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Qualification title:Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Qualification type:Vocational Related Qualification
Accreditation status:Accredited
Credit Equivalency:120
Qualification number (RQF):601/5058/0
Progression routes:Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care or second of 3 year Honours
Availability:UK and international
Next Qualification Review date:30/11/2020

The Qualification has been created to develop and reward the business health and social care workers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health and social care sector. The rationale of the programmes is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their management and care capabilities within the health and social care sector.

  • Academic Study Skills
  • Communication for Health and Social Care
  • An Introduction to Healthcare Policy
  • Reflective Practice
  • Managing People in Health and Social Care
  • Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health
Academic Study Skills:
  • Skills and understanding to study effectively within higher education, in particular, reflective and critical thinking skills.
Communication for Health and Social Care:
  • Awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings.
  • The importance of effective service delivery.
An Introduction to Healthcare Policy:
  • Awareness of different influences on healthcare and their effect on the development of policy.
  • Evaluation of healthcare policy.
  • Examine what are the key contemporary issues for those making policy, providers and those receiving support.
Reflective Practice:
  • Reflective practice in all its forms.
  • Reflections on practice and in practice are important concepts in health and social care
  • Feed into the idea of self -development linking theory to practice.
Managing People in Health and Social Care:
  • The processes involved in the recruitment, management and development of people in the health and social care workplace.
  • Facilitating change in the organisation.
Sociology Concepts in Health and ill Health:
  • Sociological concepts of health and ill health and their application to care practice in health and social care.
  • How society is structured in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family and households and its impact on health and well-being.
  1. Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically
  2. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
  3. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  4. 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.
  5. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
  6. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
  7. To develop transferable skills and knowledge.
  8. Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment
  9. To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.
  • 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.

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