Adult Care Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification is ideal for you if you are working in an adult care setting in a job role such as a Senior Care Assistant or Senior Support Worker and wish to develop your skills and knowledge to a level which demonstrates that you are competent.

You must be working in a role where you have some level of responsibility for or supervision of others, or for leading on aspects of work within your work setting.

Mandatory units cover core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners.

Content includes:

  • Person centred approaches
  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Handling information
  • Duty of care
  • Responsibilities of the role
  • Safeguarding
  • Health, safety and wellbeing

Teaching takes place during one online afternoon sessino a week for a year, plus Workplace Assessor visits and one-to-one reviews. You will be expected to complete written assignments and self-study time at home.

You may wish to buy a text book to support your learning.

The qualification is listed as an approved qualification on theSkills for Care website www.skillsforcare.org.uk

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through an online portfolio of evidence using various assessment methods including assignments, workplace assessments including observations.

Progression Options

This qualification may help career progression into a Deputy Manager role with relevant experience. You may then consider studying City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Lead Practitoner in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard.

Course Summary

Course Title Adult Care Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need a relevant job role in a social care setting and a previous Level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above including English and Maths (or Functional Skills Level 2 in these subjects).

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Spotlight

The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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