Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 5)
Course Overview The Qualification has been created to develop and reward the business health and social care workers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health and social care sector. The rationale …
The Qualification has been created to develop and reward the business health and social care workers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health and social care sector. The rationale of the program is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their management and care capabilities within the health and social care sector.
- Academic Study Skills
- Communication for Health and Social Care
- An Introduction to Healthcare Policy
- Reflective Practice
- Managing People in Health and Social Care
- Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health
- Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care
- The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care
- Research Project
- Partnership working in Health and Social Care
- Working with Service users with Complex Needs
- Analyzing, synthesizing and summarizing information critically.
- The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding, the ability to think independently and solve problems.
- Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
- Recognize the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
- An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision.
- Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
- Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing needs.
- Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment.
- To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.
Approved Centers are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to the applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the center, will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access, for this qualification applicants must be aged 18 or over. It is envisaged that learners entering the Level 4 Diploma will have a Level 3 qualification. Learners entering the Level 5 Diploma will have a Level 4 qualification.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.