Social Care (Scotland) (Dip HE)

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The award
Dip HE

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
distance

Course starts
February, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Social Care (Scotland) at The Open University

Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused - requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality services. This diploma will deepen your understanding of social care and social work, and develop the knowledge and skills you need to support vulnerable adults and children effectively in multiple settings. It places a strong emphasis on working across professional boundaries, with service users firmly at the centre.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDip HEHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

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