Principles of Nursing Practice & Health & Social Care

OSC273

This course combines out certifications for Nursing and Social Care, enabling you to apply not only basic nursing principles but also to understand the social care needs of your patients, and how that can best be met within the British healthcare system. Perfect for social workers, paramedics and carers.

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About This Course

Are you a natural carer or interested in establishing a career working in health and social care? Our Principles of Nursing Practice & Health & Social Care course can help you to develop your understanding of this rewarding career field so you can make an informed decision on where you want to take your career next.

This impressive course covers everything you need to know about nursing practice, health and social care – yet comes with the advantage of allowing you to study it all from the comfort of your own home.

No classes. No strict deadlines. No stress.

You can study this course when, where and how you want, and do it at a pace of your choosing. And this is great news if you are stepping back into education or are unable to attend classes due to work commitments; as not only will we send all of your course materials to your home, you’ll also be able to mould this course around your existing commitments.

This course bundles takes just 2 years to complete (1 year per course); yet by the end of it you will achieve a level of understanding that will truly enhance your future study or career choices.

During this course, you will learn:

  • How to apply basic nursing principles to practical contexts.
  • The core values and standards associated with basic nursing practice and care delivery.
  • How to investigate the psychological and social aspects of nursing practice and care delivery.
  • About the range of settings in which social care takes place, as well as the various roles and types of work available within the healthcare system.
  • The universal principles of care and the various careers it links to including: social workers, nurses, health visitors, carers and paramedics.
  • More about communication skills and safeguarding procedures, which are necessary in order to work safely and professionally within the social care system

Course Benefits

This course bundle is the perfect stepping stone for those wishing to explore a career within nursing or health and social care, as it can provide you with a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and transferrable skills which can be used to further your pursuit of work in this field.

Designed to explore every element of these two fascinating fields; by the end of this course you will achieve a level of competency and confidence that will make a real difference to your career choices.

This course will:

  • Challenge your knowledge and perceptions of nursing practice, care delivery and social work.
  • Enable you to achieve a healthy work-study balance – you can study this course from the comfort of your own home, on your own terms and at a pace of your choosing.
  • Expand your career options.
  • Boost your credentials.
  • Offer you a convenient and stress free way to study – all course materials will be delivered straight to your home by mail or by email.

Modules

Nursing Practice Level 3
Unit 1: Context, Values, Principles and Accountability

  • Development of nursing principles
  • Key legislation and policy
  • Ethical principles of care
  • Accountability

Unit 2: Communication

  • Key models of communication
  • Communication skills
  • Communication methods
  • Barriers
  • Reflective practice

Unit 3: Essential Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Conditions
  • Homeostasis
  • Homeostasis and wellbeing

Unit 4: Psychology of Care

  • Psychology of wellbeing
  • Sick role
  • Service user involvements and perspectives
  • Supported psychologically

Unit 5: Core Skills Part 1

  • Procedure for taking a pulse, temperature and blood pressure readings
  • Breathing rates
  • Urinalysis and blood glucose monitoring
  • Key measurements and readings

Unit 6: Core Skills Part 2

  • Key priorities
  • Delivery of personal care is delivered
  • Record keeping, data protection and care plans
  • Assessment and reporting

Health and Social Care Level 3
Unit 1: Health and Social Care

  • The Care Quality Commission
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Care settings
  • Hospitals
  • Care homes (nursing and non-nursing)
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living
  • Sheltered accommodation
  • Day centre care
  • Retirement villages
  • Personal Development Plan

Unit 2: Training in the Health and Social Care Setting

  • Training in the health and social care setting
  • Quality Framework Credits
  • Nurse Training
  • Roles in nursing
  • Other professionals involved in health and social care
  • Multiagency working
  • Benefits of Multiagency working

Unit 3: Legislation and Policy in Health and Social Care

  • Occupational standards
  • Common induction standards
  • Principles of Care for Nursing
  • Record Keeping
  • Standards for Record Keeping
  • Equality and Diversity Legislation
  • Case studies
  • Key legislation

Unit 4: Communication Confidentiality and Safeguarding

  • Principles of person-centred care
  • Holistic care
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Types of non-verbal communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding
  • Types of abuse
  • What to do when abuse is suspected

Unit 5: Physiology and Management of Diseases

  • Applying understanding to practice
  • The heart
  • Prevention
  • Management of the service user
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Caring for a person with dementia
  • Respiratory disease (COPD)

Unit 6: Universal Principles of Care

  • Principles of the prevention and control of infection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Giving personal care
  • Food hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Handling and moving
  • Risk Assessment
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Handling medicines

Assessment

Both of the courses within this exclusive course bundle are assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereby they will supply you with valuable tips and feedback.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this course.

Awarding Body

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.

ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Support

Whilst we may specialise in the provision of home based courses, we take pride in ensuring that all of our students are supported at every opportunity. From our comprehensive study guides and course materials, to the continuous support of our personal experts; you can harness years of industry advice, instruction and guidance as they work to enhance your grades.

Our student support team is similarly accessible at a click of a button and will always be on hand to answer your queries, questions or concerns. No matter the size of your question, you will never be alone in your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!


All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!


This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.


There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 12 month period.

Unlike other providers, there are no credit checks or application forms to complete during enrolment.

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.


No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.


Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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