Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3

Important Notice

A 100 hour placement must be successfully completed in order to acquire this, Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF, qualification.

This Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3 requires a 100 hour placement in order to successfully complete this course.

Overview

Why choose the RQF Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Level 3?

Social care has never had so much need for newly trained and qualified care workers. The rapid growth of the over 65-years demographic in the UK has put an immense pressure on the sector, and with new care companies continually popping up, there are many jobs available. If you have worked in care for a short while already, or if you are keen to ensure you have the right qualifications to progress in your role at work – perhaps becoming a supervisor or manager – this course will ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of what is required of you.

Recognised by care providers, the CQC, and nursing universities, the Level 3 RQF Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) has been developed by Skills for Care & Development, and is based on the requirements of the National Occupational Standards for health and social care.

With 16 modular units, this course is extremely thorough, and will take you through the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in health and social care. You will learn about communication strategies, why equality and inclusion are important in social care, how sensory loss affects people’s lives, and how you can improve the life of a person with dementia.

It also deals with good practice in the handling of information, the principles of safeguarding adults, and you will learn many skills to support people in their later years of life.

What’s the deal with the work placement?

To complete the RQF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), you are required to complete 100 hours of a work placement. This is a compulsory part of the course, but can be voluntary or paid, so if you already work as a care and support worker, you will already be doing this work. You will be responsible for arranging your own placement, so if you aren’t currently employed in a relevant role, you should look into it as soon as possible.

You will be provided with a comprehensive guide to setting up your placement, including details of the sorts of activities you will need to complete. If you are already in a care role, but you don’t normally do these activities with the people you support, you will need to make further arrangements to ensure you fulfil the requirements of the course.

Overview of work placements

In order to successfully complete a Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3 qualification you are required to complete a compulsory work placement. The work placement can be paid or voluntary and each learner is responsible for arranging their own placement.

Along with their first set of course materials, learners will receive a comprehensive guide giving them plenty of information on what is required during the placement, how to set it up and the types of activities that they will need to complete (including examples of the types of evidence that will need to be submitted).

Modules for this course

Module 1: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (R/601/1436)

The module introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
  • Know how to respond to complaints

Module 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (A/601/8574)

This module introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse.  It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring.  It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Module 3: Understand sensory loss (M/601/3467)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to appropriately support individuals with sensory loss.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
  • Understand the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and / or hearing loss and actions that may be taken

Module 4: Understand the process and experience of dementia (J/601/3538)

This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to understand dementia and its impact on an individual, as well as to facilitate person-centred care for individuals with dementia.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the neurology of dementia
  • Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach

Module 5: Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (J/601/1434)

The module explores the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It also considers issues of confidentiality.

The learning outcomes for this module are:
   

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet  the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Module 6: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (A/601/1429)

The module introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan

Module 7: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (Y/601/1437)

The module introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Module 8: The role of the health and social care worker (J/601/8576)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer and work in partnership with others.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand working relationships in health and social care
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

Module 9: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care (Y/601/8145)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care 
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • Be able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals well-being
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person centred approach

Module 10: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (F/601/8138)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
  • Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
  • Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
  • Know how to manage stress

Module 11: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings (J/601/9470)

This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information

Module 12: Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life (L/601/8028)

The module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the context of supporting skills for everyday life
  • Be able to support individuals to plan for maintaining and developing skills for everyday life
  • Be able to support individuals to retain, regain or develop skills for everyday life
  • Be able to evaluate support for developing or maintaining skills for everyday life

Module 13: Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences (L/601/8644)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the role of learning and development activities in meeting individual needs
  • Be able to identify learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Be able to plan learning and development activities with individuals
  • Be able to prepare for learning and development activities
  • Be able to facilitate learning and development activities with individuals
  • Be able to evaluate and review learning and development activities

Module 14: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities (F/601/7927)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to access and use services and facilities.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand factors that influence individuals’ access to services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals to select services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • Be able to support individuals’ to review their access to and use of services and facilities

Module 15: Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review (H/601/8049)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the principles of person centred assessment and care planning
  • Be able to facilitate person centred assessment
  • Be able to contribute to the planning of care or support
  • Be able to support the implementation of care plans
  • Be able to monitor a care plans
  • Be able to facilitate a review of care plans and their implementation

Module 16: Support individuals with specific communication needs (T/601/8282)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them
  • Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication needs of individuals and ways to address them
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication 
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Know how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them

Requirements

Although this course does not require any formal qualifications, a 100-hour work placement during the course is compulsory. Your assessor will visit you at your placement and gain evidence of your development. If any evidence is missing at the time, your assessor may need to visit you for a second time. You will receive plenty of notice for this, and your personalised plan will mean you know ahead of time exactly what your assessor wishes to see.

Assessment

You’ll get a question paper at the end of each lesson, and this should take you around 1-2 hours to complete. These papers, once marked by your assessor, will enable your tutor to continually monitor your progress and provide help and advice where needed. The course is estimated to require around 336 hours of study time in total.

Qualification number: 60018987

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.

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Developing your career

How can I follow up my RQF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)?

Because the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is a relatively advanced course, the skills and knowledge you acquire will enable you to really excel at your work, helping the people you support get the most out of their social care.

The course will also mean you will be able to apply for some leadership and management roles within the sector, or to progress into these more easily with your current employer. Most care providers will be very keen on employing care workers with good qualifications like this, so your opportunities will improve on completion of this diploma.

If you enjoy the format of this course, and are considering a long-term career in leadership and management within health and social care, you could also apply to study the Level 4 Diploma in health and social care, or in Dementia Awareness. These are common prerequisites for some senior roles, and will improve your employability even further.

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Further Information

Course ref: 60018987

Course starts: Anytime

Guided Learning Hours: 336

Modules: 16

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