Level 3 Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
Full time course
This qualification is perfect for learners who would like to specialise in the Adult Social Care sector. With growing employment opportunities in the sector, this programme allows learners to acquire the knowledge of essential areas to be perfectly placed to gain employment
What will I learn?
Alongside informative work placements, this qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
Maths & English
All learners must have a grade C or above in Maths and English to enrol on the level 3 programme. Functional Skills are embedded within the curriculum and learners are fully prepared for HEI entrance exams.
Learners who complete the Level 3 Certificate can progress to apprenticeships and employment within the HSC sector.
Learners who complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma can progress to study different types of nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work, radiography, paramedic science and youth work at HE level. Other HE routes include sociology, psychology and law.
Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours are:
Certificate: 75 hours
Extended Diploma: 175 hours (includes the 75 hours completed during the Certificate).
Opportunity to complete first aid and sign language qualifications.
What do I need to join?
Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English or maths. An acceptable DBS clearance and academic reference. Applicants will also need to successfully pass a taster day and a 6-week probationary period.
How will I learn?
Students will have a mix of classroom and work-based learning, which will include presentations, role play, group work, practical activities, guest speakers and assignment work. Support will be provided online and face-to-face. There will be opportunities to visit care providers during the year.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will be continuously assessed through your assignment tasks. Assignments are set throughout the year, so you will know how well you are doing with regular one-to-one feedback from your tutor.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of the qualification, learners can continue their training in the workplace through apprenticeships or work-based learning programmes.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.