ACD3 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
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.
Learners for this qualification will work in adult social care and have responsibility for providing person-centred, values-driven care and support for those accessing the service. They will work under the direction of their manager or supervisor, but will have a degree of autonomy. Learners would be expected to have met the standards of the Care Certificate as part of their induction programme. As well as demonstrating best practice, they will be working towards promoting and modelling it. Learners may or may not have supervisory responsibility for others.
This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, values and behaviours, health and safety, personal development and the responsibilities of self and others, including safeguarding. It could also be used as CPD for experienced and specialist supervisory staff in adult care seeking a qualification to recognise their competence.
If you feel your role is not in a supervisory capacity you could choose the VTCT (Skillsfirst) 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.
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 19 credits from Group O.
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 391
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 580
|Qualification number||Qualification reference|
Group M – mandatory units
|Unit title||Level||Credit value|
|M/650/0705||ACS1||Ways of working in care settings||3||3|
|R/650/0706||ACS2||Safeguarding in care settings||3||4|
|T/650/0707||ACS3||Mental capacity and restrictive practice in care settings||3||2|
|Y/650/0708||ACS4||Duty of care in care settings||3||2|
|A/650/0709||ACS5||Promote effective communication in care settings||3||4|
|H/650/0710||ACS6||Handling information in care settings||3||2|
|J/650/0711||ACS7||Promote person-centred practice in care settings||3||3|
|K/650/0712||ACS8||Promote choice and independence in care settings||3||2|
|L/650/0713||ACS9||Promote health and well-being in care settings||3||3|
|M/650/0714||ACS10||Promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights in care settings||3||3|
|R/650/0715||ACS11||Promote health, safety and security in care settings||3||4|
|T/650/0716||ACS12||Promote infection prevention and control in care settings||3||2|
|Y/650/0717||ACS13||Promote continuing personal development in care setting||3||3|
|A/650/0718||ACS14||Promote personal well-being in care settings||3||2|
Group O – optional units
|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|
|R/601/3526||ASM24||Develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies||3||4|
|Y/501/0598||ASM34||Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects||3||5|
|K/617/1788||ACCA32||Regulatory processes for adult care||5||3|
|R/602/2677||CH31||Undertake stoma care||3||4|
|J/602/3101||CH33||Undertake treatments and dressings of lesions and wounds||3||4|
|J/602/4006||CH47||Administer oral nutritional products to individuals||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|
|A/503/8085||ELC1||Understand how to work in end-of-life care||2||3|
|H/505/1980||ELC2||Understand the role of the care worker in time of death||2||3|
|D/601/9023||HSC2001||Provide support for therapy sessions||2||2|
|K/601/9025||HSC2003||Provide support to manage pain and discomfort||2||2|
|R/601/8663||HSC2017||Provide agreed support for foot care||2||3|
|L/601/8028||HSC3003||Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life||3||4|
|F/601/7927||HSC3013||Support individuals to access and use services and facilities||3||4|
|H/601/8049||HSC3020||Facilitate person-centered assessment planning implementation and review||3||6|
|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|
|L/601/9549||HSC3066||Support positive risk-taking for individuals||3||4|
|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|
|M/617/9584||ACLGBT9||Support LGBT people with learning disabilities||2||3|
|A/617/9586||ACLGBT11||Support an LGBT person at end of life||2||2|
|K/600/9790||MF4||Develop and implement marketing plans||4||6|
|R/506/2907||ML43||Recruitment, selection, and induction practice||4||6|
|D/618/8474||PBD1||Use devices and handle information||2||2|
|D/618/8475||PBD2||Be safe and responsible online||2||2|
|D/618/8476||PBD3||Principles of social media within a business||2||3|
|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|
|H/601/3546||SSOP37||Support individuals to access education, training or employment||4||4|
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