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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL035 (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is aimed at anybody who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of common health conditions. It will particularly appeal to individuals who have a professional or personal interest in arthritis care, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and sensory loss awareness. It will also appeal to organisations within the health and social care sector that provide support to individuals with conditions such as these. It has relevance to all types of health-care settings, including care homes, hospitals and domiciliary care.

  • What does the course involve?

    As well as enabling learners to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, this programme will help to encourage or consolidate good practice in the workplace. The course also provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training requirements of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to better support people with some of the most common health conditions in the UK today. Module A: Unit 1: Arthritis awareness Unit 2: Stroke awareness Module B: Unit 3: Dementia awareness Unit 4: Parkinson’s disease awareness Module C: Unit 5: Sensory loss Unit 6: Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification with Shrewsbury College, students are required to complete all six units. A formal assessment is completed at the end of each module 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.

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.

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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