The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge, theory and research to help you become a competent health and social care practitioner.
The Level 5 course enables you to further your study at degree level upon completion, with automatic entitlement to our online Level 6 BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care Top-up degree, providing that you are working or volunteering in the health and social care sector.
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Who is this health and social care diploma course for?
This course is ideally suited to a wide range of health and social care workers who may be school leavers or have significant work experience within the sector. Practitioners that benefit from this course include care assistants, family support workers, nursery assistants, teaching assistants and childminders.
Workers that are looking to validate their work experience with academic qualifications and further develop their skills will benefit from the Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care.
What will I learn on the health and social care diploma course?
Throughout the four year course you will cover a broad range of topics to give you a well-rounded perspective of health and social care. You will learn about health policy, health conditions, social trends, research skills and much more.
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In addition, you will also build a portfolio of transferable skills that are useful in the workplace including team working, communication, leadership and problem solving.