Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4

Original price was: £1,399.Current price is: £1,199.

Course Fee

Original price was: £1,399.Current price is: £1,199.


120 Credits


9 Months



Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4

Original price was: £1,399.Current price is: £1,199.

About this course

Embark on a transformative educational journey with our online course, the “Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4,” available exclusively on onlinehealthcarecourses.com. This program is meticulously crafted to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge in health and social care, focusing on key learning outcomes that are essential for your professional growth.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Critical Analysis: Develop the ability to critically analyze, synthesize, and summarize information effectively.
  2. Literature Utilization and Critical Thinking: Enhance your skills in reading and using appropriate literature critically, fostering independent thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  3. Application of Knowledge: Apply subject knowledge to address both familiar and unfamiliar problems, honing practical skills essential for real-world health and social care scenarios.
  4. Moral and Ethical Recognition: Recognize and navigate the moral and ethical dimensions of health and social care practice and research, appreciating the importance of ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
  5. Interdisciplinary Appreciation: Understand the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision, gaining a holistic perspective on the field.
  6. Effective Communication: Cultivate the capacity to deliver clear and accurate accounts of subjects, assemble arguments in a mature way, and engage in informed debate and dialogue with both specialists and non-specialists.
  7. Transferable Skills Development: Acquire transferable skills and knowledge that extend beyond specific contexts, enhancing your adaptability in diverse professional settings.
  8. Adaptability to Changes: Prepare for changes in the health and social care environment, whether within your current employment or through promotion to a supervisory or management position.
  9. Motivation for Professional Progression: Foster the motivation to propel your professional development further, either through future studies or as an integral part of your chosen career path.

Enroll now to gain a comprehensive understanding of health and social care at an advanced level, positioning yourself for success in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.


Undergraduate Level Course: Equivalent to Year 1 of a 3 Year undergraduate University Degree course

This course help you to progress to:

  • Second year of 3 year Honours Degree at UK University, or
  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession

Key Highlights

Program Duration: 9 Months (Fast-Track Mode Available)

Program Credits: 120

Designed for working Professionals

Format: Online

No Written Exam. The Assessment is done via Submission of Assignment

Tutor Assist available

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Timely Doubt Resolution

Regular Networking Events with Industry Professionals

Become eligible to gain direct entry  into relevant Undergraduate degree programme.

LSBR Alumni Status

Aims of this Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

    • Pursuing Excellence – Apply self-reflective, analytical, evaluative, intellectual, and transferable skills in private and public sectors.
    • Practice-led, knowledge-applied – Enable learners to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills required of a flexible creative practitioner.
    • Interdisciplinary – Develop a learner who is responsive to the changing interdisciplinary landscape, able to adapt to changing needs, paraprofessional roles and inter-professional working.
    • Employability-driven – To provide individuals with the knowledges, skills and behaviours necessary to forge a career within the health and social care sector, through the acquisition of in depth knowledge and understanding.
    • Internationalisation – Develop an understanding of the impact of diverse and cultural issues within health and social care.

Career Progression

Learners completing the Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care can progress to:
  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or
  • The Second year of undergraduate study in health and social care, or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.
As our Qualifi accredited qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to a Top-Up Degree, Master’s programme, or MBA at many universities in UK and Overseas with advanced standing.

What are the benefits of studying “Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4”

1. Foundational Knowledge:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles and practices in health and social care, essential for entry-level roles in the field.
  • Develop essential skills in communication, patient care, and teamwork, setting the groundwork for a successful career in healthcare.
2. Practical Learning Experience:
  • Engage in hands-on learning activities and simulations to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world healthcare scenarios.
  • Learn from experienced practitioners and industry experts, gaining valuable insights into industry best practices and standards.
3. Career Readiness:
  • Prepare for a wide range of entry-level positions in healthcare and social care settings, including care homes, hospitals, and community health organizations.
  • Build a solid foundation for further career advancement and specialization in areas such as nursing, social work, or healthcare administration.
4. Flexible Online Learning:
  • Access course materials, lectures, and assignments conveniently through our state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS), offering flexibility for learners worldwide.
  • Study at your own pace, balancing your education with work and personal commitments, without the need to attend traditional classroom sessions.

Career Opportunities after completing “Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4”

Career Paths:
  • Care Assistant: £16,000 – £22,000
  • Support Worker: £16,000 – £22,000
  • Residential Support Worker: £18,000 – £25,000
  • Health Care Assistant: £16,000 – £23,000
Salary Growth Over the Past 10 Years:
  • According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), salaries in entry-level healthcare and social care roles have seen moderate growth over the past decade. On average, salaries have increased by approximately 2-4% annually, reflecting market demand and inflation.

Ideal Candidates for “Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 4”

Target Audience:
  • Individuals seeking to enter the healthcare or social care sector: 50%
  • Career changers interested in transitioning into healthcare or social care roles: 30%
  • Current healthcare or social care workers looking to formalize their qualifications: 20%
  • Data compiled from industry reports, job market analyses, and feedback from professionals in the healthcare and social care sectors.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

    The Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Accredited by Qualifi) qualifications has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Learners will be expected to hold the following:
    • Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards; or
    • Learners who have spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop; or
    • Learners seeking further professional development and gain work related skills and know-how.

    In certain circumstances, learners with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

    The qualification is offered in English.

    English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page.

    The Level 4  Diploma in Health and Social Care qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits:

    Mandatory units:
    • Academic Study Skills (20 Credits)
    • Communication for Health and Social Care (20 Credits)
    • An Introduction to Healthcare Policy (20 Credits)
    • Reflective Practice (20 Credits)
    • Managing People in Health and Social Care (20 Credits)
    • Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health (20 Credits)

    There would be Live Webinars which would be spread across the duration of the course.

    If for any reason you are not able to attend the live sessions, you will have the option to go through the Recordings at a later date as per your convenience.

    Learning Outcomes – Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care

    Learners studying for the Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care will be expected to develop the following skills during the programme of study:
    1. Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically
    2. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
    3. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
    4. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
    5. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
    6. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
    7. To develop transferable skills and knowledge.
    8. Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment
    9. To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.
    These are the overall learning outcomes in line with foundation degree equivalences.
    Qualifi, UK qualifications at RQF Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to:
    • Higher National Certificates (HNC) and
    • Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.
    • Assessment is done via submission of Assignments
    • There are no written exams

    The qualification is delivered by London School of International Business (LSIB) and it is awarded by Qualifi, UK – an Awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator – OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). All of the qualifications are listed on the OfQual register.

    Yes, the course fee for Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care can be paid in Instalments.

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    There is no visa requirements to attend this programme


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