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Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL032 (1819)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is ideal for anyone hoping to work in the adult health and social care sector. People should enrol on this course if they wish to learn how to identify safeguarding issues, and uphold excellent standards of care provision for vulnerable adults.

  • What does the course involve

    In 2013, a total of 176,000 safeguarding alerts were reported to councils with Adult Social Services responsibilities. One third of these cases involved physical abuse and neglect, making this the most common cause of safeguarding alerts. This qualification will provide you with a thorough understanding of how you could help protect innocent and vulnerable people who might be suffering from abuse, harm or neglect within the adult health and social care industry and the importance of dignity and safeguarding, which could help reduce these shocking statistics. The course comprises four mandatory units: Unit 01: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care Unit 02: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practices Unit 03: Understanding duty of care in adult health and social care Unit 04: Understanding dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

  • How is the course assessed

    To pass this qualification with Shrewsbury College, students are required to complete the four mandatory units. A formal assessment is completed at the end of each unit and submitted to us for marking.

  • Additional Notes

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

  • 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.

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Career Options

  • Social workers

    Up to £22,000

  • Senior care workers

    Up to £13,000


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