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Health and Social Care

Everyone has their own reason for choosing a career within Health and Social Care: a personal experience, being moved by a friend, perhaps a family member struggled with their health or old age has opened your eyes.

 

 

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Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2

This course in Awareness of Mental Health Problems will allow you to understand how the mind works and more importantly, how to support someone with a mental health problem.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Counselling Skills Level 2

If you're interested in supporting people to improve their personal well-being, this course will provide you with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills to do that.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Counselling Skills Level 3

The Counselling Skills Level 3 qualification is designed for adults who are interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas.

Length: 26 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Equality and Diversity Level 2

If you want to learn about equality and diversity in different contexts, the Equality and Diversity Level 2 online course will give you a great understanding of the different issues affecting equality and diversity in society today.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Principles of Dementia Care Level 2

In our Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties Level 2

This is a fantastic 12-week course for anyone working with individuals who have learning disabilities.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Autism Level 2

If you work with autistic people, or if someone you know is autistic, this course is a great way to increase your knowledge about the condition.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Autism Level 3

The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of the condition and the challenges and strengths that autistic people may experience.

Length: 16 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Behaviour That Challenges Level 2

If you would like to gain a better understanding of challenging behaviour and how to support individuals who display it, this online qualification is a great way to build your knowledge.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Cancer Support Level 2

This short course is great for anyone working in health and social care and it will also be useful if you care for someone living with cancer.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Domestic Abuse Level 2

The online course Understanding Domestic Abuse Level 2 is designed to increase learners' awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and its impact.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Mental Health Level 3

This qualification that is available on a rolling basis, has been designed to increase students' knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being

Length: 16 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Mental Health First Aid Mental and Health Advocacy in the Workplace Level 2

This Level 2 qualification helps to increase the understanding of mental health of staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2

The purpose of this qualification is to support anyone who is responsible for the safeguarding of people and for helping to prevent radicalisation

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2

If you're looking to improve your understanding and awareness of learning difficulties, this is the ideal course for you.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Level 2

This course is a great introduction to the different types of medicines and how to record, store and handle them appropriately.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Meet our Health and Social Care students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Health and Social Care?

Daily tasks:

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

Median Salary

£57,087 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

Median Salary

£45,938 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Determines staffing needs.

Median Salary

£44,202 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out research into aspects of the natural world.
  • Prepares applications for funding to other organisations, and assessing applications for funding from other organisations.
  • Promotes conservation issues via educational talks, displays, workshops and literature and liaison with the media.
  • Maintains and develops knowledge in relevant policy areas within a national and European legislative context.
  • Liaises with other groups in the selection and maintenance of the Protected Site System including Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Ramsar sites, and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and National Nature Reserves (NNRs).
  • Provides advice and information to government at national and local levels, clients, landowners, planners and developers to facilitate the protection of the natural environment.
  • Implements, evaluates and monitors schemes for the management and protection of natural habitats.
  • Carries out environmental impact assessments and field surveys.
  • Promotes and implements local and national biodiversity action plans, particularly with regard to threatened species and habitats.

Median Salary

£30,492 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides professional guidance to clients, government agencies, regulators and other relevant bodies, having regard for sustainable approaches and solutions.
  • Implements, reviews and advises on regulatory and legislative standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Assists organisations to conduct their activities in an environmentally appropriate manner.
  • Communicates scientific and technical information to relevant audiences in an appropriate form, via reports, workshops, educational events, public hearings.
  • Carries out environmental audits and environmental impact assessments.
  • Carries out environment-related desk-based research and fieldwork to collect, analyse and interpret data to determine their validity, quality and significance.
  • Implements remediation works.
  • Advises on and provides solutions for mitigating the effects of such contamination.
  • Identifies contamination of land, air or water and assesses any adverse impact on the environment.

Median Salary

£35,619 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

Median Salary

£44,639 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Median Salary

£57,150 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

Median Salary

£37,251 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures that drugs and medicaments are in good supply and are stored properly.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength.
  • Liaises with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of drugs.
  • Maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and other habit-forming drugs.
  • Checks that recommended doses are not being exceeded and that instructions are understood by patients.
  • Highlights a drug.
  • Advises health professionals on the selection and appropriate use of medicines.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of prescribed medicaments in liquid, powder, tablet, ointment or other form following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals.

Median Salary

£36,431 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.
  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Prescribes, supplies and fits appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.

Median Salary

£35,755 View more

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