The objective of the OTHM Level 4 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 as a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level
The objective of the OTHM Level 4 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 as a support worker, senior support worker, or care assistant level.
The program 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.
The OTHM level 3 foundation diploma in health and social care can be offered to learners from age 18. OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications. OTHM ensures that learners admitted to the program have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria.
OTHM center must ensure learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will meet their needs, enable and facilitate learning, and achievement enable progression. 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 the English language expectations page on this website.
The OTHM Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours of Total Qualification Time (TQT), and 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
Duration and delivery
The qualification is designed to be delivered over 12 months 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 by approved centers only.
Assessment and verification
Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies provides learners the opportunity for academic progressions to a wide range of undergraduate programs including OTHM Level 5 diplomas.
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