Apprenticeship ~ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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Level 3, professional knowledge & skills based qualification

map-pin Where do I study

To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, learners will need to be working in an a care role, in an appropriate setting to be able to study for the qualification.

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Studied over 12-24 months.

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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


What will I learn:

The content of the qualification links with knowledge and skills required for the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma. Learners must achieve 28 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units. At least 35 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above

Learners must already hold or achieve Level 2 in English and Maths, meet the standards of the Care Certificate and work in line with The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England.

What does the course lead to:

Learners 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 Workers.

Learners may also progress on to qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work

How will I be assessed:

The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods, which may include This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task and an End Point Assessment (an independent objective and impartial assessment of an apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours etc.)

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