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Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

Please note: this qualification is closed for registrations. Certification end date is 31/08/2021.

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Qualification summary

The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) qualification assesses the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care sector. This qualification is made up of 100% vocational units.

  

This qualification can also be used by anyone in a supervisory position as part of their CPD. It achieves this by confirming supervisory competency in many areas such as;

This qualification has been created for roles such as:

If you feel your role is not in a supervisory capacity you could choose the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

 

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

 

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

 

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 Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Handbook

 

 

Qualification structure

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 58 credits

 

Learners must achieve all 28 credits from Group A

A maximum of 7 credits from Group B and at least 23 credits from Group C

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 315

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 580

 

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

HSCD03

 

600/0364/9

 

31/08/2018

 


Group A - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred units

A/601/8574

HSC024

Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

3

-

J/601/8576

HSC025

The role of the health and social care worker

2

-

Y/601/8145

HSC036

Promote person centred approaches in health and social care

6

-

F/601/8138

HSC037

Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

6

-

J/601/9470

HSC038

Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

2

-

J/601/1434

SHC31

Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

3

-

A/601/1429

SHC32

Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

3

-

Y/601/1437

SHC33

Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

2

-

R/601/1436

SHC34

Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

1

-

 


Group B - optional units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred units

M/502/3146

ADV301

Purpose and principles of independent advocacy

4

-

F/602/0097

CMH301

Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion

3

-

J/602/0103

CMH302

Understand mental health problems

3

-

J/601/3538

DEM301

Understand the process and experience of dementia

3

-

K/601/9199

DEM305

Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach

2

-

L/601/3539

DEM308

Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

3

Y/601/4693

Y/601/3544

DEM310

Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion

3

F/601/4686

Y/601/8579

HSC3021

Understand theories of relationships and social networks

3

-

K/601/9493

HSC3046

Introduction to personalisation in social care

3

-

L/501/6737

IC01

The principles of infection prevention and control

3

-

H/501/7103

IC02

Causes and spread of infection

2

-

R/501/6738

IC03

Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

2

-

K/601/5315

LD201

Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

4

-

H/601/5703

LD206

Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

1

K/601/9963

T/601/5317

LD310

Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

3

-

M/601/7227

LD311K

Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood

3

F/602/0049

M/601/7048

LD314K

Principles of self directed support

3

-

J/601/6293

LDOP305

Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

3

-

A/601/6274

LDOP307

Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health

3

-

J/601/6150

PDOP31

Understand physical disability

3

-

Y/601/6167

PDOP33

Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals

3

-

M/601/3467

SSMU31

Understand sensory loss

3

-

F/601/3473

SSOP31

Understand models of disability

3

-

 


Group C - optional units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred units

T/502/3147

ADV302

Providing independent advocacy support

6

-

A/502/3148

ADV303

Maintaining the independent advocacy relationship

6

-

F/502/3149

ADV304

Responding to the advocacy needs of different groups of people

6

-

M/601/0648

ASM1

Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

4

-

A/601/0670

ASM3

Support individuals who are substance users

7

-

D/501/0585

ASM4

Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers

4

-

M/601/0682

ASM5

Provide services to those affected by someone else's substance use

4

-

H/501/0586

ASM8

Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups

7

-

T/601/0666

ASM9

Test for substance use

5

-

D/601/0662

ASM11

Carry out initial assessments to identify and prioritise the needs of substance misusers

5

-

K/501/0587

ASM12

Carry out comprehensive substance misuse assessment

5

-

D/601/0676

ASM15

Assist with the transfer of individuals, who misuse substances, between agencies and services

1

-

K/501/0590

ASM18

Support individuals through detoxification programmes

3

-

R/601/3526

ASM24

Develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies

4

-

Y/501/0598

ASM34

Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects

5

F/601/4056

D/501/0599

ASM35

Supply and exchange injecting equipment for individuals

3

-

T/601/9187

DEM302

Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia

3

-

A/601/9191

DEM304

Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks

4

-

Y/601/4693

DEM312

Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia

4

L/601/3539

F/601/4686

DEM313

Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice

4

Y/601/3544

K/601/9025

HSC2003

Provide support to manage pain and discomfort

2

-

R/601/7902

HSC2019

Gain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure

2

-

T/601/8721

HSC2024

Undertake agreed pressure area care

4

-

J/601/8027

HSC2028

Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

4

-

T/601/9027

HSC3001

Contribute to raising awareness of health isssues

4

-

A/601/9028

HSC3002

Provide support to continue recommended therapies

3

-

L/601/8028

HSC3003

Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life

4

-

L/601/8644

HSC3004

Facilitates learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences

5

-

M/601/9494

HSC3007

Support the development of community partnerships

5

-

D/601/9491

HSC3008

Implement therapeutic group activities

4

-

H/601/9492

HSC3010

Support individuals to develop and run support groups

3

-

M/601/9611

HSC3012

Prepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement

4

-

F/601/7927

HSC3013

Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

4

-

J/601/9601

HSC3014

Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement

5

-

R/601/8578

HSC3019

Support individuals in their relationships

4

-

H/601/8049

HSC3020

Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

6

-

Y/601/7903

HSC3022

Support individuals to live at home

4

-

D/601/7904

HSC3023

Support individuals to manage their finances

3

-

H/601/7905

HSC3024

Support individuals to access and manage direct payments

6

-

K/601/7906

HSC3027

Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services

4

-

R/601/8581

HSC3028

Support individuals to deal with personal relationship problems

4

-

T/601/8282

HSC3029

Support individuals with specific communication needs

5

-

M/601/7907

HSC3033

Support individuals during a period of change

4

-

T/601/7908

HSC3034

Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments

3

-

A/601/7909

HSC3035

Support Individuals who are bereaved

4

-

H/601/8147

HSC3038

Work in partnership with families to support individuals

4

-

F/601/3764

HSC3045

Promote positive behaviour

6

-

F/601/4056

HSC3047

Support use of medication in social care settings

5

Y/501/0598

T/601/9495

HSC3048

Support individuals at the end of life

7

-

R/601/8824

HSC3049

Prepare environments and resources for use during healthcare activities

3

-

A/601/8980

HSC3050

Prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques

4

-

Y/601/9022

HSC3051

Undertake tissue viability risk assessments

3

-

R/601/8662

HSC3052

Undertake physiological measurements

3

-

D/601/8860

HSC3053

Obtain venous blood samples

3

-

J/601/8979

HSC3054

Undertake urethral catheterisation processes

4

-

A/601/9174

HSC3055

Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions

5

-

K/601/9185

HSC3056

Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures

4

-

F/601/9029

HSC3057

Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis

5

-

L/601/9034

HSC3058

Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour

8

-

J/601/9968

HSC3061

Help individuals address their substance use through an action plan

4

-

Y/601/8825

HSC3062

Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications

5

-

T/601/9738

HSC3065

Implement the positive behavioural support model

8

-

L/601/9549

HSC3066

Support positive risk taking for individuals

4

-

K/601/9963

LD206C

Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene

2

H/601/5703

A/601/7215

LD302

Support person-centred thinking and planning

5

-

J/601/8657

LD308

Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

3

-

F/602/0049

LD311C

Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood

5

M/601/7227

K/601/7047

LD312

Support parents with disabilities

6

-

Y/601/7352

LDOP203

Provide active support

3

-

J/602/0053

LDOP314

Support individuals with self-directed support

5

M/601/7048

D/601/7353

LDOP303

Promote active support

5

-

K/601/6190

PDOP32

Work with other professionals and agencies to support individuals with physical disability

3

-

M/601/5817

PDOP34

Support families who are affected by Aquired Brain Injury

3

-

D/601/5750

PDOP35

Support families who have a child with a disability

3

-

K/601/3483

SSOP32

Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss

4

-

A/601/5190

SSOP33

Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

4

-

J/601/3541

SSOP34

Support individuals in the use of assistive technology

4

-

R/601/3543

SSOP35

Support the assessment of individuals with sensory loss

3

-

D/601/3545

SSOP36

Support the promotion of awareness of sensory loss

3

-

H/601/3546

SSOP37

Support individuals to access education, training or employment

4

-

R/601/5180

SSOP38

Enable individuals to negotiate environments

5

-

D/504/6101

FAE1

First aid essentials

1

-

 

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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