Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Description


Providing high quality Health and Social Care services requires an understanding and effective implementation of a multitude of subjects. The topics on this course are specially selected to give students a detailed understanding of the key issues in social care. This well-recognised and internationally transferable award, can equip you with the skills you need to begin working within the Health and Social Care Sector, or can be used for further study at degree level.

Entry Requirements

    • Students must hold a Level 3 Diploma (or higher), A Level qualification or equivalent
    • Basic English reading and writing skills
    • All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Module Structure

    • Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Health and Social Care practices
    • Human growth and development
    • Essential anatomy and physiology for care practitioners
    • Health and Disease
    • Care and Communication
    • Focus on social issues
    • Socialisation, attachment and lifestyle
    • Focus on disease models

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

    • High intensity therapist
    • Social worker
    • Medical sales representative
    • Community development worker
    • Health service manager
    • Family support worker