Course Code: SM1HE127 UCAS Code: L518 Adult Health and Social Care - Certificate of Higher Education* Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday Time09:15 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis programme is designed for those working or wishing to work within the adult health and social care sector. This may include those working in a variety of settings such as dementia care, domiciliary care, drug and alcohol services and support services for those with mental health concerns. Roles would include dementia care specialist, domiciliary, drug and alcohol practitioners and mental health support practitioners. In line with the need for more integrated and collaborative working this will also include those working in NHS and the voluntary sector. The Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care allows you to formulate robust links from theory to practice supporting you to become a compassionate and effective practitioner. The unique features of this progrgamme will be developing a range of employability skills sought by the Adult and Social Care Sector, including developing resilience, reflective practice and reviewing legal and ethical issues that are pertinent to the sector. The unique features of this programme is that it works in conjunction with a range of sector specialist that inform and contribute to the Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care. Meet the tutor - LISA GALLOWAY Industry Background: Lisa has worked in the prison service, as a drug support worker and in residential care. Areas of Expertise: Legal and Ethical Issues in Care Work, Equality and Diversity, Anti-discriminatory Practice, Human Right, Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Safeguarding, Ageing, Health and Wellbeing. Entry RequirementsFor admission onto the Certificate in Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care, you are required to hold a level 3 qualification in a related health and social care discipline. You will also need English GCSE grade 4/C or above or functional skills at level 2 to secure a place on this programme. This will ensure you have the academic skills and knowledge of the health and social care sector to aid your progression onto degree level study Relevant qualifications may include:- Level 3 Health and Social Care (BTEC National Diploma) NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health-related diplomas) There is a mandatory requirement of a minimum of 4 hours a week of paid or voluntary work in an adult health care setting. and social care setting, proof of this place will be required before commencing the programme. Qualification ObtainedCertHE Adult Health and Social Care Industry Placement and Field TripsThis covered in the mandatory voluntary or employed hours in the sector as specified in the Entry Requirements Learning and Teaching MethodsDuring the Certificate in Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care, you will experience many forms of teaching which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and small scale research tasks. External visits from sector specialists will forge strong links between theory and practice and further provide the opportunity to explore the sector. There is strong emphasis on peer collaboration within classroom work. Progress tutorials will provide support and guidance as you go through your academic journey with us and a named progress tutor will provide personalised support. Our partners for success team can offer academic support and careers guidance A typical workload for this programme will require attendance at University for 1 day per week where you will participate in 3 taught sessions a day and both group and independent progress tutorials. Further independent study of approximately 10 hours per module a week is advisable; this includes further reading, planning and writing time. Expert Tutors You will be taught by a range of expert tutors who have a wealth of experience and a wide range of qualifications that relate to the Adult Health and Social Care Sector. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study SM4MD173 20 No Reflective Practice and Professional Development SM4MD174 20 No Legal and Ethical Practice SM4MD175 20 No Quality Improvement SM4MD176 20 No Policy and Legislation in Health and Social Care SM4MD177 20 No Safeguarding SM4MD178 20 No Assessment MethodsYou will experience diverse forms of assessment during your Certificate of Higher Education including essay writing, report writing and case study work which will specifically link to the skills and attributes required within the vast area of Adult Health and Social Care. Communication is seen as a significant focus on the programme with the opportunity to develop small scale presentation skills within a group situation. This is necessary to be an effective practitioner when working with health and allied services. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 80% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 20% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededSpecialist equipment required to achieve the learning outcomes of this programme are provided by the College, but stationery and printing will be required at an additional cost. A DBS is mandatory for the placement element of the programme; however the college is not compelled to pay for this so in some cases you may need to cover the cost of the DBS. Use of a laptop would be beneficial throughout the course to enable you to research and submit your coursework electronically. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 344 0 0 Independent 856 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Career Options and ProgressionOn completion of the Certificate in Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care you may wish to proceed to the Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care. You may also be able to progress to a wide range of careers including drug and alcohol worker. Pastoral team worker, dementia specialist roles, social care worker and a healthcare assistant within the NHS and allied services.