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Adult Care Diploma Level 3 RQF

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Adult Care Diploma Level 3 RQF

decorative imageThis qualification is designed for individuals aspiring to pursue a career within the health and social care industry. It proves to be an excellent choice if you're interested in roles related to caregiving in various settings, including residential care, domiciliary services, and day services.

This diploma is specifically designed to enrich the knowledge, competencies, and skill sets of individuals employed in various positions within the health and social care sector. Its primary objective is to strengthen the professional capabilities of caregivers and support their progression toward more advanced qualifications.

This diploma caters to a wide range of job roles, including Senior Care Assistants, Support Workers, and Key Workers in various healthcare settings such as residential care facilities, domiciliary services, and day care centres.

The foundational components of the curriculum have been meticulously updated to encompass the latest Acts of Parliament, government guidelines, and Codes of Practice. These updates include:

  • The Care Act (2014) and its subsequent amendments
  • Fundamental Standards 2015
  • Duty of Candour
  • New principles of independent advocacy
  • Revised Audit Processes in line with the Caldicott Report (2015)
  • The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Updates in accordance with Skills for Care's CPD guide
  • Revisions to the requirements for Care and Support Plans
  • Adjustments to definitions regarding the balance between risk assessment, risk-taking, and individual rights and responsibilities

The Level 3 diploma consists of various units of assessment aligned with the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). Upon successfully completing a unit, you will earn a specific number of credits.

This qualification is structured around learning outcomes, where you must demonstrate your knowledge and practical experience.

Please note: To meet the course requirements, you must engage in a work placement in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) for a minimum of 50 hours, whether it's a paid or voluntary position. During this work placement, it is essential to have a staff member with the necessary occupational competence for supervision, witness testimonies, and validation of your achievement of the work-based learning outcomes. Additionally, you should be prepared to participate in both remote and in-person observations conducted by an NCC Assessor.

This educational program has been carefully designed to empower individuals working in or aspiring to enter the health and social care sector. Its overarching objective is to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel effectively in their roles.

This new diploma aims to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and social care setting. The purpose of the qualification is to support the carer’s role in the workplace and to enable them to progress to higher level qualifications.

Popular job roles include: Senior Care Assistants, Support Workers, and Key Workers in residential settings, as well as domiciliary services and day services.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This is suitable for individuals who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care industry.

There is no previous learning knowledge needed to enrol on to the course making it easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area. However, you will find it useful if you already have some background knowledge of the industry.

Please note that to complete the workplace element of this course, learners must be UK-based (excluding Northern Ireland), and be able to complete in-person and remote observations as part of the assessment process.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This newly revised and officially regulated qualification replaces the previous iteration of the course. It represents the most current and updated version of the highly sought-after Health and Social Care Level 3 NVQ and QCF qualifications.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
Qualification Number: 610/0103/6
Total Credits: 59
UCAS Points: 32

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credit values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

Training Course Content

The qualification consists of 20 units as detailed below.

Unit 1: Agreed Ways of Working in Care Settings
Unit 2: Safeguarding in Care Settings
Unit 3: Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings
Unit 4: Duty of Care in Care Settings
Unit 5: Effective Communication in Care Settings
Unit 6: Handling Information in Care Settings
Unit 7: Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings
Unit 8: Importance of Choice and Independence in Care Settings
Unit 9: Importance of Health and Wellbeing
Unit 10: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings
Unit 11: Health and Safety in Care Settings
Unit 12: Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings
Unit 13: The Importance of Continuous Development
Unit 14: The Importance of Personal Wellbeing
Unit 15: The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Unit 16: Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with Their Plan of Care
Unit 17: Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene
Unit 18: Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
Unit 19: Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities
Unit 20: Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management


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