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

Overview

This qualification is perfect for those aiming for a career in adult social care or who already work in the setting and are looking for an introductory qualification. The course is ideal for people who need a career change and want to understand more about working in a health and social care environment. 

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Qualification has been designed as a knowledge based course. As such no practical elements are involved. However, if you are looking to study a qualification that covers both theoretical and practical elements, you should consider the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) RQF.

How does the course work? 

This is a distance learning course which means you will work independently from home. You will be able to be in touch with your tutor via phone, email and through our learning platform, but you will ultimately be in charge of your own study schedule. The amount of time you dedicate to your studies will depend on how much time you can schedule in between other commitments as well as how well you are able to grasp the learning materials.

Modules

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 previous experience or qualifications are needed to enrol on this course; it is available to all students who are at least 16 years of age.

This course does not require you to do a placement as this is all knowledge based learning. 

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 198 hrs.

Assessment

Every lesson will be followed by an assessment task that will need to be completed and returned to your tutor. These assignments will be used to create a portfolio of evidence, but also to provide you with the feedback and grades that will help you progress. 

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/0048/X). This course has also been assigned 21 credits

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

After completing this qualification, learners can continue their studies with a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) RQF Level 3.

This qualification is perfect for those aiming for a career in adult social care or who already work in the setting and are looking for an introductory qualification. The course is ideal for people who need a career change and want to understand more about working in a health and social care environment. 

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF Qualification has been designed as a knowledge based course. As such no practical elements are involved. However, if you are looking to study a qualification that covers both theoretical and practical elements, you should consider the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) RQF.

How does the course work? 

This is a distance learning course which means you will work independently from home. You will be able to be in touch with your tutor via phone, email and through our learning platform, but you will ultimately be in charge of your own study schedule. The amount of time you dedicate to your studies will depend on how much time you can schedule in between other commitments as well as how well you are able to grasp the learning materials.

Modules

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 previous experience or qualifications are needed to enrol on this course; it is available to all students who are at least 16 years of age.

This course does not require you to do a placement as this is all knowledge based learning. 

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 198 hrs.

Assessment

Every lesson will be followed by an assessment task that will need to be completed and returned to your tutor. These assignments will be used to create a portfolio of evidence, but also to provide you with the feedback and grades that will help you progress. 

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/0048/X). This course has also been assigned 21 credits

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.

After completing this qualification, learners can continue their studies with a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) RQF Level 3.

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