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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL050 (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is aimed at individuals working within the health and social care sector, looking to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of personal care needs.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this programme, although the qualification is designed for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course comprises the following 6 Mandatory Units.

    Mandatory Units –

    • Understand person-centred care.
    • Understand how to support personal hygiene.
    • Understand foot care for individuals.
    • Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health.
    • Understand pressure area care.
    • Understand Sepsis.
  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete 2 formal Assessments (one after each module) submitted to us for marking.

  • How much does it cost?

    This course is currently being offered FREE of charge. If, however, the learner is withdrawn without completing the course a fee may be charged to cover the cost of administration, course materials and registration.

  • Additional Notes

    You can start this course anytime.

  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations if relevant, and tutor support. Please note: If course fees are applicable, then they will be payable at the time of your enrolment.

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.

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.

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Career Options

  • Care workers and home carers

    Up to £17,000

  • Educational support assistants

    Up to £17,000


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