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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 4 - Part Time

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Course overview


What Does The Programme Include

All units will be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and Development’s QCF Assessment Principles. Assessment decisions for competence based learning outcomes will be made by an occupationally competent assessor. Expert witnesses can be used for direct observation where they have occupational expertise for specialist areas or the observation is of a particularly sensitive nature. The use of expert witnesses will be determined and agreed by the assessor. Assessment decisions for knowledge based learning outcomes will be made by an assessor qualified to make assessment decisions.

Entry Requirements

Completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and relevant senior job role or responsibilities in the Health and Social Care sector.

Additional Information

In additon to direct observations, you will need to complete and pass a number of written assignments to achieve this qualification.

Potential Future Career

You can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership Health and Social Care or specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.

Course Content

The mandatory units are:

  • Work in partnership
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  • Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Health and safety
  • Professional practice
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  • Understand safeguarding and protection


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