Health and Social Care Diploma Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.HSC which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245.00 UK.

Course Description

Health and Social Care Diploma Course

What is health and social care?

The abbreviation for health and social care in the UK is HSC also known as H&SC. This relates to the care services that are readily available from health and social care workers or providers. This is a generic term which encompasses the whole of the healthcare provision, private and public sector infrastructure.

This open college diploma course offers an introductory study in a broad range of health care sectors ideal for carers, social workers education and leisure or health promotion and management personnel.

Job opportunities related to this subject in health and social care can lead to the following:

  • Adult education lecturer
  • Local community development worker
  • Healthcare service manager
  • Pharmaceutical or medical sales agent
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Healthcare journalist
  • Health and safety adviser
  • Counsellor consultant
  • Dietician
  • Social working

Health and social care workers might be working alongside or within National Health Services the NHS or in residential care homes and possibly including hostels or working with affordable and homeless people which can also extend to other associated areas such as alcohol and drug users.

This subject would be ideally suited to people who first and foremost feel comfortable with and enjoy befriending others especially those in need, someone who naturally works well in a mentoring or counselling scenario.

This course would be a good stepping stone or preparation in developing your taste for a further career in health and social care related work.

Typical employers

  • Local councils and authorities
  • NHS
  • Social services
  • Schools
  • Private care homes
  • Residential practices
  • Private hospitals

This course generally covers rights and values, service provision, various responsibilities in care settings, practitioner roles and professional standards, understanding human behaviour and basic psychology, communication skills and all round general health and well-being.

Scores allow you to build awareness and understanding and a taste for the many issues that arise within health and social care.

This course looks at a breath of material expressed by the voices of service users, lay carers and professionals in practice, as well as research and academic feedback.

Offers links between practice and theory along with real practice scenarios and examples. An ideal resource for any student undertaking introductory or intermediates courses or degrees across the vast area of health and social care.

This course is open to anyone with or without any background training or experience. This must be considered as an introduction to the subject and is awarded an open college diploma to demonstrate the completion of your written element in the stimulating subject.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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