IAO Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care – 603/2535/5
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This Diploma is an occupational qualification for individuals who work in Adult Care settings in England.
The qualification is suitable for people in a variety of roles where individuals have key responsibilities for the delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility.
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England)
This qualification allows individuals to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care within a role that has some autonomy, delegated responsibility, or where there may be a need for supervision of others.
The qualification is suitable for a variety of roles where individuals have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others such as:
- Lead Adult Care Worker
- Lead Personal Assistant
- Key Worker
- Domiciliary Care Worker
- Senior Care Worker
- Support Worker
Qualification content and how it is assessed
The majority of credit in this diploma (28 credits) is included in the nine mandatory units detailed in Group A.
Two units must be chosen from both Group C and Group D.
The remaining credit to make a total of 30 credits must be chosen from the optional units in Group B.
The nine mandatory units cover the following topics:
- Person centre approaches
- Personal development
- Equality and inclusion
- Handling information
- Duty of care
- Responsibilities of the role
- Health, safety, and wellbeing
The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of Adult Care services.
Observation of your practice
This is an essential assessment component of the qualification and will be carried out in the workplace by an assessor. The observation will contribute to generating evidence for both the mandatory units and some of the optional units.
The Adult Care – Level 3 Diploma Course looks to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of those working in a wide range of roles in the health and social care sector. The purpose of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace with the option of learners progressing to a higher level qualification in the same subject area. This qualification is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in the health and social care industry in care roles within residential settings, domiciliary services or day care services.
This brand new qualification was launched on 1st January 2018 and replaces the older Health & Social Care – Level 3 Diploma (QCF). These qualifications have replaced the previous NVQ qualifications.
The underpinning knowledge sections of this qualification have been fully updated to include the latest Acts of Parliament, government guidelines and Codes of Practice, including:
- Care Act (2014) and subsequent amendments
- Fundamental Standards 2015
- Duty of Candour
- New principles of independent advocacy
- Revised Audit Processes, following the publication of the Caldicott Report (2015)
- The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
- Skills for Care’s updated CPD guide
- Updates to the requirements for Care and Support Plans
- Updates to definitions of the balance between risk assessment, risk-taking and rights and responsibilities
On successful completion of this course, students will receive an Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma Qualification with 58 Credits.
Please Note: Work Placement Requirements – Students will require a suitable work placement to complete this course. It is recommended that students have the placement for the duration of their studies. This could be a full time position or a voluntary position of 1 or 2 mornings, afternoons or days per week. The placement needs to be sufficient to enable students to gather the required workplace evidence for each of the course units detailed below, and the student will need to be evidenced doing tasks and have their work signed off by an appropriate person (Manager or Supervisor) within the organisation.
Students who don’t have a suitable placement should consider one of the Pearson Qualifications:
Course Delivery Notice: You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments, and log tutor questions.. Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the delivered is online.
The Adult Care – Level 3 Diploma Course includes the following units:-
- Unit 1 – Promote Communication in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: 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; and Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality.
- Unit 2 – Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: Understand requirements for handling information in care settings; Be able to implement good practice in handling information; and Be able to support others to handle information.
- Unit 3 – Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: 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; and Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.
- Unit 4 – Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: Understand the application of person-centred approaches in care settings; 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; and Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach.
- Unit 5 – Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion; Be able to work in an inclusive way; and Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion.
- Unit 6 – Promote Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: 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; and Know how to manage stress.
- Unit 7 – Responsibilities of a Care Worker
Learning Outcomes: Understand working relationships in care settings; Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer; and Be able to work in partnership with others.
- Unit 8 – Duty of Care in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: 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; and Know how to respond to complaints.
- Unit 9 – Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: Understand principles of safeguarding adults; 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; and Understand principles for online safety.
- Unit 10 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Learning Outcomes: Understand own and others roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections; Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections; Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections; Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections; Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections; and Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections.
- Unit 11 – Causes and Spread of Infection
Learning Outcomes: Understand the causes of infection; and Understand the transmission of infection.
- Unit 12 – Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Learning Outcomes: Understand how to maintain a clean environment; Understand the principles and steps of the decontamination process; and Understand the importance of good waste management practice.
- Unit 13 – Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
Learning Outcomes: Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals; Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals; Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals; Be able to prepare individuals before moving and positioning; Be able to move and position an individual; and Know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning an individual.
- Unit 14 – Support Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals
Learning Outcomes: Understand the importance of risk taking in everyday life; Understand the importance of a positive, person-centred approach to risk assessment; Understand the legal and policy framework underpinning an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks; Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks; Be able to support individuals to take risks; and Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking.
- Unit 15 – Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene
Learning Outcomes: Understand the importance of good personal hygiene; Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene; and Understand when poor hygiene may be an indicator of other underlying personal issues.
- Unit 16 – Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities
Learning Outcomes: 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; and Be able to support individuals’ to review their access to and use of services and facilities.
- Unit 17 – Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
Learning Outcomes: Understand an individual’s specific communication needs; Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids; Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals; Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method; Be able to promote communication between individuals and others; and Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided.
- Unit 18 – Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings
Learning Outcomes: Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings; Know about common types of medication and their use; Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings; Understand techniques for administering medication; Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely; Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication; Be able to support use of medication; and Be able to record and report on use of medication.
Please Note: An alternative unit is available for students who are not involved in the administration of medication:- Promote Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings.
There is no prior learning knowledge or experience required to take this course, however a work placement is required for completion of the coursework. Students need to complete a piece of coursework for each of the units in the course so the placement will need to be suitable for collecting evidence for any associated task covered in the unit.
Course Duration & Support:
Students are provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide everything required to complete the Care course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your course via email. Additionally a Help Desk is available to provide any practical advice by email or phone.
Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.
Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post. We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.
On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Qualification No. 603/2535/5 ). This is a Level 3 Diploma and has 58 credits.
To register for this qualification you need to complete a registration agreement form. This will prompt you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking a supported distance learning qualification and to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace. To find out more about registering please complete form or email here firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
(1) Request enrolment form
(3) An invoice will be sent or make an Online payment