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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
All students are required to completed an initial assessment document prior to enrolment.16 weeks2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course will equip students with a detailed understanding of customer service in health and social care, effective communication and team work in health and social care settings and the needs of customers who access health and social care services.

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop an awareness and understanding of how to deliver effective customer service in health and social care settings. Anyone who currently works in the health and social care sector and wishes to progress their career would benefit from this course, as would anyone who is looking to work in the sector.

No previous knowledge and experience are required; however, minimum level 1 English skills would be beneficial for completion of assessments.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+FREENo additional costs

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of learning resources and a personal tutor. This course is available paper-based or online. All of our award-winning, learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

This is a 16 week distance learning course to be completed independently, in your own time, with support from learning resources and a personal tutor. We advise you allocate dedicated study time on a weekly basis to fit around your commitments.

Distance learning requires you to work independently through learning resources and the completion of assessment questions and tasks. Submission dates for assessments will be scheduled evenly throughout the 16 weeks.

This course aims to equip you with a detailed understanding of customer service in health and social care, effective communication and team work in health and social care settings and the needs of customers who access health and social care services.

The course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Preparing to deliver customer service in health and social care settings
Unit 2: Effective communication for health and social care
Unit 3: Understand the specific needs of customers accessing health and social care services
Unit 4: Team work in health and social care settings

The delivery of excellent customer service is invaluable in various sectors, but none more so than the health and social care sector. Healthcare leaders are increasingly acknowledging healthcare as a customer-focused service in the same way that other service industries are, with good service being directly related to patient satisfaction. It is vital that those working in the health and social care sector are aware of the impact of customer service and are able to identify the needs of every customer who accesses health and social care services.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

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College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

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Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

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97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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