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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
How you will study
September, January, May
International course fees
Course code: OLUBF Level: 5
The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care provides you with the knowledge, values and skills required to become a competent health and social care practitioner who can work in an integrative environment.
This 240 credit, Level 5 course in Health and Social Care will enable you to progress your qualifications to degree level with automatic entitlement to study our online Level 6 BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care Top-up degree as long as you are working (paid or voluntary) in the health and social care sector.
You also have the option to exit with a Certificate of Higher Education and Health and Social Care by achieving 120 credits at Level 4.Apply Now
Who is this health and social care diploma course for?
It's ideally suited to school leavers who are working (paid or volunteering) in the health and social care sector or very well experienced workers who are now seeking the academic qualifications to validate their work experience and further develop their skills.
It provides the underpinning knowledge, theory and research so that you can progress with further study and qualify in specialist areas such as social work, nursing, teaching, occupational and other therapies.
This course suits a wide range of health and social care practitioners in the statutory, private, voluntary and charitable organisations within the health and social care sector, including:
What will I learn on the health and social care diploma course?
The course covers a broad range of subject areas to give you a well-rounded qualification. You'll learn about legislation and policy from a global perspective; safeguarding for children and adults, physical health conditions, health policy, social trends along with basic research skills.
In addition, you'll develop transferable skills sought by employers including communication, team working, research, problem solving, leadership skills and presentation skills.
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