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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Overview

If you are looking for a qualification that would enable you to work as an experienced care worker in adult care or volunteering in a similar setting, this RQF Diploma in Adult Care Level 3 is the right choice. By the end of it, you will be able to demonstrate competences for a range of role such as:

  • Senior care assistant, or support workers in residential settings, or private domiciliary care
  • Senior healthcare assistants, or support workers in community care, but also primary care and acute health
  • Senior level support workers in assisted living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants, or support workers dedicated to specialist areas such as dementia, or learning disabilities
  • Privately employed personal assistants, by individuals or their families
  • Emerging workforce that can overcome service barriers and innovative delivery models

This is a nationally recognised qualification across care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and nursing universities. The award will confirm knowledge, skills and professional capacity for work with adults in a variety of social care settings (residential, assisted living, home care, primary care, or acute health).

How does the course work?

Once you enrolled on your course with learndirect you will gain access to all our interactive resources. You will be able to log on to our virtual learning platform to access all the course materials. We are committed to support our students every step of the way. That is why you will have access to an assigned tutor, which you can keep in touch with over phone, email or the instant messaging function of the learning portal.

You will have full control over the manner of study for your course. The flexibility of distance learning is just what makes further study possible. Discipline is important, but with achievable goals and working with a tailored schedule will help. Plus, you will be part of a vibrant community of students that will be there to exchange ideas with or help with any questions you may have.

Modules

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

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 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand principles of safeguarding adults
  • 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
  • Understand principles for online safety

 

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

 

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

 

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

 

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand an individual’s specific communication needs
  • Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

 

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

 

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

 

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

 

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

 

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

 

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication

Requirements

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position. At the end of the course, an assessor will visit the placement / work place 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.

Assessment

 Assessments are an essential part of learning. They help you progress and qualify and gain the tutor feedback that will improve your knowledge. Each unit of the course will be evaluated by your tutor to help you advance your studies.

In order to gain this qualification, you will need to achieve a total of 59 credits. The recommended amount of time to complete this course is 399 hours.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

Learners who successfully complete their course will receive an Ofqual accredited level 3 diploma with 59 credits at level 3 (Qualification reference number = 603/2618/9).

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Developing your career

Success in the care sector requires a broad and diverse skillset. This is not simply in terms of responding to individual requirements but also advancements made in health care, CPD and sector requirements. This qualification provides you with all this contemporary knowledge so that you are in a position to excel and assume more responsibility, potentially management or leadership roles. It also provides you with the base from which you can go on to study level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care or Dementia awareness that are common prerequisites of some senior roles.

If you are looking for a qualification that would enable you to work as an experienced care worker in adult care or volunteering in a similar setting, this RQF Diploma in Adult Care Level 3 is the right choice. By the end of it, you will be able to demonstrate competences for a range of role such as:

  • Senior care assistant, or support workers in residential settings, or private domiciliary care
  • Senior healthcare assistants, or support workers in community care, but also primary care and acute health
  • Senior level support workers in assisted living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants, or support workers dedicated to specialist areas such as dementia, or learning disabilities
  • Privately employed personal assistants, by individuals or their families
  • Emerging workforce that can overcome service barriers and innovative delivery models

This is a nationally recognised qualification across care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and nursing universities. The award will confirm knowledge, skills and professional capacity for work with adults in a variety of social care settings (residential, assisted living, home care, primary care, or acute health).

How does the course work?

Once you enrolled on your course with learndirect you will gain access to all our interactive resources. You will be able to log on to our virtual learning platform to access all the course materials. We are committed to support our students every step of the way. That is why you will have access to an assigned tutor, which you can keep in touch with over phone, email or the instant messaging function of the learning portal.

You will have full control over the manner of study for your course. The flexibility of distance learning is just what makes further study possible. Discipline is important, but with achievable goals and working with a tailored schedule will help. Plus, you will be part of a vibrant community of students that will be there to exchange ideas with or help with any questions you may have.

Modules

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

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 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand principles of safeguarding adults
  • 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
  • Understand principles for online safety

 

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

 

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

 

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

 

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand an individual’s specific communication needs
  • Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

 

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

 

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

 

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

 

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

 

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

 

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication

Requirements

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position. At the end of the course, an assessor will visit the placement / work place 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.

Assessment

 Assessments are an essential part of learning. They help you progress and qualify and gain the tutor feedback that will improve your knowledge. Each unit of the course will be evaluated by your tutor to help you advance your studies.

In order to gain this qualification, you will need to achieve a total of 59 credits. The recommended amount of time to complete this course is 399 hours.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

Learners who successfully complete their course will receive an Ofqual accredited level 3 diploma with 59 credits at level 3 (Qualification reference number = 603/2618/9).

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Success in the care sector requires a broad and diverse skillset. This is not simply in terms of responding to individual requirements but also advancements made in health care, CPD and sector requirements. This qualification provides you with all this contemporary knowledge so that you are in a position to excel and assume more responsibility, potentially management or leadership roles. It also provides you with the base from which you can go on to study level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care or Dementia awareness that are common prerequisites of some senior roles.

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