Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) Level 3

Overview

Why choose the Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Level 3?

Social care is a growing sector. As the UK population ages, and people now live longer, there is far more need for care in the home and in residential homes for older and disabled people than ever before.  This Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Level 3 is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to make a success of a role in care work from the moment you start.

Social care is usually provided by private care companies, either in the supported person’s home (home care) or in residential care or nursing homes. Although care companies train their staff to meet the fundamental standards expected, they often pay a better rate to those who come with a qualification in social care. If you don’t already have a job working in a care role, your Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Level 3 will mean you are more likely to be considered employable, and it also means you may be able to access better rates of pay.

If you already work in care, you may be able to progress in your career more quickly, perhaps taking on a supervisory role within your team, which will of course improve your pay rate too.

If you previously took a course many years ago, or if you’ve only had the in-house common induction standards (in the past) or the Care Certificate training that now take place, this course will ensure you are up to date with the latest legislation, regulations, codes of conduct and so on.

This is a knowledge-based course, so you won’t learn practical skills here, but will gain understanding of how the care industry works, how person-centred care is delivered, and you will also gain useful knowledge about safeguarding, how to spot abuse, and how to report unsafe practices. You will also learn about inclusion and diversity, and why equality is necessary and important, and you’ll be expected to understand how to raise awareness of these concepts.

Modules for this course

Unit One: Principles of communication in adult social care settings (R/602/2906)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in adult social care settings
  • Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of an individual
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication
  • Understand principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Unit Two: Principles of personal development in adult social care (R/602/3036)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care
  • Understand the importance of feedback in improving own practice
  • Understand how a personal development plan can contribute to own learning and development

Unit Three: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings (M/602/3044)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Understand how to work in an inclusive way
  • Understand how to raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion

 

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

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

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

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit Six: Understand the role of the social care worker (A/602/3113)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand working relationships in social care settings
  • Understand the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with others

Unit Seven: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings (R/602/3182)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care
  • Understand how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting
  • Understand the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support
  • Understand how to implement and promote active participation
  • Understand how to support an individual’s right to make choices
  • Understand how to an promote individual’s well-being
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person- centred approach

Unit Eight: Understand health and safety in social care settings (L/602/3178)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Understand how to reduce the spread of infection
  • Understand how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Understand the principles of assisting and moving an individual
  • Understand how to handle hazardous substances
  • Understand how to promote environmental safety procedures in the social care setting
  • Understand how to manage stress
  • Understand procedures regarding handling medication
  • Understand how to handle and store food safely

Unit Nine: Understand how to handle information in social care settings (D/602/3119)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in social care settings
  • Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings
  • Understand how to support others to handle information

Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are needed to enrol on this course, which is available to all students of all academic backgrounds. You should be at least 16 in order to enrol on this course.

Assessment

You’ll get an assessment at the end of each unit, 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 estimated amount of time this course is expected to take you is 198 hours.

Qualification number: 60006894

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.

CACHE

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the QCF (Qualification Number: 601/2629/2).

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Developing your career

How can I follow up my Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Level 3?

While you study for your Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Level 3, you will be able to apply for work as a care assistant, support worker, and many other care-related roles. Work within a care company, whether home care or residential, is never dull, always interesting, and full of the kind of variety only working closely with people can produce.

The knowledge you gain on this course will also stand you in good stead if you become a main carer for a member of your family, and will mean that you are better equipped to identify good care companies and good practice amongst social care staff who support you.

If you would like to gain experience and practical skills before you apply for work – or, if you would like to continue studying while working – you can enrol on the competence-based Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adult), which has a strong practical element.

 

 

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Further Information

Course ref: 60006894

Course starts: Anytime

Guided Learning Hours: 190

Modules: 9

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