Level 3 | Diploma in Adult Care
Why do this diploma?
- Average Length: 6-12 months
- Monthly teaching and assignments
- Payment Plan Available
- Claim back up to £800 through Skills For Care
- Monthly online workshops
- Live Teaching Sessions
- Assigned Skills Coach
Diploma in Adult Care | Level 3
FAST TRACK | FLEXIBLE | SUPPORTED
The Level 3 (RQF/NVQ) Diploma in Adult Care (England) is one of our most popular social care qualifications. It is an occupational qualification for learners who work within Adult Care settings who have key responsibilities for the delivery of care.
The Level 3 Diploma is suitable for care workers, and those with a level of responsibility in the care workplace. It is expected/likely that you would sometimes work without supervision, that you want to develop or demonstrate your skills, or that you would like to become a senior care worker.
It is an excellent qualification for individuals working in a care setting or working in a service user’s home.
You are likely to be in the following role:
- Senior healthcare assistants/Support workers
- Senior care workers/Assistants/Key workers/Support workers
- Personal assistants
This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:
- residential care
- community and primary care
- acute health environments (e.g., hospitals)
- domiciliary services (home care/home help)
- supported living projects
- community-based care
- private care for a person or family.
For those looking to develop a career in care, this is also a possible progression route for individuals moving into supervisory or management roles. It can also be credited towards an access to nursing course in most universities.
What is covered?
This is a really flexible diploma which makes it appealing for lots of different work settings and job roles. To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits, choosing from both mandatory and optional units.
There are 3 pathways to choose from – your Skills Coach or Careers Coach will help you to identify which is the most suitable option for you:
- Generic pathway
- Dementia pathway
- Adults with learning disabilities pathway
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. guided learning hours (GLH) are 346-444 hours.
You will complete 9 core units at Level 3.
Your 58 credits must be made up of 28 Mandatory credits (core elements of the health and social care worker) and the remaining 30 from optional units, tailored to your setting/career path.
- Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- The role of the health and social care
- Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care
- Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
- Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
- The remaining 30 credits are made up of optional units you choose that are relevant to your job role.
On enrolment we will work with you to identify and tailor the most suitable units for your specific requirements.
The course requires placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position.
You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products that you have produced.
You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include supervisors or a line manager or other suitably qualified individuals. They need to understand your job role and the standards you have to meet in order to obtain this level of qualification.
At the end of the course, an assessor will visit the placement/workplace to complete the final assessment of the work. You will be given plenty of notice and a personalised plan that will inform you of everything you need to prepare.
What is provided during the diploma?
We provide you with lots of specialist resources to help you progress through the programme, including:
- Course task activities based on specific workplace requirements of your job
- One-to-one tutorial support provided remotely to you
- Webinars and Workshops (both live and recorded) providing relevant tutorial support
- Workplace observation assessment
- Flexible remote access to coaches/assessors
- Learning portal to view all your activities, access resources and monitor your progression
- Access to resources and support via our social media channels
- Access to free CPD training and workshops for our partners
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What is RQF?
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RCF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units. It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.
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