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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 6 units

Each of the six lessons is in two main parts. The first part (Practice Focus) deals with one of the six clusters of occupational standards. The numbering of the six lessons corresponds with the six clusters of occupational standards. The statements from the occupational standards are reframed so that the students can focus on enhancing their knowledge and understanding. The second part (Knowledge Focus) deals with a related aspect of knowledge and understanding. The practice focus concentrates more upon directly enhancing knowledge and understanding related to the specific key roles in each lesson, while the knowledge focus concentrates more upon developing broader aspects of knowledge and understanding.
 
This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of the key skills comprising the occupational standards.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Practising Social Care Diploma

Practising Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Practising Social Care Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Assessing Needs and Circumstances

This first lesson deals with the ways in which the practitioner prepares for, and works with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances.

  • Prepare for social work contact and involvement (NOS 1.1)
  • Work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities so they can make informed decisions (NOS 1.2)
  • Assess needs and options in order to recommend a course of action (NOS 1.3)
  • Critically Reflective Practice

Lesson 2: Carrying Out, Reviewing and Evaluating Practice
 
This second Lesson provides material which supports students as they plan, carry out, review and evaluate social work practice with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other professionals.

  • Identify and respond to crisis situations (NOS 2.1)
  • Work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to achieve change, promote dignity, realise, potential and improve life opportunities (NOS 2.2)
  • How to produce, implement and evaluate plans with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and colleagues (NOS 2.3)
  • Develop networks to meet assessed needs and planned outcomes (NOS 2.4)
  • Work with groups to promote choice and independent living (NOS 2.5)
  • Tackle behaviour which presents a risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and the wider public (NOS 2.6)
  • Nature of values and principles embedded in practice.

Lesson 3: Tackling Risk
 
This third Lesson deals with assessing and managing risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities, self and colleagues.

  • Assess and manage risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities (NOS 3.1)
  • Assess and manage risk to self and colleagues (NOS 3.2)
  • How risk is encountered in practice.

Lesson 4: Demonstrating Competence
 
This fourth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner develops an evidence-based approach.

  • How to evaluate and use up-to-date knowledge of, and research into, social work practice (NOS 4.1)
  • To work within agreed standards of social work practice (NOS 4.2)
  • Understand and manage complex issues, dilemmas and conflicts (NOS 4.3)
  • Promote best social work practice, adapting positively to change (NOS 4.4)
  • How complexity and uncertainty are embodied in integrative practice.

Lesson 5: Managing Accountable Practice
 
This fifth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner develops an accountable, managed practice

  • How to manage my own work in an accountable way (NOS 5.1)
  • How to take responsibility for my own continuing professional development (NOS 5.2)
  • How to contribute to the management of resources and services (5.3)
  • How to manage, present and share records and reports (5.4)
  • How to prepare for, and take part in, decision-making forums (5.5)
  • How to work effectively with professionals within integrated, multi-disciplinary and other service settings (5.6)
  • Understand transformative practice

Lesson 6: Empowering Practice
 
This sixth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner supports individuals to represent and manage their needs, views and circumstances. In other words, the practitioner works with people, so as to empower them to develop personalised services to meet their needs.

  • Understand how to represent in partnership with, and on behalf of, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities  to help them achieve and maintain greater independence (NOS 6.1)
  • Understand personalised services
  • Understand working in partnership with people.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Each of the six lessons is in two main parts. The first part (Practice Focus) deals with one of the six clusters of occupational standards. The numbering of the six lessons corresponds with the six clusters of occupational standards. The statements from the occupational standards are reframed so that the students can focus on enhancing their knowledge and understanding. The second part (Knowledge Focus) deals with a related aspect of knowledge and understanding. The practice focus concentrates more upon directly enhancing knowledge and understanding related to the specific key roles in each lesson, while the knowledge focus concentrates more upon developing broader aspects of knowledge and understanding.
 
This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of the key skills comprising the occupational standards.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Practising Social Care Diploma

Practising Social Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Practising Social Care Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Assessing Needs and Circumstances

This first lesson deals with the ways in which the practitioner prepares for, and works with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances.

  • Prepare for social work contact and involvement (NOS 1.1)
  • Work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities so they can make informed decisions (NOS 1.2)
  • Assess needs and options in order to recommend a course of action (NOS 1.3)
  • Critically Reflective Practice

Lesson 2: Carrying Out, Reviewing and Evaluating Practice
 
This second Lesson provides material which supports students as they plan, carry out, review and evaluate social work practice with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other professionals.

  • Identify and respond to crisis situations (NOS 2.1)
  • Work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to achieve change, promote dignity, realise, potential and improve life opportunities (NOS 2.2)
  • How to produce, implement and evaluate plans with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and colleagues (NOS 2.3)
  • Develop networks to meet assessed needs and planned outcomes (NOS 2.4)
  • Work with groups to promote choice and independent living (NOS 2.5)
  • Tackle behaviour which presents a risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and the wider public (NOS 2.6)
  • Nature of values and principles embedded in practice.

Lesson 3: Tackling Risk
 
This third Lesson deals with assessing and managing risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities, self and colleagues.

  • Assess and manage risk to individuals, families, carers, groups, communities (NOS 3.1)
  • Assess and manage risk to self and colleagues (NOS 3.2)
  • How risk is encountered in practice.

Lesson 4: Demonstrating Competence
 
This fourth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner develops an evidence-based approach.

  • How to evaluate and use up-to-date knowledge of, and research into, social work practice (NOS 4.1)
  • To work within agreed standards of social work practice (NOS 4.2)
  • Understand and manage complex issues, dilemmas and conflicts (NOS 4.3)
  • Promote best social work practice, adapting positively to change (NOS 4.4)
  • How complexity and uncertainty are embodied in integrative practice.

Lesson 5: Managing Accountable Practice
 
This fifth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner develops an accountable, managed practice

  • How to manage my own work in an accountable way (NOS 5.1)
  • How to take responsibility for my own continuing professional development (NOS 5.2)
  • How to contribute to the management of resources and services (5.3)
  • How to manage, present and share records and reports (5.4)
  • How to prepare for, and take part in, decision-making forums (5.5)
  • How to work effectively with professionals within integrated, multi-disciplinary and other service settings (5.6)
  • Understand transformative practice

Lesson 6: Empowering Practice
 
This sixth section deals with the ways in which the practitioner supports individuals to represent and manage their needs, views and circumstances. In other words, the practitioner works with people, so as to empower them to develop personalised services to meet their needs.

  • Understand how to represent in partnership with, and on behalf of, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities  to help them achieve and maintain greater independence (NOS 6.1)
  • Understand personalised services
  • Understand working in partnership with people.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
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