Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Key Information:  
Date: Please contact us for the next available date
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration:  12-16 months

Is this qualification right for me?

The level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care is ideal for you if you work within a health and social care setting in a supervisory or deputy role or are seeking to further your career within a management post. This qualification can lead to managerial opportunities and will prepare you for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care.

Outline of the qualification

To complete a full Diploma qualification you need to select units to a total credit value of 70.  There are 12 mandatory units with a credit value of 36.  You must take  a minimum of 6 credits from option group A and a minimum of 28 credits from option Group B. At least 55 credits must be achieved at level 4 or above. 

The mandatory units include:-

  • Unit 413, Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals  ( 2 credits)
  • Unit 417, Professional practice in health and social care for adults or childern and young people (3 credits)
  • Unit 681,  Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings (2 credits)

Group A  units include:-

  • Unit 375, Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disablities (3 credits)
  • Unit 531, Understand how to manage a team (3 credits)
  • Unit 698, Understand professional supervision practice (3 credits)
  • Unit 419, Understand public funding of individual care needs in adult social care (4 credits)

Group B units include:-

  •  Unit 404, Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions (5 credits)
  •  Unit 434, Develop and implement reablement plans (4 credits)
  •  Unit 546, Promote access to health cre for individuals with learning disabilities (6 credits)


How am I assessed?

You will be invited to attend an induction at the start of the course.  You will be assigned a qualified and experienced assessor who will undertake an initial assessment of your neeeds to ensure that you select units that reflect your role and responsibilities.  Your assessor will agree a plan of assessment with you, this may include attendnce at a set number of lessons.  The assessment methods may include, observing you whilst you carry out specific duties, written and oral questions, an examination of your records and reports and professional discussion.


Please contact us for current price and details of our interest free payment plan.  We will also advise you of any funding opportunities that may be available.