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Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course

400 hours
579 GBP excl. VAT
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400 hours
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Course description

The Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course

The Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course looks to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of those working in a wide range of roles in the health and social care sector. The purpose of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace with the option of learners progressing to a higher level qualification in the same subject area. This qualification is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in the health and social care industry in care roles within residential settings, domiciliary services or day care services.

This new RQF qualification replaces the older Health & Social Care - Level 3 Diploma (QCF), which had previously replaced the previous NVQ Qualifications.

The underpinning knowledge sections of this qualification have been fully updated to include the latest Acts of Parliament, government guidelines and Codes of Practice, including:

  • Care Act (2014) and subsequent amendments
  • Fundamental Standards 2015
  • Duty of Candour
  • New principles of independent advocacy
  • Revised Audit Processes, following the publication of the Caldicott Report (2015)
  • The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Skills for Care’s updated CPD guide
  • Updates to the requirements for Care and Support Plans
  • Updates to definitions of the balance between risk assessment, risk-taking and rights and responsibilities

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Suitability - Who should attend?

There is no prior learning knowledge or experience required to take this course, however a work placement is required for completion of the coursework.

Students need to complete a piece of coursework for each of the units in the course so the placement will need to be suitable for collecting evidence for any associated task covered in the unit.

Training Course Content

  • Agreed Ways of Working in Care Settings
  • Safeguarding in Care Settings
  • Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings
  • Duty of Care in Care Settings
  • Effective Communication in Care Settings
  • Handling Information in Care Settings
  • Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings
  • Importance of Choice and Independence in Care Settings
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings
  • Health and Safety in Care Settings
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings
  • The Importance of Continuous Development
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
  • Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene
  • Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
  • Support Individuals to Access and use Services and Facilities
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management

Course delivery details

Course Format:Online Course (With Optional Paper-Based Course Notes)

1-3 Working Days (Email)

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions.

Please Note: An optional hard-copy version of the course notes can be purchased for an additional £48.00. This is useful for learners who also want to study away from the computer and means they have course notes they can keep and refer back to beyond their online course license.

Delivery of the hard-copy materials is usually within 5 to 10 working days by a recorded delivery service.


Course price:

  • Pay in full today: £516.00
  • 3 monthly payments: £172.00
  • 6 monthly payments: £61.92

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