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(NVQ/QCF) Health and Social Care (Adults) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

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These qualifications are aimed at those seeking work in health and social care with adults and those already working in organisations who wish to further develop their skills. The qualifications are designed to cater for the technical skills, knowledge and understanding required in specific job roles in the Health and Social Care Sector. They also reflect the range and depth of competence in areas in the sector, which allows the learner to develop their own personal growth and engagement. 

Components Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 3
BTEC / Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 3
Functional Skills - Math Level 2, English Level 2
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) [Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings]
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) [All have been mapped in to the qualification within the Apprenticeship]
Awarding body EDEXCEL / TQUK
Overview Industry recognised certification for Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Intended for Those seeking work in Health and Social Care and those already working in organisations who wish to develop their skills.
Duration NVQ only - to be agreed, Apprenticeship - 12 month minimum
Requirements To complete this qualification, candidates must achieve 79 Credits from a choice of units specialising within your service sector.
Delivery All workplace based (for individuals or groups)
Assessment Observation, discussion, personal statement, supporting documentation, portfolio of evidence (internal assessment), and practical demonstrations.
Learner support Learning material, optional in-company workshops
Progression Level 5 Qualifications in a related or job roles such as Senior Practitioner in Health and Social Care
Fees Funding available subject to eligibility

 

(Level 3 NVQ/QCF) Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England - Qualification structure

To achieve the Health and Social Care full Level 3 qualification, the learner must complete a minimum of fifty-eight credits, of which fifty credits must be selected from units at Level 3 or above; twenty-eight credits must be completed from Group A Mandatory Units; a minimum of two but a maximum of seven credits from Group B optional context/specialist knowledge units and a minimum of twenty-three credits from Group C optional competence units [thirty credits must be achieved from the optional units B and C].

 

Group A - Mandatory Units

QCF level

Credit

Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

3

3

Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

3

3

Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

3

2

Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

3

1

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

2

3

The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker

2

2

Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

3

6

Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

3

6

Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings

3

2

 

Group B - Optional Context or Specialist Knowledge Units                              

QCF level

Credit

Purpose and Principles of Independent Advocacy

3

4

Understand Mental Well-Being and Mental Health Promotion

3

3

Understand Mental Health Problems

3

3

Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia

3

3

Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach

3

2

(1*)Understand the Role of Communication and Interactions with Individuals who have Dementia

3

3

(2*)Understand the Diversity of Individuals with Dementia and the Importance of Inclusion

3

3

Understand Theories of Relationships and Social Networks

4

3

Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care

3

3

The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

2

3

Causes and Spread of Infection

2

2

Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste-Management

2

2

Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

2

4

(3*)Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene

2

1

(4*)Understand Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities

3

3

Principles of Supporting Individuals With a Learning Disability Regarding Sexuality and Sexual Health

3

3

Understand how to Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

3

3

(5*)Principles of Supporting Young People with a Disability to Make the Transition into Adulthood

3

3

(6*)Principles of Self-Directed Support

3

3

Understand Physical Disability

3

3

Understand the Impact of Acquired Brain Injury on Individuals

3

3

Understand Sensory Loss

3

3

Understand Models of Disability

3

3

Understand Advance Care Planning

3

3

Stroke Awareness

2

3

End of Life and Dementia Care

3

2

Understand how to Support Individuals during the Last Days of Life

3

3

Understand and Enabling Assisting and Moving Individuals

2

4

Understand the Effects of Ageing in Activity Provision

3

2

 

Group C – Optional Competence Units      

QCF level

Credit

(7*)Providing Independent Advocacy Support

3

6

(8*)Maintaining the Independent Advocacy Relationship

3

6

(9*)Responding to the Advocacy Needs of Different Groups Of People

3

6

Recognise Indications of Substance Misuse and Refer Individuals to Specialists

3

4

Support Individuals who are Substance Users

3

7

Identify and Act upon Immediate Risk of Danger to Substance Mis-users

3

4

Provide Services to those Affected by Someone Else’s Substance Use

3

4

Increase Awareness about Drugs, Alcohol or Other Substances with Individuals and Groups

3

7

Test for Substance Use

3

5

Carry out Initial Assessments to Identify and Prioritise the Needs of Substance Mis-users

3

5

Carry Out Comprehensive Substance Misuse Assessment

3

5

Assist with the Transfer of Individuals, who Misuse Substances, Between Agencies and Services

3

1

Support Individuals Through Detoxification Programmes

3

3

Develop and Sustain Effective Working Relationships with Staff in Other Agencies

3

4

(10*)Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects

2

3

Supply and Exchange Injecting Equipment for Individuals

3

3

Understand and Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Individuals with Dementia

3

3

Enable Rights and Choices of Individuals With Dementia whilst Minimising Risks

3

4

(11*)Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals who have Dementia

3

4

(12*)Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice

3

4

Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort

2

2

Gain Access to the Homes of Individuals, Deal with Emergencies and Ensure Security on Departure

2

2

Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care

2

4

Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care

2

4

Contribute to Raising Awareness of Health Issues

3

4

Provide Support to Continue Recommended Therapies

3

3

Provide Support to Maintain and Develop Skills for Everyday Life

3

4

Facilitate Learning and Development Activities to Meet Individual Needs and Preferences

3

5

Support the Development of Community Partnerships

4

5

Implement Therapeutic Group Activities

3

4

Support Individuals to Develop and Run Support Groups

3

3

Prepare to Support Individuals Within a Shared Lives Arrangement

3

4

Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities

3

4

Provide Support for Individuals with a Shared Lives Arrangement

3

5

Provide Support for Individuals with a Shared Lives Arrangement

3

5

Support Individuals in their Relationships

3

4

Facilitate Person-Centred Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review

3

6

Support Individuals to Live at Home

3

4

Support Individuals to Manage their Finances

3

3

Support Individuals to Access and Manage Direct Payments

4

6

Support Individuals to Access Housing and Accommodation Services

3

4

Support Individuals to Deal with Personal Relationship Problems

3

4

Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs

3

4

Support Individuals During a Period of Change

3

4

Support Individuals to Prepare for and Settle into New Home Environments

3

3

Support Individuals who are Bereaved

3

4

Work in Partnership with Families to Support Individuals

3

4

(13*)Promote Positive Behaviour

3

6

(14*)Support Use of Medication in Social-Care Settings

3

5

Support Individuals at the End of Life

3

7

Prepare Environments and Resources for use During Healthcare Activities

2

3

Prepare for and Carry out Extended Feeding Techniques

3

4

Undertake Tissue Viability Risk Assessments

3

3

Undertake Physiological Measurements

3

3

Obtain Venous Blood Samples

3

3

Undertake Urethral Catheterisation Processes

3

4

Identify the Physical Health Needs of Individuals with Mental Health Needs and Plan Appropriate Actions

4

5

Support Families in Maintaining Relationships in their Wider Social Structures

3

4

Work with Families, Carers and Individuals During Times of Crisis

4

5

Enable Individuals with Behavioural Difficulties to Develop Strategies to Change their Behaviour

3

8

Help Individuals Address their Substance Use through an Action Plan

3

4

Interact with and Support Individuals Using Telecommunications

3

5

(15*)Implement the Positive Behavioural Support Model

3

2

(16*)Support Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals

3

4

(17*)Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene

2

2

Support Person-Centred Thinking and Planning

3

5

Promote Active Support

3

5

Support Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare

3

3

(18*)Support Young People with a Disability to Make the Transition into Adulthood

3

5

Support Parents with Disabilities

3

6

(19*)Support Individuals with Self-Directed Support

3

5

Work with other Professionals and Agencies to Support Individuals with Physical Disabilities

3

3

Support Families who are Affected by Acquired Brain Injury

3

3

Support Families who have a Child with a Disability

3

3

Promote Effective Communication with Individuals with Sensory Loss

3

4

Support Individuals with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities

3

4

Support Individuals in the use of Assistive Technology

4

4

Support the Assessment of Individuals with Sensory Loss

3

3

Support the Promotion of Awareness of Sensory Loss

3

3

Support Individuals to Access Education, Training or Employment

4

4

Enable Individuals to Negotiate Environments

3

5

Provide Support for Journeys

2

2

Supporting Individuals with Loss and Grief before Death

3

2

Support Individuals to be Part of a Community

3

3

Understand the Factors Affecting Older People

3

2

Support Individuals during the Last Days of Life

4

5

Contribute to Effective Team Working in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

3

4

Support Individuals who are Distressed

2

3

Support the Spiritual Wellbeing of Individuals

3

3

Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

3

4

Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Work Settings

5

5

Coordination of Activity Provision in Social Care

3

5

Supporting Infection Prevention and Control in Social Care

3

2

Support People who are Providing Homes to Individuals

4

6

Promote Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings

3

4

Support Individuals to Stay Safe from Harm or Abuse

3

4

Assess the Needs of Carers and Families

3

4

Manage Induction in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

4

3

Managing Symptoms in End of Life Care

3

3

Understand how to Provide Support when Working in End of Life Care

3

4

Facilitate the Development of Effective Group Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

5

6

 

Barred combination of units

(1*) & (11*)

(2*) & (12*)

(3*) & (17*)

(4*) & (16*)

(5*) & (18*)

(6*) & (19*)

(7*) & (8*) & (9*)

(10*) & (14*)

(13*) & (15*)

 

(Level 3 NVQ/QCF) BTEC / Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Qualification structure

To achieve the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care full Level 3 qualification, the learner must achieve all twenty-one credits from the nine mandatory units.

 

Group A - Mandatory Units

QCF level

Credit

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

2

3

Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

2

1

Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings

3

2

Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings

3

2

Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

3

2

Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

3

1

Understand Person-centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings

3

4

Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings

3

5

Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

3

1

 

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