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Course Overview

The Health & Social Care in the UK course is designed to provide those who work with vulnerable individuals, who have a responsibility for providing quality care, with an in-depth understanding of their legal responsibilities, key laws and legislation. You will explore the Health and Social Care Act 2012 in detail, adult safeguarding policies, the regulations surrounding the management of controlled drugs, and much more. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS.)

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • What do health and social care involve?
  • Career opportunities in the healthcare sector
  • The UK health system and the role of the NHS
  • Key legislation in the health and social care sector
  • Adult safeguarding policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the fundamental differences between healthcare and social care
  • Knowledge of the role of the NHS, its framework and services
  • Awareness of adult safeguarding practices in the social care sector
  • Knowledge of key legislation in the health and social care sector in the UK
  • Understanding of the fundamental aspects of providing quality health and social care
  • Development of essential skills required to become an adequate health or social care worker

Your Path to Success

On successful completion, learners will have a fundamental understanding of the laws and legislation surrounding health and social care, equipped with the desired skills to fast track their career. Professions in these fields include social worker, adult support worker,  healthcare assistant and primary care nurse.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Adult safeguarding
  • Person-centred communication
  • Teamwork
  • Active listening

Is This Health & Social Care in the UK Course Right for You?

This course is very potential for Health & Social Care field related people who wish to gain a better understanding of the laws and legislation surrounding health and social care work. This course is also ideal for those who are not yet in a healthcare or social care role and want to gain an understanding of the legal framework for providing care.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £89 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Course Curriculum

Health & Social Care in the UK
Module 01-Introduction to Advanced Health and Social Care 00:21:00
Module 02-Introduction to the UK Health System 00:26:00
Module 03-Essential Principles, Policies and Legislations in Health and Social Care Work 00:41:00
Module 04-Fundamental Aspects of Providing Quality Health 00:19:00
Assignment – Health & Social Care in the UK 1 week, 1 day
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Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


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