• Course Information

    This qualification aims to: focus on the study of the adult care worker role in care settings, offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge, provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills, build knowledge and skills to work in adult care in health and social care settings in England and to cover a wide range of areas allowing learners to tailor the qualification to meet their needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of their job role.

    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      £2,882 (FREE if this is your first L3 or eligible for L3 free courses for jobs)*
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      34 weeks
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  • Overview

    Course duration: 4-hour lessons per week (online via Teams) over 34 weeks plus support in college if required.

    You will attend College for an Induction session to meet your tutors and discuss any support needs you may have. The course will then be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions scheduled. Within these sessions there will be a mixture of tutor delivery, discussions, group work activities and individual independent study tasks set. All dates will be agreed at a mutually convenient time between your tutor and you. You will also have regular contact with your assessor throughout your course who will also attend your placement to observe you using your skills in practice. This is a knowledge and skills qualification and requires 58 credits: 39 from mandatory units and 19 from optional units. 

    Mandatory Units:

    • Unit 1 Promote communication in care settings 
    • Unit 2 Handling information in adult care 
    • Unit 3 Promote own continuous personal and professional development 
    • Unit 4A Person-centred practice, choice and independence 
    • Unit 4B Understand how to promote personal wellbeing 
    • Unit 5 Promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights in care settings 
    • Unit 6A Promote health and safety in care settings 
    • Unit 6B Support the health and wellbeing of individuals in a care setting 
    • Unit 7 Scope and responsibilities of an adult care worker 
    • Unit 8 Understand duty of care 
    • Unit 9 Understand how to safeguard individuals
    • Unit 10 Understand mental capacity and restrictive practices
    • Unit 11 Infection prevention and control in a care setting
    • Variety of optional units to support your current job role. 

    *Price: £2,882.00, FREE subject to eligibility, loans available.

    Times: TBC

  • Entry Requirements

    Must have a Level 2 Diploma qualification in Health and Social Care. Must be working/ placement in a health and social care setting for a minimum of 6 hours a week. You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications/work experience subject to tutor approval. 

  • How will I be assessed?

    Work placement assessor will complete 2 observations in your setting in order to meet course criteria. Regular and punctual attendance is expected in order for you to achieve, progress and realise your full potential.

  • Progression Pathway

     Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following: Employment: lead adult care worker o senior care support worker o lead personal assistant  Further education: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England). There is also progression to higher level studies.

  • Programme Specification

    This course will be taught remotely through teams – every 4 weeks one session is based in college.

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.

  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with vulnerable adults, children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £48* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee is included in the course fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. If you are an Apprentice, this will be organised by your employer. *Price correct from June 2022.

    You will need to complete a DBS for this course and in doing so will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.