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The Diploma in Health & Social Care, awarded by Qualifi, is a level 4 & 5 accredited programme in the UK and internationally recognized. It includes 11 courses and is equivalent to the first two years of a degree. With one additional year of study at a university it can become a BA Honours Degree. The diploma has transferable credits of a minimum of 240.

This course provides a robust curriculum aimed at fostering the essential skills and knowledge needed for effective management and care within health and social care environments. Through a mix of theoretical understanding and practical application, learners will engage with topics ranging from healthcare policy and person-centered care to quality management and reflective practice. The program aims to equip students with the capabilities to analyze complex information, manage diverse teams, and implement high standards of care, preparing them for a variety of roles in health and social care settings.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • High School Degree regardless of branch and final score.
  • International university admission certificate such as SAT, GED, A-Level and BTEC Level 3.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
  • Relative work experience.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

The diploma is recognized by higher education providers as meeting the admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses such as BSc (Hons) in Integrative Health and Social Care.

The following universities accept students into Top-Up Degrees:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Derby

Students must keep in mind that university admission criteria may change over time. Therefore, it is always good to verify the specific entry requirements for the intended course before submitting their application.

The registration will be valid for 24 months, but students may complete the Diploma in less than two years.

Registration process:

  • Students should fill in an online application and provide us with correct information about themselves.
  • A proof of identity such as Passport must be submitted with the application.
  • Students should also submit a scan of recent education certificate and an evidence to English level.
  • After approval, students will receive a user name and password to access the learning platform.

Evaluation will be conducted through 11 written assignments rather than conventional examinations. Student will be allocated sufficient time to complete one or two assignments for each course.

Each successfully completed course will be graded as a Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

  • A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
  • Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

The qualification is designed as Mentored Self-Paced learning. It is delivered via an Online Social Learning Platform called NG Portal.

Study materials consist of reading-texts, videos, activities, case-studies, interactive quizzes and assignments. All materials are available online.

Instructors are available to guide and support students during their study. Students can ask questions and discuss topics through different methods, such as live chat, forums, discussion groups and even direct contact with instructors.

Diploma in Health & Social Care

Upon successful completion, graduates will be awarded two certificates from Qualifi, a leading awarding body. The qualifications are regulated by Ofqual:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care, 601/5058/0
  • Level 5 Diploma In Health and Social Care, 601/5442/1

Additionally, students will be issued a digital certificate from Next Gates upon completing each course/module. Should they need a printed and sealed copy, they may request one for an additional fee. Students will be responsible for any notary or apostille authentication fees when required.

Students willing to study the Diploma in Health & Social Care are required to pay a registration fee, followed by payment for the courses included in the program. The registration fee is valid for two year. If students are unable to complete the diploma within this timeframe, they have the option to extend it for an additional year by paying an extension fee.

The total tuition for the diploma is $3,200. Students may receive a discount based on the number of installments or the payment plan agreed upon with an official agent.

* Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.
* Discounts don’t apply on registration fee.

Course Curriculum

Semester One
Academic Study Skills 2 months
Communication for Health and Social Care 2 months
An Introduction to Healthcare Policy 2 months
Semester Two
Reflective Practice 2 months
Managing People in Health and Social Care 2 months
Sociology Concepts in Health 2 months
Semester Three
Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care 2 months
The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care 2 months
Research Project 2 months
Semester Four
Partnership working in Health and Social Care 2 months
Working with Service users with Complex Needs 2 months
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