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Higher Diploma - Society, Health & Development at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

The Diploma is a qualification offering a combination of theoretical and applied learning, which teaches you about the work, values, attributed and attitudes of the health, justice, children and young people and care sectors which care for and support individuals, families, groups, communities and society. It will raise awareness about a range of exciting career opportunities that exist across all four sectors.



Course content

Units include: The Sectors in context, Principles and Values in Practice, Partnership working, Communication and Information Sharing, Personal and Professional Development in the Work Environment and Safeguarding and Protecting Individuals and Society.


Learners following the Society, Health & Development (SHAD) programme will also:

  • develop Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT
  • produce a project which complements the Principal Learning and/or support their progression
  • have a particularly wide choice of Additional or Specialist Learning from which they can choose other qualifications which reflect their interests and abilities

The Diplomas are an exciting qualification based on a hands-on style of learning. You will enjoy learning in different environments including the workplace, choosing to study subjects which interest you and tackling challenging projects.



All Diplomas will be assessed through both exams and work marked by a teacher. Different parts of each Diploma will be assessed in different ways (for example, your project will usually be assessed by a teacher).














Generic Learning


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Society, Health & Development


Future opportunities

The Diploma will enable learners to progress into further and higher education and future employment.

Further information

Contact Sharron Simpson (Training Manager)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years