Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Course Content
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 1 – Human Growth and Development throughout the lifespan
The Course takes a life span approach to human development and will examine development at different points throughout the life span. Students will study the important biological, social and emotional aspects that can impact upon human development. We consider ‘normative’ measurements of health and well-being and how these can be useful indicators of health and well-being but may also be considered problematic if expectations are not met.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 2 – Facilitating Communication Within Health and Social Care Settings (Part one)
Health and Social Care Workers are dealing with human beings every single day of their working lives and this can be demanding for both client and practitioner. Effective communication is important if there is to be a positive outcome in terms of ‘care values’. Different forms of communication are explored which includes verbal, non verbal, language, confidentiality and listening skills. In this section of the Course we examine the way that communication can break down and examine strategies that can enhance communication when delivering services.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 3 – Facilitating Communication Within Health and Social Care Settings (Part two)
Standards of care differ because of barriers such as language, culture, physical and mental illness and access to care can be impeded because of these factors. This issue examines care barriers whilst also examining important issues such as human rights, legislation that impacts upon care provision and how a positive care experience can be provided to overcome barriers that may make providing such an experience a challenge.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 4 – Focus on Social Issues
Health and well-being can be affected by the kind of environments that we mix in and the demands made upon us by others. In this issue we examine relationships, social class, gender issues and the area in which we live to examine how they may impact on the type of Care we are provided. We examine the Legislative Practices surrounding meeting Care Needs and assess whether they actually improve or impede the process of Care.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 5 – Physical, Social and Emotional aspects of Health
Health can also be impacted by our emotional state and in this topic we examine issues such as marital status of individuals, different environmental demands, issues related to social class and lifestyle choices made by individuals that can impact upon a positive or indeed negative care experience. We also examine personal barriers to the provision of care.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 6 – The Provision and Role of Public Health, Health Promotion and Epidemiology
Health and Social Care is not provided in a vacuum but has developed as a consequence of historical and legislative reform. This idea is developed in this module and we examine how care is influenced by issues such as legislative reform, budgetary restraints and how this impacts upon individuals who are providing care within an applied social or health setting. We examine how we can improve Public Health so that people can maximise their health by adopting positive strategies that can keep them healthy into old age. We also examine Health Statistics across different populations and countries to try and examine how disease is manifested in different areas, regions and Countries.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 7 – Strategies designed to prevent the spread of disease
This module develops the theme of the last Unit as we examine Public Health in greater details to examine ways in which organisations try to improve the health and well-being through campaigns designed to improve their well-being. However, progress can be impeded because of the way in which different people define ‘health’ and in this module we examine how Organisations such as the United Nations develop strategies to improve health across national boundaries. We examine issues such as how successful Health Prevention Campaigns actually are and indeed where improvements still need to be targeted.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 8 – Health and disease
In this module we examine strategies that are used to prevent and support health and prevent disease. The diagnosis and treatment of conditions is also examined as are prevention strategies to support well-being.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 9 – Research in Health and Social Care
This module examines the techniques used by epidemiologists to measure and define health care statistics across different regions and indeed countries. The importance of scientific, practice based research is examined and the relevance of this to public policy and care provision in the future is discussed. The different methods of data collection are discussed and students are encouraged to examine their strengths and weaknesses. This Unit encourages students to adopt a questioning approach to health and social care statistics and to examine local areas and regions in greater detail in relation to the spread and control of disease.
Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma Module 10 – Psychology of Health and Social Care.
Care does not occur in a social vacuum and people work in Health and Social Care teams. In this module we examine communication in greater detail especially team and group working to consider situations where individuals and indeed groups can assist or indeed impede health and social care practice. Various psychological theories are examined in this module and issues such as communication, problem solving and how study of the different psychological approaches may assist care delivery are discussed.
This Accredited Level 3 Health + Social Care Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.