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Overview

The Qualifi Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, allows learners to acquire knowledge in the following aspects;


1. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding
the ability to think independently and solve problems
2. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
3. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct
4. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
5. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
6. To develop transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing
7. To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.

Entry Requirements

The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview and the candidates will be expected to hold the following:

  • Learners who possess Qualifications at Level 2 and/or; QUALIFI Level 3 Diploma in H&SC Specification December 2016

  •  Learners who have work experience in the health and social care sector and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals

  •  Learners who possess a level 3 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their careers in health and social care.

In certain circumstances, students with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 5 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education post-graduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be Academic.

Qualification Structure

The QUALIFI Diploma in Health and Social Care is a Level 3 Qualification made up of 60 credits. There are mandatory and optional units for this Qualification. All units cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each module has the equivalency of 10 credits.

QUALIFI Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care comprises 6 Units in total.
The Diploma requires 4 Mandatory Units and a minimum of 2 Optional Units.

Mandatory Units

  • An Introduction to Health and Social Care (10 Credits): Learners will come to understand what it is like to work in Health and Social Care, the responsibilities in line with maintaining the health and safety and safeguarding rights of individuals in their care. Always being aware of issues around data protection, confidentiality and possibilities for discriminatory practice.

  • Communication for Health and Social Care (10 Credits):  Being able to communicate effectively is a pre-requisite in any positive interaction, be this with a service user, carer, colleague or external agency. We take communication for granted but in Health and Social care there are many methods of communication which we need to be proficient in.
    During this unit learners will look at the variety of methods of communication used within Health and Social care practice. Be able to outline principles of effective communication and how to identify and overcome common barriers to high quality communication.

  • Promoting Health in the Population (10 Credits): Promoting Health is the responsibility of everyone who works in Health and Social care. It is also an important government agenda. So how do we as individuals promote the health of our service users and the government promote health within the wider population?
    Within this unit we will look at how the government through organisations such as Public Health England try to improve the health of the population, we will look at policies and activities they undertake to improve the health of the nation. We will also look at their role in monitoring the populations health. What factors can affect health and the government’s role in trying to reduce these will be discussed.

  • Person-Centred Care (10 Credits): Within this unit learners will look at the role of person centred care in their interactions with service users. They also consider other models of care delivery and discuss their strengths and weaknesses in delivering care needs to different populations of service users. Delivering high quality care is not always easy and we will look at potential ethical issues that could arise and how these could be dealt with.

Optional Units

  • Understanding Diabetes Care (10 Credits):  Diabetes especially Type 2 Diabetes is a growing Healthcare issue in the UK. Many service users will have diabetes and the associated complications associated with it. This can seriously affect quality of life and in some cases, can lead to the need for limb amputation causing enormous physical and psychological challenges for the service user.
    An understanding of the physiology behind the condition, associated complications and associated treatment and care needs will enhance your understanding and care of these service users.

  • Understanding Stroke Care (10 Credits): During this unit, the learners will study the types of Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and the symptoms displayed including mobility and speech and swallowing problems. Diagnostic tools utilised in identifying the cause of the CVA will be covered.
    Learners will look at the role of acute care in maximising a positive outcome and the longer-term treatment supplied by the rehabilitation team. Measures that could reduce the incidence of CVA will be examined as well as looking at support available for both those following a CVA and their family. Aids to communication will be covered. The benefit of specialised Stroke units in positive outcomes will be discussed.

  • Understanding Dementia Care (10 Credits):  Dementia is a growing Healthcare issue in the UK. Many service users will have dementia and the associated complications associated with it. This can seriously affect quality of life not only for the service user but for their family and friends. The psychological and physical burden of caring for someone with Dementia is huge.

Duration and Delivery

This Qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flixible in it's delivery in order to accommodate part-time distance learning. 

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars and online by approved ventres only

Assessments and Verification

All units include summative assessments. Assessments are handed out by course tutors and marked in line with the marking processes.
Assessment is varied and may include; written reports, presentations, group work, viva, a worked-based project and personal development plan.

The tutors will also act as assessors. This will contribute to the verification of the student submitting their own work and will act against cheating or plagiarism as the student will be known.

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