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Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL044 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as: Health Care, Social Care, Leisure, Entertainment, Education and Training, Nursing. You could progress onto other distance learning courses and / or health related studies.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course involves the following units; Introduction to autism, Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, Communication and social interaction in individuals with Autism, Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism, Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism, Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives. 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 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.

Rhona Darling

Rhona Darling

Health & Social Care BTEC
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

Currently, I am a student midwife at De Montfort University in Leicester. Being able to study Health and Social Care and A Level Biology helped me prepare for university and provided me with the vocational skills and experiences, together with the academic ability, which gave me a significant advantage in an extremely competitive course and profession. It was the best decision I made choosing these courses.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

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

The College’s partnership with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an amazing opportunity for students. I have just started as a Health Care Assistant at Shrewsbury Hospital and other students will now have the advice and guidance to help them get experience and jobs in the NHS too.

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