Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

IAO Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care – 603/2535/5 

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Qualification content and how it is assessed

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.

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

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/part- 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 undertaking a voluntary placement

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.. This course is delivered completely online.


The Adult Care – Level 3 Diploma Course includes the following units:-

Modules

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Understand principles for online safety

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

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

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to promote 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
  • e able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals’ wellbeing
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

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

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins 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
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication

Prerequisites:

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.

Assessment:

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.

Qualification:

On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or CACHE 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.


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