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Contemporary Social Policy

About the Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy Certificate

This distance learning course has been designed to educate individuals about social policy in modern society. As they progress through the course, students will gain an awareness of the effects social policy has on our private and working lives. In particular, students will examine how policy affects health, community care and housing.

The course is spread out over eight engaging modules, covering topics from the private to the voluntary sector. Learners will also examine the mixed economy of welfare and discover the inequalities that exist in health and social care policy. The course will also introduce the major debates in the social policy sector.

Who should study this course?

This home learning course has been designed for those with an interest in contemporary social policy. Whether you want to secure a job as a policy writer, or you simply want to broaden your understanding of the topic, this online qualification will help you on your way.

As with all of our courses here at learndirect, you do not need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol. You don’t even need any previous knowledge of social policy. All we ask is that you have the motivation to engage in home study and access to the internet.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy qualification you will have a fundamental understanding of how social policy works. Whether you use this knowledge to pursue further education, develop your current career or find a new job, is up to you.

A knowledge of social policy can be useful in many career sectors. Senior positions in this field will usually require a degree or an alternative higher education qualification. However there are some positions that do not. Jobs in this field include but are not limited to:

  • Policy writer
  • Charity officer
  • Local government officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

What is Social Policy?

Inequalities in Health and Social Policy

The Mixed Economy of Welfare

The Statutory Sector

The Private Sector

The Voluntary Sector

The 'Informal' Sector

Social Policy and Concepts of Need

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

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

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

Contemporary Social Policy

About the Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy Certificate

This distance learning course has been designed to educate individuals about social policy in modern society. As they progress through the course, students will gain an awareness of the effects social policy has on our private and working lives. In particular, students will examine how policy affects health, community care and housing.

The course is spread out over eight engaging modules, covering topics from the private to the voluntary sector. Learners will also examine the mixed economy of welfare and discover the inequalities that exist in health and social care policy. The course will also introduce the major debates in the social policy sector.

Who should study this course?

This home learning course has been designed for those with an interest in contemporary social policy. Whether you want to secure a job as a policy writer, or you simply want to broaden your understanding of the topic, this online qualification will help you on your way.

As with all of our courses here at learndirect, you do not need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol. You don’t even need any previous knowledge of social policy. All we ask is that you have the motivation to engage in home study and access to the internet.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy qualification you will have a fundamental understanding of how social policy works. Whether you use this knowledge to pursue further education, develop your current career or find a new job, is up to you.

A knowledge of social policy can be useful in many career sectors. Senior positions in this field will usually require a degree or an alternative higher education qualification. However there are some positions that do not. Jobs in this field include but are not limited to:

  • Policy writer
  • Charity officer
  • Local government officer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

What is Social Policy?

Inequalities in Health and Social Policy

The Mixed Economy of Welfare

The Statutory Sector

The Private Sector

The Voluntary Sector

The 'Informal' Sector

Social Policy and Concepts of Need

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

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

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Contemporary Social Policy Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

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