Health and Social Care Level 4


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Level 4

ABC Awards

120 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £499.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The Health and Social Care Level 4 home learning course is ideal for anyone who simply wishes to increase their knowledge or improve their career prospects in a Health and Social Care environment.

A career in Health and Social care is a rewarding career and there are a wide range of opportunities available to enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who welcome a challenge.

The Health & Social Care Level 4 course will help you gain a high level of understanding of health and social care practices and help you gain a good knowledge of care, communication and support strategies. You will look at care planning and discover how research methods can be used to deliver health and social care.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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Unit 1: Context and Reflection
Historical overview of health and social care services
Organisation of care services and provision
Policy, regulation, enforcement, funding
Theories of learning and professional knowledge
Evidence-based practice
Ethical issues and reflective practice
Professional development and peer support

Unit 2: Ethical Principles and Values
Values, ethics and rights
Safe practice in care environments
Ethical considerations
Mental Health
Issues of gender, age, ability, religion and sexuality
Non-discriminatory practice
Care values and care standards

Unit 3: Supporting Individuals and Managing Care
Understanding care relationships
Support needs and policy influences
Supporting people through change
Communication, empowerment and advocacy
Managing yourself and other people
Managing care activities
Managing quality and change

Unit 4: Assessment and Care Planning
Assessment of needs
Rationale of assessment
Risk assessment
Contextualising assessment
Models and tools for assessment
Care planning policy
Models of care planning
Recording care plans
User-defined outcomes
Monitoring and review

Unit 5: Health Education and Promotion
Approaches to health education and promotion
Models of behaviour change
Planning and implementing a health campaign
Models of health
Diet and health
Media influence
Theoretical perspectives
Evaluation and outcome measures

Unit 6: Research Methods
The nature of knowledge
Research related to practice
Reading research
Evaluating research
Conducting research
Research methods
Data analysis
Research ethics
Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.


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