Key features of the Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care programme offered by The Open University UK
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:
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:
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.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
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.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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