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Health & Social Care
Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL036 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is designed for learners who are working in a range of settings within the public, private or voluntary sectors and who wish to raise their awareness of mental health.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    This qualification aims to broaden learners’ knowledge of mental ill-health and the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. Learners will develop an awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions and how they may affect people’s day-to-day lives. Learners will also gain an insight into how these conditions can be successfully managed. The course comprises ten mandatory units arranged into four modules: Unit 01: Understanding Mental Health Unit 02: Understanding Stress Unit 03: Understanding Anxiety Unit 04: Understanding Phobias Unit 05: Understanding Depression Unit 06: Understanding Post-Natal Depression Unit 07: Understanding Bipolar Disorder Unit 08: Understanding Schizophrenia Unit 09: Understanding Dementia Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete four formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    The qualification is currently designated as a target-bearing full Level 2 qualification and is mapped to the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards and the knowledge set for dementia from Skills for Care. Consequently, employers can be assured that staff who complete this programme are meeting industry standards. 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 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.

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.

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 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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