Adult Care Level 3

(also known as Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3)

The RQF Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed for working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of relevant topics (outlined below).

Our expert trainers have professional experience in health and social care and will help you throughout your Health and Social Care Level 3 learning journey with 1-2-1 support.

Achieving the RQF adult care qualification enables your progression into employment as a senior care or support worker with supervisory responsibility. 

Please note this is a CQC qualification and meets the CQC standards of care requirements.

9 -12 months
Online and Work-Based Support
  • Pay nothing up front with a Government-backed Advanced Learner Loan (no credit checks)
  • Flexible interest free installments
  • Credit/Debit Card

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Introducing the Level 3 Diploma
Can I apply for this adult care course?

You can do this health and social care level 3 qualification if you are:

  • Working or volunteering in a Health and Social Care setting
  • Aiming to develop your role either into management or a specialist practitioner

If you are unsure whether you or your workplace will be suitable please get in touch and we will discuss your options.

Adult Care Level 3 Course details

This adult care qualification is designed to be flexible so you can fit learning around your work schedule and life.

You can choose what and when you learn through our 'MyLifetime' online learning site, and blend this as much or as little support as you need including workplace observations and visits from your expert Lifetime trainer.

Online

Online learning will be completed through the MyLifetime online learning community, where you can access your workbooks and online resources. MyLifetime also provides instant access to expert tutors and allows you to interact with other learners. To support your journey, there are a range of materials available, including; videos, webinars, podcasts and other dynamic learning resources.

Online Support

Online support will be provided via our MyLifetime online learning community. Here you will have access to your assessment workbooks, can ask expert tutors questions and interact with other learners. There is also a range of engaging learning materials that have been designed to support your learning journey, with fresh content uploaded regularly.

Work-Based Support

You will have face-to-face visits from your trainer at key points throughout your course to keep you motivated and supported. Our formal and informal 1-2-1 sessions via phone or Skype will coach you to success.

Alongside this you will have access to friendly help and assistance through our learner helpline so you can get answers quickly if your tutor isn’t available.

Adult Care Level 3 Course content

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF - mandatory units

This unit introduces the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

This unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such settings, and ways to implement these.

This unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such settings.

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

This unit 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.

This unit outlines the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, working in ways that are agreed with the employer and working in partnership with others.

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

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

Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings.

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF - optional units

If your work includes assessment, medication administration, tissue viability risk assessments, hygiene and daily skills this pathway could be for you.

If your work includes supporting communication, negotiating environments and assessment, this pathway could be for you.

If your work includes supporting positive risk taking, supporting the use of medication and access to services and facilities then this pathway could be for you.

If your work includes supporting access to services and facilities, self directed support and developing skills for everyday life then this pathway could be for you

If your work includes enabling interaction for people with dementia, ensuring rights and choices are balanced by risk and support basic needs such as nutrition for people with dementia then this pathway could be for you.

If your work includes supporting people with learning disabilities then this pathway could be for you.

If your work includes supporting people with learning disabilities then this pathway could be for you.

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