NCFE/CACHE Diploma in Adult Care L3 - Full Time

Full Time · Health & Social Care · Bishop Auckland Campus

14 September 2021 - 16 June 2022
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
09:15 - 17:00
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification is supported by Skills for Care.

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. You will gain occupational competence and/or 'licence to practice' from the qualification therefore the practical elements of the programme are mandatory.

It is aimed at all those who wish to work in a lead adult care worker role in health and social care settings in England. Please note this qualification will not hold UCAS points therefore if you wish to progress to University for Nursing for example you will need to talk to an advisor about the NCFE/CACHE Technical Certificate Level 3 qualification. (Please note- this full-time course is for applicants aged 19 and under- if you are over the age of 19- please see the part- time Adult Pathway to Health and Social Care L3 Course).

Course requirements

Minimum 3 GCSE’s at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or equivalent, including a C or above in Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area. This can be discussed on an individual basis and you may attend maths and English whilst studying this qualification. A clear criminal record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

What will I do?

The course requires three days attendance at college (TBC) with two additional days in placement.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

You must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma. You will complete all of Mandatory units- 9 (7 with observational criteria in placement and 2 portfolio evidence only) There are: Promote communication in care settings. Promote effective handling of information in care settings. Promote personal development in care settings. Promote person-centred approaches in care settings. Promote equality and inclusion in care settings. Promote health, safety, and well-being in care settings. Responsibilities of a care worker. Duty of care in settings. And Safeguarding and protection in care settings. The optional units will be decided based on employer requirements and will then make up the rest of the qualification.

Assessment in placement is throughout the year based on how much evidence there is required for the qualification.

What will it give me?

On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Level 3 you will be occupationally competent and/or have the 'licence to practice' within the Care sector.

Materials needed

There are no formal resources that you will need. Access to the internet and a memory stick would be helpful to continue studies between home and college. Files, paper and stationary are required for course/class work.

There are books which could be useful to your studies and you will be told about these when you start, they are also available within our learning zone and are also available as E-books. You will need to purchase a college polo shirt(s) for wearing in placement

What can I do when I finish?

You can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

Senior Care Support Worker

Lead Personal Assistant.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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