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Overview

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).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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