Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

The Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care is ideal for those that are looking to formalise their work within the Health and Social Care sector and have valid experience in the field. It will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for career progression within Adult Care.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates and takes up to 18 months to complete. Attendance at College is not required as the qualification is delivered within the workplace.

What will I study?

During the course you will study the following units:

  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people's settings
  • Personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed in a variety of ways including observations, assignments, questions and answers, presentations, case studies and assessments. The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations, case studies and presentations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

This is dependent on your level of experience and employment title you currently hold. You should hold a level 3 qualification in a relevant area, however everyone will receive initial advice and guidance with an assessor upon application or enquiry.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £2882.

If you are aged 19+ you could also choose to apply for a Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated Financial Support section.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

On successful completion of this course you may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adults) and other short courses in the Care sector.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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