• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Business Management

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Management 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Enterprise

  • Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

  • Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management

  • Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

  • Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Qualifi Level 4 & Level 5 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Overview

Entry Requirements

The Level 4 & 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care programmes offered provide the opportunity for individuals to forge a career in health and social care by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions. The course aims for the following 5 themes of an academic plan:


1: Pursuing Excellence - Apply self-reflective, analytical, evaluative, intellectual, and transferable skills in private and public sectors.


2: Practice-led, knowledge-applied - Enable students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills required of a flexible creative practitioner.

3: Interdisciplinary - Develop a learner who is responsive to the changing interdisciplinary landscape, able to adapt to changing needs, paraprofessional roles and inter-professional working.


4: Employability-driven - To provide individuals with the knowledges, skills and behaviours necessary to forge a career within the health and social care sector, through the acquisition of in depth knowledge and understanding.


5: Internationalisation - Develop an understanding of the impact of diverse and cultural issues within health and social care.

QUALIFI Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care:

  •  Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards;

  •  Learners who have spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop;

  •  Learners seeking further professional development and gain work related skills and know-how.

QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care:

  •  Learners who possess Qualifications at Level 3 and/or 4;

  •  Learners who have work experience at a managerial level and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;

  •  Learners who possess a first degree in another discipline and want to develop their careers in health and social care or business.

Qualification Structure

All units are mandatory. All units cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes.
Students are required to complete all modules at Level 4 to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care. Students will be expected to complete all units at Level 4 and Level 5 to gain the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Qualifi Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care comprises 6 Units in total.
The Certificate requires 6 Mandatory Units at Level 4.

  • Academic Study Skills (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop the necessary skills and understanding to study effectively within higher education. This will enable learners to acquire the necessary reflective and critical thinking skills required to achieve individual learning potential.

  • Communicating in Health and Social Care (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings and its importance for effective service delivery. 

  • An Introduction to Healthcare Policy (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to develop your awareness of different influences on healthcare and their effect on the development of policy. Evaluation of healthcare policy will allow learners to examine what are the key contemporary issues for those making policy, providers and those receiving support. 

  • Reflective Practice (20 Credits): This unit is designed to introduce the learner to reflective practice in all its forms. Reflections on practice and in practice are important concepts in Health and Social Care and feed into the idea of self -development linking theory to practice.

  • Managing People in Health and Social Care (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the processes involved in the recruitment, management and development of people in the health and social care workplace.
    In this unit learners will investigate the processes involved in the management of individuals in the health and social care workplace and how to facilitate change in the organisation.

  • Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is for learners to gain an understanding of sociological concepts of health and ill health and their application to care practice in health and social care. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of the nature of contemporary society and its influences on the perception of health and ill health.
    Learners will explore how society is structured in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family and households and its impact on health and wellbeing.

Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care comprises 5 Units in total.
The Diploma requires 5 Mandatory Units at Level 5.

  • Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care (20 Credits): All Health and Social care professionals have professional codes of conduct. The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice within the sector. 

  • The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care  (20 Credits): Quality is an essential component of health and social care services and a concept with many different interpretations and perspectives. The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding of different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it is evaluated in order to empower and involve users of services.

  • Research Project  (40 Credits): This unit aims to develop the learner’s skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a small pilot investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme or professional development.

  • Partnership working in Health and Social Care  (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care.
    Learners will explore the nature of partnership on three levels. First they will examine partnerships with users of services that empower individuals to make informed decisions and encourage independence. Second they will consider partnerships between different professionals within health and social care and explore inter-agency working. Finally, learners will investigate organisational partnerships and examine different ways of joint working.

  • Working with Service users with Complex Needs (20 Credits): The aim of this unit is to help learners to understand issues of health, disability and illness and how health care professionals can empower those with complex physical and mental health needs to determine their own care.
     

Duration and Delivery

Both Level 4 & 5 Programmes in Health and Social Care are 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

Progressions

Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care will allow progress to:

 

  • The QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or

  •  The second year of undergraduate study in health and social care; or

  •  Directly into employment in an associated profession.

Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care allow progress to:

  •  The final year of an undergraduate degree; or

  • Directly into employment in an associated profession

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