Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course

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Self-Study Time:400 Hours (Self-Study)
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Gain a Vocational Level 3 Health Care Diploma Qualification

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

On successful completion on this course students will receive a TQUK Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Qualification with 59 Credits.

Work Placement Requirements

Students will require a suitable work placement to complete this course. It is recommended that students have the placement for the duration of their studies. This could be a full time position or a voluntary position of 1 or 2 mornings, afternoons or days per week. The placement needs to be sufficient to enable students to gather the required workplace evidence for each of the course units detailed below, and the work will need to be signed off by an appropriate person (Manager or Supervisor) within the organisation through witness testimonies.

Students who can't arrange a suitable placement should consider one of the CACHE (RQF) Qualifications:

The Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course includes the following units:

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer, and work in partnership with others.

Learning outcomes:

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

This unit is aimed at those working in any setting where an adult may be accessing care or support. It covers the important area of safeguarding individuals from different types of abuse. Learners will explore how to recognise the risk of abuse and when it might be occurring. They will consider why individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or disclosed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse and neglect.
  • Know signs of abuse and neglect in care settings.
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse or neglect occurring in care settings.
  • Know how to respond to suspected or disclosed abuse and neglect in care settings.
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices in care settings.
  • Understand the principles of online safety in care settings.

This unit covers the legislation and underpinning principles surrounding mental capacity in adult care. Learners will explore their role in applying these principles in practice, developing an awareness of how restrictive practice may occur and recognising when and how to raise concerns.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of mental capacity.
  • Understand the application of the principles of mental capacity and consent.
  • Understand restrictive practices in care settings.

This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of settings. It introduces the worker’s role in addressing dilemmas and conflicts that may arise where there is a duty of care and how to respond to comments and complaints. The unit also covers how to recognise adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses and prevent their occurrence in the future.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice in care settings.
  • 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 concerns and complaints in care settings.
  • Know how to recognise and respond to adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses in care settings.

This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of adult care settings. It covers the central importance of communication in adult care, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting.
  • Understand the variety in peoples’ communication needs and preferences in care settings.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with others in care settings.
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals in care settings.
  • Understand the role of independent advocacy services in supporting individuals to communicate their wishes, needs and preferences in care settings.
  • Understand confidentiality in care settings.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of adult care settings. It covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in handling, recording, sharing, storing and accessing information whilst protecting data security.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in care settings.
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information in care settings.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of adult care settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person-centred approaches.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the application of person-centred practices in care settings.
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way.
  • Understand the importance of individuals’ relationships.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of adult care settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote the importance of choice and independence in care settings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to promote individuals’ rights to make choices.
  • Be able to promote individuals’ independence.
  • Understand the role of risk assessments in promoting person-centred approaches, choice and independence.

This unit covers the importance of maintaining health and wellbeing in an adult care setting. Learners will explore the links between self-esteem and wellbeing and how to recognise changes in health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of individuals’ well-being.
  • Know how to monitor individuals’ health.
  • Be able to assess and respond to changes in an individual’s health and well-being.
  • Be able to promote individuals’ health and well-being.

This unit covers the concepts of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights which are fundamental in an adult care setting. Learners will develop understanding of these concepts, why they are important and how to apply them in practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand influencers on working practices to promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights.
  • Understand the importance of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights within your work setting.
  • Know how to promote equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights.
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way.

This unit is aimed at those working in care settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health, safety and wellbeing in their work setting.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety.
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety.
  • Know how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely.
  • Know how to handle hazardous substances and materials.
  • Know how to promote fire safety in the work setting.
  • Be able to Implement security measures in the work setting.

This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of care settings. The unit looks at the prevention and control of infection and working in ways to prevent and control the spread of infection.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to prevent and control the spread of infection.
  • Be able to prevent and control the spread of infection.

This unit covers promoting continuing personal and professional development in care settings. This includes being able to use reflection and learning opportunities to develop own practice and leadership skills and improve the quality-of-care provision.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is required to be competent in own role.
  • Know how to commit to own development.
  • Understand the value of reflective practice.
  • Be able to Use reflective practice to improve ways of working.
  • Know how to develop leadership behaviours.

In this unit, learners are encouraged to consider their own personal wellbeing and the impact of a range of factors. They will explore how their personal wellbeing can affect others, their practice and their own health. Learners will look at stress, different strategies to manage stress and sources of support to maintain and improve wellbeing.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand own wellbeing.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining and improving own wellbeing.
  • Know how to maintain and improve own wellbeing.
  • Know how to manage own stress and anxiety.

This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of care settings. The unit looks at the prevention and control of infection and working in ways to prevent and control the spread of infection.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to move and position individuals as part of their plan of care according to their specific needs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand current legislation, national guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in relation to moving and positioning individuals.
  • Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals.
  • Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals.
  • Be able to move and position an individual.
  • Know when to seek advice and/or assistance from others when moving and positioning an individual.

The learner will develop skills in supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene when they are unable to-self-care. Application of infection control is required. The ability to follow a care plan is central to carrying out the activities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene.
  • Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene.
  • Understand when poor hygiene may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues.

This unit is for those who support individuals with specific communication needs. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to select, use and review services and facilities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand factors that influence individuals’ access to services and facilities.
  • Be able to support individuals to select services and facilities.
  • Be able to support individuals to access and use services and facilities.
  • Be able to support individuals to review their access to and use of services and facilities.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding of the correct way of maintaining a clean environment in accordance with national policies. Learners will gain an understanding of the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials. This unit does not cover the decontamination of surgical instruments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to maintain a clean environment.
  • Understand the principles and steps of the decontamination process.
  • Understand the importance of good waste management practice.
Course Format & Delivery

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

Level 3 Healthcare Qualification

On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Qualification No. 610/0103/6). This is a Vocational Level 3 Diploma Qualification with 59 credits.

You can find further information on qualifications and their levels on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

TQUK (Training Qualification UK) are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment. The course is delivered and assessed by NCC, a licensed TQUK centre. TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits 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.

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