A British Degree in Health and Social Care
In today's fast-changing care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. This degree provides a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, and the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.During the first two years, you will study with Qualifi, an Ofqual registered awarding body in the UK. The final year will be with Birmingham City University. These course can be completed in your home country - minimising the cost and maximising the benefit to you.
This degree covers a broad range of healthcare issues allowing for careers in social care, leisure, education and health promotion and management. The types of jobs that are directly related to this degree includes: health care or hospital manager; international NGO manager; community development worker; lecturer; health promotion specialist, medical sales representative, childcare manager, health advocate, social services case worker or advocate.
The Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care (H&SC) provides the opportunity for individuals to forge a career by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding of the health and social care industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions within related organisations. The overall learning outcomes of the Diploma are:
This course is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to be successful in a health and social care career at a supervisory or management level. The units in the course provide a strong foundation in the profession and you will be able to make an immediate and meaningful contribution in the management of health and social care. You can choose from a wide range of specialisation courses including health promotion, social policy, public health, managing human resources, psychology, counselling skills, supporting independent living and more. .
Level 4 Subjects
Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
Develop an awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings and its importance for effective service delivery.
Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
This unit covers the responsibilities that health and social care managers have to ensure health and safety in the workplace and among workers.
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Being an effective manager in health and social care requires managing your own health and social care setting first. This course helps you develop as a reflective practitioner so you can do that.
Study the many factors that impact social policy in health and social care, including historical, conceptual, political, regional, national and other agents of social change
The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care
Sociological factors like age, ethnicity, social class, family structure and income all contribute to health and wellbeing in contemporary society. This unit explores the impact of these factors
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
Informing and empowering users of health and social care gives them the ability to make better decisions and be more independent. You will learn about factors that influence participation and choice in health and social care and how to
Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
This unit covers the different types of abuse that can occur in a community. You will learn how to recognise signs of abuse and factors that lead to vulnerability, as well as support and solutions for victims
Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
Learn how to develop successful strategies for recruiting, developing and managing professionals in the health and social care workplace.
Level 5 Subjects
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that promote good practice.
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
The effective delivery of health and social care is done by teams. This unit gives you a deep understanding of how to promote effective partnerships across the spectrum of care providers.
This unit gives you the ability to conduct a sustained research investigation directly related to your higher education and professional goals as you learn the skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis.
Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Individuals have diverse and specific needs, and it’s critical to understand the services available to address them, as well as how legislation and organisations support them.
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
Explore how a range of health and social care issues are presented in the media and influence public perceptions.
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Learn how to analyse and evaluate the different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it’s used to empower and involve patients
Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care
Managing costs, resources and budgets while balancing efficiency with effectiveness is a critical skill for managers in health and social care. This unit helps you understand how to do that.
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Health and social care services are continually subjected to many types of change: political, legal, organisational, demographic, cultural and technological. Gain an understanding of these factors including how to evaluate and facilitate them.
Birmingham City University
B Sc (Hons) Professional Studies in Health and Social Care
This online course is for health and social care practitioners working in the UK, EU and Overseas. It offers an exciting opportunity for practitioners from diverse health and social care settings such as nurses, assistant practitioners, operating department practitioners, paramedics and administrators to learn together, while at the same time topping up to a degree.
The programme comprises a suite of eight non-competency-based modules which are relevant to all practitioners working within a health and social care setting.
The flexibility of the online programme enables you to meet your Continuous Professional Development requirements while maintaining a balance between work and home life at a pace and place that suits you.
The full Award also requires you to undertake the core modules and to select 4 from the menu of 5 optional modules.
The core modules include
The optional modules are