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Adult Health and Social Care

The Open University UK

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About

If you work in health and social care, use services yourself, or would like to study to find out more about how we support adults in our care system, this certificate Adult Health and Social Care programme offered by The Open University UK is for you.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Key features of the Adult Health and Social Care  programme offered by The Open University UK

  • Deepens your knowledge and understanding of health and social care
  • Apply theories to help understand real-life case studies
  • Develops practical and employability skills
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study in this sector

Accessibility

We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. The Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care uses a variety of study materials and has the following elements:

  • studying a mixture of printed and online material – online learning resources may include websites, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes
  • working in a group with other students
  • using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • finding external/third party material online.

Skills for career development

The certificate builds sector knowledge, develops practical skills and provides a foundation for further study. It will help you demonstrate your understanding of the relationships between policy and practice, and some of the human issues associated with adult health and social care. You’ll also develop a strong set of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in all sectors, including the ability to:

  • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • produce accurate records and make informed decisions
  • think logically and propose reasoned solutions
  • put together well-judged arguments and question assumptions
  • manage time, learn independently and use IT effectively.

Career relevance

This certificate was developed in consultation with employers in health and social care to ensure that it develops the key skills and knowledge base needed to work in the sector. It also draws on the latest research and the experience of practising professionals.

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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