This programme is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the following:
LMQ Foundation Diploma or Two level 3 passes (‘A’ level standard) A level 3 qualification, or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 3 qualification in the UK (or higher).
This qualification is equivalent to the following:
Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 4, Higher National Certificates (HNC)
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Modern Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Scottish Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Award
|L/DHSCM/5001 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice||15|
|L/DHSCM/5002 Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace||15|
|L/DHSCM/5003 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care||15|
|L/DHSCM/5004 Research Project||15|
|L/DHSCM/5005 Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations||15|
|L/DHSCM/5006 Psychology for Health and Social Care||15|
|L/DHSCM/5007 Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care||15|
|L/DHSCM/5008 The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care||15|
This qualification is expected to be delivered minimum of 12 months for full-time study. Centres should make sure the Total Qualification Times (TQM) or National Learning Hours (NLH) are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered face-to-face, distance learning, through lectures, tutorials, seminars.