsbury College, learners are required to complete 6 mandatory units. A formal assessment is completed at the end of each module and submitted to us for marking.

  • How much does it cost?

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without completing the course, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the course materials.

  • Additional Notes

    No entry requirements. No concessions.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email odlenquiries@scg.ac.uk. We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Megan O’Neill

Megan O’Neill

Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

 I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.

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Career Options

  • Senior care workers

    Up to £23,000

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  • Care workers and home carers

    Up to £22,000

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