Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Professional Qualifications Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This qualification is designed for those who wish to work or are already working in health and social care settings in England.

Ideally you will be working in a care setting and/or have a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured via a portfolio of evidence.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement, as they need to show competence in both their knowledge and skills.

One session per week in college, plus employment or voluntary placement in a relevant setting.

As a part-time adult course you will also be expected to complete work in your own time.

3 hours per week in college, plus an industry placement or employment.

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in care settings.

It contains both mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to tailor the qualification to meet their needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of their job role.

You will study a range of units including:
Person-Centred Practice, Choice and Independence
Personal well-being
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings
Health and Safety in Care Settings
Scope and Responsibilities of an Adult Care Worker
Duty of Care and Safeguarding
Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practices
Infection Prevention and Control in a Care Setting


58 credits are awarded as part of this qualification.

What’s next?

The type of job roles can you apply for on completion of this course includes:

– Lead adult care worker
– Senior care support worker
– Lead personal assistant

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