Health And Social Care Diploma Level 3
To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a minimum of 58 Credits. To do this they must achieve:
- 28 credits from the mandatory units in Group A
- A minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from the optional units in Group B
- At least 23 credits from the optional units in Group C
Learners claiming a specialist pathway (Dementia or Adults with Learning Disabilities) must achieve some specified units within the credits required in Groups B and C.
Age group: 16-18 and 19+
This qualification is suitable for:
This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care workforce. It provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles.
The qualification has been developed to meet specific needs in England.
This qualification will form part of the Apprenticeship Frameworks in the Sector.
What we do
We offer training programme which aims to provide an insight into the skills required to work in the healthcare sector. Enhancing your professional skills will not only enable you to provide a higher standard of service but will also increase job satisfaction and confidence.
The objective of this programme is to provide teaching and support to health and social care workers to:
- Support individuals in their own homes or in residential care homes.
- Explore the communication process
- Risk Assessment
- Ensure the health and Safety at work
- Appreciate the importance of making a positive impression
- Learn the importance of self development and teamwork
- Supervising, training, coaching and motivating a team to achieve healthcare objectives.
The duration of the course is 6 – 12 months.
This will be undertaken by qualified tutors with the accredited A1 qualification.
They will develop the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and the skills in relation to Health and Social Care.
The tutors will:
- Provide opportunities for learning
- Provide ongoing mentoring to candidates, including review and feedback on learning experience and development of competence.
- Provide opportunities for a candidate to practice what they have learnt in a realistic, but safe and protected, working environment or, where this is not appropriate, in a simulated environment as appropriate to the assessment strategy.
For competence to be decided, the application of the learning will need to be assessed.
Training sessions are undertaken once every 2 weeks and it is 4 hours per a session. These sessions are designed to cover a unit per session.
When the required number of units has been covered, the assessment process then begins. This involves the observation of the candidate in the application of what they have learnt and it is over 3 sessions of 2 hours per session.
The candidate’s portfolio is then completed and submitted for verification by the internal and external verifiers who will then determine whether the candidate has passed.