Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

The QCF 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. It is recognised by care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and nursing universities. The award will confirm knowledge, skills and competence for those working with adults and children across all social care settings, including residential settings, primary care environments, domiciliary services, day services and supported living.

Target Audience
This qualification is ideal if you are working as an experienced care worker in health and social care or you are volunteering in a similar setting. The qualification will confirm competence for roles such as:
• Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, day services
• Senior healthcare assistants / support workers in community care, primary care, and acute health environments
• Senior support workers in supported living projects
• Community-based senior care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas eg dementia, learning disabilities
• Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
• Emerging new types of workers & multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

An overview of the Diploma in Health and Social Care Program

Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
The role of the health and social care worker
Promote person-centered approaches in health and social care
Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Requirements
You don’t need any specific prior learning requirements to take this qualification, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification within the Health and Social Care area. You need to be at least 16 years old to take this qualification.

Career path
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to either enter, or progress within employment in the Health or Social Care sector.

Who is it for?
The qualification was designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the role in the Health and Social Care workforce and can be used to confirm the competence in the chosen job role.

Financial Options
This qualification is eligible or Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session. Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue for more details.


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