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Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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 Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care programme offered by The Open University UK is for you.
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Overview

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

  • Deepens your knowledge and understanding of health and social care
  • Develops practical and employability skills
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

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 ICT 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • Part time – 2 years 
      • Full time – 1 year 
      • Time limit – 4 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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