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Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification summary

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult care (RQF) sets out the minimum requirements for a qualification that develops and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England.

 

The titling of each unit within the qualification mirrors the Skills for Care performance requirements listed in the agreed specification whilst the skills and knowledge requirements listed are all included within the unit content.

 

The qualification is suitable for learners with supervisory experience who are already working within the care sector, such as a lead adult care worker, lead personal assistant, etc. It could also be suitable for those seeking employment who having the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable competences.

 

This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, person development, values and behaviours, health and wellbeing, responsibilities of self and others and safeguarding

 

If you feel your role is not in a supervisory capacity you could choose the Level 2 Diploma in Care  (RQF)

 

It is anticipated that learners will progress to Level 4 or even Level 5 qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in Health and Social Care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

 

Whilst this qualification is integrated into the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard, the qualification may also be undertaken outside the Apprenticeship. This could be for learners who do not meet the age or qualification requirements for a full Apprenticeship, or who wish to use the qualification for CPD, to re-skill, or other development activities.

 

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning.

 

It is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of the training providers and colleges who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) Handbook

 

Qualification structure

Learners need to complete a minimum of 58 credits to achieve this qualification.

 

All units must be achieved from Group M and a minimum of 27 credits from Group O.

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 315

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 580

 

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

CD3

 

603/2807/1

 

31/12/2021

 


Group M - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Level

Credit value

Y/616/7798

CA7

Responsibilities of a care worker

2

2

J/616/7800

CA9

Safeguarding and protection in care settings

2 3

L/616/7815

CA10

Promote communications in care settings

3

3

R/616/7816

CA11

Promote effective handling of information in care settings

3

3

Y/616/78157

CA12

Promote personal development in care settings

3

3

D/616/7818

CA13

Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

3

6

H/616/7819

CA14

Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

3

2

Y/616/7820

CA15

Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

3

6

D/616/7821

CA16

Duty of care in care settings

3

3

 


Group O - optional units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Level

Credit value

M/502/3146

ADV301

Purpose and principles of independent advocacy

3

4

M/601/0648

ASM1

Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

3

4

Y/501/0598

ASM34

Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects

3

5

J/602/4006

CH47

Administer oral nutritional products to indviduals

3

5

R/602/4011

CH60

Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals

3

5

J/602/0103

CMH302

Understand mental health problems

3

3

L/505/1147

DA4

Understand the treatment and management of diabetes

2

5

F/615/4480

DEM301R

Understand the process and experience of dementia

3

3

T/601/9187

 DEM302

Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia

3

3

A/601/9191

DEM304

Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks

3

4

Y/6014693

DEM312

Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia

3

4

F/601/4686

DEM313

Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice

3

4

D/601/9023

HSC2001

Provide support for therapy sessions

2

2

K/601/9025 HSC2003 Provide support to manage pain and discomfor 2 2

R/601/8663

HSC2017

Provide agreed support for foot care

2

3

F/601/3764 HSC3045 Promote positive behaviour 3 6

K/601/9493

HSC3046

Introduction to personalisation in social care

3

3

T/601/9495

HSC3048

Support individuals at the end of life

3

7

R/601/8662

HSC3052

Undertake physiological measurements

3

3

D/601/8860

HSC3053

Obtain venous blood samples

3

3

F/601/9029

HSC3057

Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis

4

5

R/615/4483

HSC3075P

Understand Parkinson's for health and social care staff

3

2

J/601/8657

LD308

Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

3

3

T/601/5317

LD310

Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

3

3

D/600/9799

LDSSMP3

Professional practice in learning development and support services

3

5

Y/601/6167

PDOP33

Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals

3

3

H/615/4486

SCM301

Understand stroke care management

3

4

H/601451

SSOP24

Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology

2

3

K/601/3483

SSOP32

Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss

3

4

A/601/5190

SSOP33

Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

3

4

 

 

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MPWA1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF)

ERRA02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

PWWC1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)

LGBTHC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusivity in a Health and Social Care Environment (RQF)

PWC02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

PWC03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

SHMC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)

WCSD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Working in Care Services (RQF)

CD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

CD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

HSC5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

EPL2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

EPL3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Closed for registrations