L3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

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This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

Course Information

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including:
  • Supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care
  • Daily living needs
  • Health and social care procedures
  • Supporting individuals with dementia
  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing
You must achieve 9 mandatory units (28 credits) and 30 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 58 credits. At least 35 of these credits must be at Level 3 or above.

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Who is this course for?

In order to achieve this qualification, you must be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Units / Modules

From the mandatory units, you will gain knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas:
  • Promote Communication in Care Settings
  • Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
  • Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
  • Promote Person-centred Approaches in Care Settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Promote Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
  • Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Duty of Care in Care Settings
  • Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Specialism areas:
  • Health and Social Care
  • Clinical Skills
  • Leadership

Benefits / Skills

The course is a combination of in-class study and working in industry. You will develop your skills to enable you to progress further in the industry.

Entry Requirements

You must be working in the sector already in the job role.

Career Progression

Learners can progress to the Adult Care Diploma Level 4 or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services Adult pathway qualifications. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work. Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:
  • Senior care support worker
  • Lead personal assistant
You may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

12/09/2022

Course Code

77250-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

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You must be actively working in the sector at the level of the course to enable you to meet the competence based criteria.

Extra Curriculum

There are no attached UCAS points.

Trips and Opportunities

Level 3 Diplomas can help students progress onto higher education at university, skilled employment or onto an apprenticeship pathway.

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