Working with Vulnerable People - CPD
The ability to identify and work positively with vulnerable people is a core requirement within the health and social care arena. Managing and understanding the concepts of abuse, risk and vulnerability within both a historical and practical context is therefore a requirement. There is a duty to assess and protect vulnerable service users. Recent significant cases in the adult and child sectors have highlighted a lack of skills in identifying, assessing and managing risk.
In this module, students you will cover a wide range of concepts including vulnerability, safeguarding, disability, inequality, poverty, mental health and substance abuse. The module will also introduce you to the policy, legal and ethical perspectives surrounding vulnerability and teach you how to identify, assess and manage risk within frameworks and theories.
You will need:
• 240 credits at Level 5 in a health and social care related subject area.

• A Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (any nursing discipline) and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or international equivalent. You will need to provide full details of your qualifications, written references and evidence of regulatory body membership (e.g. NMC PIN number).
You will also need:

• Access to an environment where you will be able to apply your skills to achieve the individual module learning outcomes. This does not specifically need to be employment and could include voluntary work.

English language qualifications
English language qualification
You'll also normally require one of the following English language qualifications:
• GCE O level English Language C
• GCSE English C
If English is not your first language you will need one of the following English language qualifications:
• IELTS 6.0 (in all areas)
• TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
• Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
• Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
• London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses
• International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
• International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C
When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:
a) Qualification evidence awarded in your country
b) Transcripts of all relevant education/training
c) NARIC evidence
d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 in all areas or equivalent qualification
We may accept other equivalent English Language qualifications with supporting evidence so please provide full details with your application.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you are looking to progress onto an undergraduate or postgraduate course, these 20 credit CPD modules can count as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and can count towards other courses. You will also need to meet additional entry criteria for the course you wish to progress on.
For undergraduate courses, you can apply for credits up to 50% of the total number of credits required for your course.
You may wish to progress onto:
• Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up
• Integrative Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top-Up
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree
For postgraduate courses you can apply for up to 60 credits of the total requirement for your course. You will also need to meet additional entry criteria requirements set out on the course you are looking to progress onto.
You may wish to progress onto:
• Integrative Health and Social Care MSc