NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care(Adults)
The aim of this NVQ in Health and Social Care is to deliver competence based training, relating directly to the National Occupational Standards, which have been developed jointly by Skills for Care and Development and Skills for Health.
This training enables staff in the health and social care sectors to be competent and skilled at delivering the quality services of care and support, as required by the Commission for Social Care and Inspections. This ensures that people who use these services are receiving the most effective level of support, enabling them to lead a more independent life.
The level 4 qualifications are designed for supervisory or management roles. They cover managerial duties in addition to the assessment planning and review of individuals’ care needs. At this level you will have management or supervisory responsibility for other staff or a high level of autonomy in developing individual responses to the assessed needs of service users.
Who is it for?
This NVQ in Health and Social Care, at Level 4, offers progression for learners who wish to work in supervisory and managerial roles within the care sector. Also, it is suitable for managers already in post who are working in the wide range of care settings for adults such as hospitals, residential care homes. Equally, it is applicable for domiciliary care providers who work with adults as full or part time workers and volunteers.
There are many career opportunities in social work and other health and social care related professions. Hence, if appropriate, it is possible for learners to achieve a number of relevant units at Level 4 to suit their changing job roles. For example, a learner’s role could change from working with individuals with learning difficulties to caring for the elderly.
Level 4 candidates may progress within their own employment eg. to Care Home Supervisors, Deputy Managers, Home Managers.
They can also progress to:
- Other Level 4 qualifications such as Higher Professional Diploma in Health and Well-being
- NVQ in Community Justice: Community Safety
- NVQ in Advice and Guidance
- NVQ in Community Justice: Work with Offending Behaviour
- NVQ in Registered Managers (Adults)
Other qualifications in management, including NVQs, are available, but which ones are most appropriate depend upon the individual learner’s job role.
- HSC 41 - Use and develop methods and systems to communicate, record and report
- HSC 42 - Contribute to the development and maintenance of healthy and safe practices in the working environment
- HSC 43 - Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of self and others
- HSC 45 - Develop practices which promote choice, well-being and protection of all Individuals
- HSC 410 - Advocate with, and on behalf of, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities
- HSC 411 - Manage a service which achieves the best possible outcomes for the individual
- HSC 412 - Ensure individuals and groups are supported appropriately when experiencing significant life events and transitions
- HSC 413 - Manage requests for health and care services
- HSC 414 - Assess individual needs and preferences
- HSC 415 - Produce, evaluate and amend service delivery plans to meet individual needs and preferences
- HSC 416 - Develop, implement and review care plans with individuals
- HSC 417 - Assess individuals’ mental health and related needs
- HSC 418 - Work with individuals with mental health needs to negotiate and agree plans for addressing those needs
- HSC 419 - Provide advice and information to those who enquire about mental health needs and related services
- HSC 420 - Promote leisure opportunities and activities for individuals
- HSC 421 - Promote employment, training and education opportunities for individuals
- HSC 422 - Promote housing opportunities for individuals
- HSC 423 - Assist individuals at formal hearings
- HSC 424 - Supervise methadone consumption
- HSC 425 - Support people who are providing homes for individuals and/or children and young people
- HSC 426 - Empower families, carers and others to support individuals
- HSC 427 - Assess the needs of carers and families
- HSC 428 - Develop, implement and review programmes of support for carers and families
- HSC 429 - Work with groups to promote individual growth, development and independence
- HSC 430 - Support the protection of individuals, key people and others
- HSC 431 - Support individuals where abuse has been disclosed
- HSC 432 - Enable families to address issues with individuals’ behaviour
- HSC 433 - Develop joint working agreements and practices and review their effectiveness
- HSC 434 - Maintain and manage records and reports
- HSC 435 - Manage the development and direction of the provision
- HSC 436 - Promote and manage a quality provision
- HSC 437 - Promote your organisation and its services to stakeholders
- HSC 438 - Develop and disseminate information and advice about health and social well-being
- HSC 439 - Contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice
- HSC 440 - Support effective governance
- HSC 441 - Invite tenders and award contracts
- HSC 442 - Monitor and evaluate the quality, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of substance misuse services
- HSC 443 - Procure services for individuals
- HSC 444 - Contribute to the selection, recruitment and retention of staff to develop a quality service
- HSC 445 - Recruit and place volunteers
- HSC 446 - Manage a dispersed workforce to meet the needs and preferences of individuals at home
- HSC 447 - Represent the agency in courts and formal hearings
- HSC 448 - Provide and obtain information at courts and formal hearings
- HSC 449 - Represent one’s own agency at other agencies’ meetings
- HSC 450 - Develop risk management plans to support individual’s independence and daily living within their home
- HSC 451 - Lead teams to support a quality provision
Course Duration and Start Date
||12 - 18 Months
||Jan, May & Sep