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Health & Social Care Studies - Level 3 Course

Distance Learning Centre
Course summary
100 hours
312 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Health & Social Care Level 3 Training Course - 100 self-study hours by distance learning

The Health & Social Care Level 3 training course has been developed for students who have an interest in Healthcare and Social care services. This comprehensive study programme delivered by Distance Learning Ccentre covers many of the important issues faced in the helping professions. On successful course completion, candidates receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.

Students may start at any time and have a full year to complete the training programme from the date of registration. They also have access to a personal tutor, who can assist them with questions regarding course materials and assessments.The course assessment consists of a series of written assignments, which are completed by the student then submitted to the instructor for grading.

Start your career in the Healthcare sector by enrolling in this training course with Distance Learning Centre!

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for professionals who wish to work in the healthcare sector, as a nurse, social worker, health visitor or even as a paramedic. There are no particular entry requirements.

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is issued through NCFE. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (regulators) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

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Approximate Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Training Course Content

The Health and Social Care training course at Level 3 covers the following units:

Human Development & Growth

What is growth?; What is development?; Maturationist Theory; Constructive Theory; Environmentalist Theory; Life expectancy; and Mortality rates.
Ill Health

Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Lung Cancer; Alzheimer’s; Cerebral Palsy; Cystic Fibrosis; and Down’s Syndrome.

Lysergic acid diethylamide; Amanita muscaria; Speed; Poppers; Anabolic steroids; Tranquilisers; Cannabis; Heroin; Ecstasy; Cocaine; Tobacco; and Addiction.

Effects of drinking; Cheap alcohol; Protecting profits; and Drinking culture.

Guideline Daily Amount; Girls; and Boys
Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia; and Binge eating disorder.
Mental Health

Depression; Atypical depression; Unspecified depression; Post-natal depression; and Seasonal affective disorder.
Personality Disorders

Paranoid personality disorder; Schizoid personality disorder; Schizotypal; Anti-social disorder; Borderline personality disorder; Histrionic personality disorder; Narcissistic personality disorder; Avoidant personality disorder; Dependent personality disorder and OCD

Staying safe; Abuse and the Law; Sexual Offences Act 2003; Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003; Rights of victims; Injunctions; and Court orders.
Social Care

Care plans; Barriers to care

Healthcare legislation

NHS and Community Care Act 1990; The Mental Health Act; Sections; The Human Rights Act; The Mental Capacity Act; Lasting Powers of Attorney; Court of protection; Public Guardian; The Children Act 1989; The Children Act 2004; Childcare Act 2006; and Race Relations Act 1976


Timeline of the NHS; Roles in the NHS; General Practitioners; Gynaecologists and Obstetricians; Psychologist; Psychiatrist; Nurse; Community Psychiatric Nurse; Social worker; Accident and Emergency; Minor injuries units and NHS walk-in centres
Social Services

Families; Communities; Organisations


Permanent fostering; Short term fostering; Respite placements; Shared car.
Child Care

The National Curriculum; and Office for Standards in Education.

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The cost of this training course is £275 (incl. VAT) per candidate.

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About provider

Distance Learning Centre - distance learning courses

Distance Learning Centre - Self-study, online and distance learning courses

The Distance Learning Centre is one of the leading and longest established suppliers of distance learning courses, open learning, home study, and correspondence courses in the UK. Providing distance learning courses since 1994, the Distance Learning Centre has grown to...

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Contact info

Distance Learning Centre

4 Coaley Lane
DH4 4SQ Newbottle, Houghton le Spring

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Vicky Martin
The course had a lot of variety and a lot of content. I enjoyed covering all of the different components. The folder was very insightful and helped know what kind of information I should be looking for.
Vicky Martin
The course had a lot of variety and a lot of content. I enjoyed covering all of the different components. The folder was very insightful and helped know what kind of information I should be looking for.
Deborah Packer
"Ordering and paying for this course is made very easy and it was promptly delivered. I really enjoyed studying this course; it was very interesting and informative. The information provided in the pack was very clear and relevant. My tutor was also fantastic, responding quickly to assignment and giving encouraging feedback. "
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