Course Details

The L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care offers the opportunity for those working in the Health and Social Care sector to gain a nationally recognised qualification to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and competence. Learners could be working in a variety of care settings such as: residential care homes, nursing care homes, personal care assistants and within care agencies

Entry Requirements

No formal qualification is required, however the student will need to be working in an appropriate setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week. A successful interview and assessment for Maths and English will be required prior to enrolment.

Career options

On completion of the Level 3 Apprentices can progress onto the Level 5 Apprenticeship or move on to Further Education, an Access course and University in chosen career pathway such as: nursing, social work, physiotherapy occupational therapy and further study as a paramedic science/practitioner.

Lead/Senior Adult Care Worker Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Apprenticeship delivery by an Outstanding Department
  • 2 Flexible start dates to meet bo the apprentice and employer's needs
  • 3 Includes a full and valid qualification recognised in the HSC sector
  • 4 Teaching and assessments tailored to meet your needs
  • 5 Excellent support provided by highly qualified experts in the sector

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Senior Adult Care Worker

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Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR482WMMA Chichester Campus Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study a range of mandatory units covering the following areas: Communication, Personal Development, Equality and Diversity, Role of the Care Worker, Duty of Care, Health and Safety, Principles of Person-centered approach to care, Handling of Information, Safeguarding and Protection. A wide selection of optional units are also available to choose form; these will be selected in connection with the setting and your assessor. As part of the Apprenticeship Maths and English functional skill will be completed if required as well an Employee Rights and Responsibilities module.

How will I be taught?

Teaching, learning and assessment will take place on a one to one basis with an assessor. They will visit you regularly in your workplace to carry out observations of your practice and support you to complete the knowledge aspects of the course. If Maths and English is required this will be taught by practitioners who are experts in their field.

How will I be assessed?

Competence and knowledge aspects of the course will be demonstrated through the completion of a portfolio of evidence using written and oral evidence, observation in the workplace, recognition of prior learning and work products. Once the qualification has been completed and Maths and English achieved you will work towards completing the End Point Assessment to achieve the full apprenticeship.

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