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OFQUAL No.: 603/6776/3

OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma In Health and Social Care


Overview

The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level.

The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities, to meet national occupational standards.

Learners will acquire skills to support a role in the Health and Social Care sector or progress to further study.

Registration Details

Qualification

OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma In Health and Social Care

OFQUAL No.

603/6776/3

Accreditation Category:

Approved Foreign Further Education Programme

Total Credit Value:

60 UK credits / 30 ECTS credits

Level EQF / MQF

Level 4

Duration

1 Year

Intakes

January, April, July, October

Language

English

Course Fee

€3500

Registration Fee

€250

*Students must deposit €250 plus full tuiton fee in advance and must provide payment receipt their local Embassy for visa purpose.

Minimum Age: 18  years

Minimum Qualification: HSC, GCSE, grade 12, F.A or equivalent  

English Proficiency: If you are not English speaking country you must provide minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 3 (EQF/MQF Level 4) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 UK credits / 30 ECTS credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.



Mandatory units

  • Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)
  • Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)
  • Person-centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)
  • Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings (10 UK credits / 5 ECTS credits)

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance and online learning.

Delivery Centre

SBM, No. 104, Triq is Sidra, Swieqi, SWQ 3150, Malta

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Successful completion of OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies provides learners the opportunity for academic progressions to a wide range of undergraduate programmes including OTHM Level 4 diplomas.

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