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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L4 Diploma in Adult Care Level 4 | Diploma in Adult Care (England)

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We are pleased to announce the long-awaited Level 4 course, which is suitable for those who wish to develop onwards from Level 3 but are not yet quite ready to undertake the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

SGS College has a long-standing and proud reputation in providing excellence in higher-level qualifications in health and social care.

  • SGS is unique in that our tutors, trainers and assessment team are highly regarded professionals with speciality expertise
  • Our teaching and support team has current and occupational experience within the CQC, the Department of Health, the NHS, private and public sector directorship and senior management

Quotes from former students

“Outstanding course, will be proposing to send all our senior staff.”

“Informative and fun.”

“At last! A course led by professionals with current occupational experience.”

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification covers a range of topics directly related to the knowledge and skills needed to work in health and social care, with adults.

Mandatory areas covered are:

  • Advanced communication, equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Personal development
  • Person-centred assessment and personalisation
  • Health and safety
  • Support planning
  • Professional practice
  • Working in partnership
  • Use of records and reports

The wide range of optional units will allow them to cover areas such as:

  • Independent advocacy and awareness of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Administration of medication to individuals with dementia
  • Communication with individuals with dementia
  • Sharing knowledge and good practice
  • Monitoring in social care
  • Promoting assistive technology
  • Appraising staff performance
  • Understanding how to manage a team
  • Understanding professional supervision in practice

All learners will complete the mandatory units and then a selection of optional units, allowing them to tailor their learning and acquire specific knowledge and skills appropriate to the setting where they work and to their job role. This is a QCF qualification.

Who is this qualification designed for?

This qualification is specifically designed for learners who work in health and social care in adult settings and want to develop skills and knowledge in order to demonstrate their competence in their role. This qualification is for learners who are at least 19 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for learners, but centres must ensure that learners have the skills, potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be working in an industry-related role with suitable experience and it is recommended that you already hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, professional discussion and written assignments. There are monthly classroom sessions that provide underpinning knowledge, support and a chance to meet peers in the industry.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Diploma requires 70 credits.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will enable learners to confirm their occupational competence in a range of roles such as community care support officers, social care, social services officer, social care assistant or physiotherapy assistant.

What related qualifications can you progress onto?

Learners may also be able to progress onto further learning, such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Funding and Financial Support Options
This course may have a variety of funding options available to you including:

  • Learner Loan Options

For more information on these and other financial support options including payment plans, please visit our Money Management Service area or email [email protected].  

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Entry Requirements

A good level of maths and english is required alongside a passion for the subject.

Progression routes

    Additional Information

    For more information about this course please email [email protected].

    Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

    If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

    For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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    Availability Courses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our Customer experience team 0800 0567 253. Or email [email protected]

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    Course fees explained

    The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationary, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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