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Part-time L3 Diploma in Adult Care Level 3 | Diploma in Adult Care

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a competence-based qualification that covers the knowledge and skills that are required to work in a particular job role, such as senior care assistant or senior support worker in adult care. It is desirable that you are working in a role where you have so...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to enrol?
1st January 2020 - 30th April 202112:00am - 12:00amStroud Campus3TBC£2495Enrolment Form

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a competence-based qualification that covers the knowledge and skills that are required to work in a particular job role, such as senior care assistant or senior support worker in adult care. It is desirable that you are working in a role where you have some level of responsibility for or supervision of others, or for leading on aspects of work within your work setting, or that you work in an unsupervised capacity.

Duration and structure

The diploma is a flexible qualification to suit different settings in the care sector. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills, as well as the underpinning theories which support your working practices. The qualification will take around 15 months to complete.

Candidates are required to complete their training within the workplace, where an assessor will visit them and support their progress through on-site assessment.

Entry criteria

You will need to be employed in the care sector and working in excess of 16 hours per week. You must be working in an unsupervised capacity with responsibilities. You will have undergone a workplace induction and it is desirable that you have at least 3 months' experience within your job role.

Why study with us?

  • We focus on you
  • We are flexible and reliable
  • Competent assessors
  • Resources are provided
  • Bespoke packages to meet individual employers' requirements

What will I study?

Students must complete a range of mandatory units covering:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings
  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

You will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of your work role, for example:

  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Understand physical disability
  • Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Move and position individuals
  • Support individuals to live at home
  • Contribute to effective team working in health and social care
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a lead adult care worker
  • Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects

How will I be assessed?

Your course is fully delivered within your real work environment by a competent assessor on a one-to-one basis. Visits are arranged to be flexible to suit the needs of the learner. You will build a portfolio of evidence; this will be achieved through a variety of methods:

  • Direct observation of your practice
  • Personal reflections on practice
  • Written tasks
  • Research projects
  • Written questions
  • Professional discussion
  • Study packs and testimonials

You will also develop your research skills, evaluate systems and reflect upon your work practices. In the role of a senior support worker in the health and social care field, as well as competence, you will develop skills including:

  • Planning and implementing activities
  • Observing adults
  • Maintaining records
  • Communicating with key people
  • Implementing health and safety
  • Abiding by government legislation and requirements

For further information, please contact Karen Ashley:

01453 761107
karen.ashley@sgscol.ac.uk

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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