Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3

Important

This Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3 requires a 100 hour placement in order to successfully complete this course.

Overview

The RQF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification based on the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care & Development. Recognised by care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and nursing universities this qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a senior role with adults across all social care settings.

Overview of work placements

In order to successfully complete a Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3 qualification you are required to complete a compulsory work placement. The work placement can be paid or voluntary and each learner is responsible for arranging their own placement.

Along with their first set of course materials, learners will receive a comprehensive guide giving them plenty of information on what is required during the placement, how to set it up and the types of activities that they will need to complete (including examples of the types of evidence that will need to be submitted).

Course modules

Module 1: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (R/601/1436)

The module introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • 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 complaints

Module 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (A/601/8574)

This module introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse.  It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring.  It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Module 3: Understand sensory loss (M/601/3467)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to appropriately support individuals with sensory loss.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
  • Understand the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and / or hearing loss and actions that may be taken

Module 4: Understand the process and experience of dementia (J/601/3538)

This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to understand dementia and its impact on an individual, as well as to facilitate person-centred care for individuals with dementia.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the neurology of dementia
  • Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach

Module 5: Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (J/601/1434)

The module explores the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It also considers issues of confidentiality.

The learning outcomes for this module are:
   

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet  the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Module 6: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (A/601/1429)

The module introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan

Module 7: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (Y/601/1437)

The module introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Module 8: The role of the health and social care worker (J/601/8576)

This module 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.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand working relationships in health and social care
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

Module 9: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care (Y/601/8145)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care 
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • Be able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals well-being
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person centred approach

Module 10: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (F/601/8138)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

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

Module 11: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings (J/601/9470)

This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information

Module 12: Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life (L/601/8028)

The module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the context of supporting skills for everyday life
  • Be able to support individuals to plan for maintaining and developing skills for everyday life
  • Be able to support individuals to retain, regain or develop skills for everyday life
  • Be able to evaluate support for developing or maintaining skills for everyday life

Module 13: Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences (L/601/8644)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the role of learning and development activities in meeting individual needs
  • Be able to identify learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Be able to plan learning and development activities with individuals
  • Be able to prepare for learning and development activities
  • Be able to facilitate learning and development activities with individuals
  • Be able to evaluate and review learning and development activities

Module 14: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities (F/601/7927)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to access and use services and facilities.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • 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

Module 15: Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review (H/601/8049)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the principles of person centred assessment and care planning
  • Be able to facilitate person centred assessment
  • Be able to contribute to the planning of care or support
  • Be able to support the implementation of care plans
  • Be able to monitor a care plans
  • Be able to facilitate a review of care plans and their implementation

Module 16: Support individuals with specific communication needs (T/601/8282)

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them
  • Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication needs of individuals and ways to address them
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication 
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Know how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them

Requirements

As part of your course it is recommended that you spend approximately 100 hours in a 'real work' environment. Towards the end of the course, you will visited at your placement location by an assessor.

You may be visited twice if any evidence is missing from the final assessor check of your work. You will be given plenty of notice for this and will have a personalised plan designed so you know exactly what the assessor will need to see.

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 336 hrs.

Qualification number: 60018987

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.

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Developing your career

Success in the care sector requires a broad and diverse skillset. This is not simply in terms of responding to individual requirements but also advancements made in health care, CPD and sector requirements. This qualification provides you with all this contemporary knowledge so that you are in a position to excel and assume more responsibility, potentially management or leadership roles. It also provides you with the base from which you can go on to study level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care or Dementia awareness that are common prerequisites of some senior roles.

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