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COURSE OVERVIEW

The course follows a logical and familiar structure; very similar to the way we live our lives. Once the (essential) background material, largely concerning applicable legislation and our wonderful National Health Service, has been clearly laid out, it begins in earnest with a thorough examination of child development. You are then given an insight into many of the common health issues that affect most of us throughout our lives, including common diseases and illnesses like cancer. Subsequent units help you understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, and their impact on society. The course also deals with the mental health issues linked to all of these.

Within the "health" section, we also explore the symptoms and treatment of various conditions, the importance of nutrition (prevention rather than cure!), and the physical and emotional effects of eating disorders.

LEGISLATION

Legislation affects us all in every part of our lives, and the caring professions have their own rules, regulations and legal compliance requirements to deal with. A helpful section clearly explains the relevant legislation affecting those working in the health and social care fields, and how those laws influence policy and practice within the sector.

THE NHS

The section dealing with our National Health Service (NHS) is one of the most interesting modules for many students, and it is squarely placed right at the beginning of the course. Love it or loathe it, the NHS is at the core of care delivery in the UK, but very few people know very much about its history or the way it works. This module takes a look at the inside workings of the NHS, how it has evolved and grown since its creation, some of its most significant developments and successes, and its operational strategy.

The course deals in some depth with the role of the childcare and education sectors, and the control, coordination and administration operations delivered by OFSTED in its role as the regulator. Finally you are given a grounding in the sensitive issues surrounding abuse, including domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and how to ensure both you and those in your care stay safe at all times.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying Health and Social Care with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch. This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and measure their progress much more effectively.

The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. But with My Distance Learning College, because you have all the materials available from the outset, you can move faster through sections you are more confident with, and take more time over the deeper ideas that need more thought and understanding.

Focus Award Accredited at Level 3

This course has been endorsed by Focus Awards through their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme. The content and depth of study required have been benchmarked at Level 3.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established in 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful graduation you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Don't delay, order today. This course will really give you some traction, and get you moving fast.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level 3 course, but there are no entry restrictions. You just need a keen interest in the subject.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

Learning Outcomes

 

  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF READING MATERIALS WHICH WOULD SUPPORT A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY FEATURES OF DEVELOPMENT THEORY
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES RELATING TO LIFE EXPECTANCY
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN FEATURES AND THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF A RANGE OF SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES RELATING TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL USE
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF EATING DISORDERS
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN ASPECTS OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND DEPRESSION
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF ABUSE AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN FEATURES OF KEY LEGISLATION
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NHS AND ITS SERVICES
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN FEATURES OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND ITS SERVICES
  • UNDERSTAND THE MAIN ASPECTS OF FOSTERING
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY ASPECTS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM AND OFSTED


Snapshot

Unit 1 - The National Health Service

Timeline of the NHS
Professional Roles in the NHS
Accident and Emergency Services
Minor Injuries Unit
Walk-In Centres


Unit 2 - Health & Social Care Legislation

Human Rights Act
Health Act
Mental Health Act
Mental Capacity Act
Suicide Act
Children Acts
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Equalities Act


Unit 3 - Human Growth & Development

Definition and Phases of Growth
Stages of Development
Life Expectancy
Quality of Life Issues
Psychological Health
Physical Quality
Poverty in the UK
Stress Management
Unit 4 - Ill Health
Concepts of health
Cancer
Alzheimer’s
Cerebral palsy
Cystic fibrosis
Down’s syndrome


Unit 5 - Child Care

Early years
The National Curriculum
Office for Standards in Education
Fostering Services


Unit 6 - Mental Health

Depressive Conditions
Drug and Substance Addiction
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders


Unit 7 - Social Care

Ethical Practice
Care Planning
Access to Services


Unit 8 - Abuse

Types of Abuse
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
Elder Abuse
Staying Safe

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate of achievement in Health and Social Care from Focus Award. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.


This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Focus Awards is requalted as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. FQP programmes are designed to give formal recognition to courses in a wide range of subjects that fall outside the QCF. They are not qualifications; on successful graduation from the course you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

FQP courses are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will the course cover?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite at this level, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is the course accredited?

This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

What does the course prepare me for?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. Certificates will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

How do I send in my work?

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

What do I receive once I order the course?

We will send you ALL the course materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

The course should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, the course can be completed in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

There is a suggested word count given for the tutor marked assignments, but it is more important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with the course. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?

Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site: www.mydistance-learning-college.com.

Do I need a computer to take the course?

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Is the course paper-based or online?

The course is paper-based and comes in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your course immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your course materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

Why did you decide to become a nurse?

I moved into nursing quite ‘late on’. I left school at 16 and worked as a receptionist for 15 years at a surgery; although it was something I was good at, I felt that I needed a change and I wanted to be able to help people.

I knew that I wanted to become a nurse but I was unsure if it would even be possible because I did not have any qualifications in the area. I enrolled on an evening course at my local college, to study health and social care level 2, and also asked a nurse colleague at work if I could shadow her on my days off. After completing my level 2 studies, I moved on to level 3 and had the opportunity to get work experience in a range of different settings. It was during this experience that I realised that I preferred working with adults, so when I applied to university, it was for a BSc (Hons) in adult nursing.

I had to leave work in order to study as it was a 3 year full-time course; I was sad to leave my colleagues but I also knew I was moving in the right direction.

I spent 50% of my time on placement, which I loved and the remaining time attending university lectures and workshops.

How much can I earn?

The starting salary for graduate nurses is typically £21,388, rising to £27,901, although this is likely to be higher for those living in London.

For nurses at senior level (bands 7-9 in the NHS), salaries range from £30, 764 - £98,453.

Working as a nurse can involve working unsociable hours, but payment is made for this to NHS staff. For those working on a Sunday or public holidays for example, salaries are paid at time plus 60%.

Career Progression

When nurses first begin in their careers, they are subject to a supported probationary period; after successfully completing this, the majority of nurses in acute hospital settings can progress from staff nurse positions to junior sister / charge nurse within 2 – 3 years.

Depending on the development of management skills and specialist knowledge, there are also opportunities for progression to specialist clinical roles, or matron, or director of nursing positions.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The course follows a logical and familiar structure; very similar to the way we live our lives. Once the (essential) background material, largely concerning applicable legislation and our wonderful National Health Service, has been clearly laid out, it begins in earnest with a thorough examination of child development. You are then given an insight into many of the common health issues that affect most of us throughout our lives, including common diseases and illnesses like cancer. Subsequent units help you understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, and their impact on society. The course also deals with the mental health issues linked to all of these.

Within the "health" section, we also explore the symptoms and treatment of various conditions, the importance of nutrition (prevention rather than cure!), and the physical and emotional effects of eating disorders.

LEGISLATION

Legislation affects us all in every part of our lives, and the caring professions have their own rules, regulations and legal compliance requirements to deal with. A helpful section clearly explains the relevant legislation affecting those working in the health and social care fields, and how those laws influence policy and practice within the sector.

THE NHS

The section dealing with our National Health Service (NHS) is one of the most interesting modules for many students, and it is squarely placed right at the beginning of the course. Love it or loathe it, the NHS is at the core of care delivery in the UK, but very few people know very much about its history or the way it works. This module takes a look at the inside workings of the NHS, how it has evolved and grown since its creation, some of its most significant developments and successes, and its operational strategy.

The course deals in some depth with the role of the childcare and education sectors, and the control, coordination and administration operations delivered by OFSTED in its role as the regulator. Finally you are given a grounding in the sensitive issues surrounding abuse, including domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and how to ensure both you and those in your care stay safe at all times.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying Health and Social Care with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch. This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and measure their progress much more effectively.

The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. But with My Distance Learning College, because you have all the materials available from the outset, you can move faster through sections you are more confident with, and take more time over the deeper ideas that need more thought and understanding.

Focus Award Accredited at Level 3

This course has been endorsed by Focus Awards through their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme. The content and depth of study required have been benchmarked at Level 3.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established in 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful graduation you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Don't delay, order today. This course will really give you some traction, and get you moving fast.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level 3 course, but there are no entry restrictions. You just need a keen interest in the subject.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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Thank you for contacting My Distance Learning College Jacki. You can find all of the units that you will be covering in the course if you visit this link: http://mydistance-learning-college.com/health-and-social-care.html - and select: Snapshot. These are the areas that you will be studying and the assignments will be based on the units.
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