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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) - Approved by Skills for Care and CQC

Recognised by Ofqual. Was called Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care QCF | NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care


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Price
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
12 Months
Qualification
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately
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Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) - Course Information

This qualification used to be known as Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF), and also NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. It is approved by CQC and Skills for Care as the qualification for Senior Care Assistants and Senior Support Workers. This qualification is recognised by Ofqual.

You must live and work in England to study for this qualification, and be working in a care job, either in social care or in health care..

This delivery option is online and self-paced, augmented with live tutorials via webinars (live web seminars)

Special Notes regarding course fees

This is not a government funded programme, and no government funding is available.

The Learner pays the course fees which start from £69 per month

The RRP is £1800.

The COVID-19 outbreak has adversely affected the income of many people. To support prospective learners, there is now an additional lower monthly fee payable over 18 months (no credit checks).

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is offered in 2 monthly payment plans

Learners should choose one payment option:

Either 12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1088. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1068 paid in 12 monthly payments of £89/month

Or the 18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £1262. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1242 paid in 18 monthly payments of £69/month

The monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification, including teaching and learning support, assessments/exams and feedback, quality assurance, and certification.

Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.

The initial payment of £20 covers enrolment administration, qualification induction, learning resources for the qualification, and advice and guidance (IAG), and career support. The learner creates their monthly payment plan, and gains access to all the assessments on the e-portfolio.

Why Choose Courses For Jobs?

  • Learning and Assessment activities not affected by COVID-19. It is business as usual at Courses For Jobs.
  • Flexible monthly Payment plans. No Credit Checks.
  • Fully Ofqual-accredited qualifications with pathway choices of your own.
  • 24-hour access to Online Learning System and Online Assessment System
  • 24-hour Access to ePortfolio with assessments for 6 years, even after completion
  • Tutor-Supported Learning with Online, Distance and Blended Learning components
  • Learners have access to all their assignments, even when paying by monthly payment plan.
  • Flexible assessment methods and observation
  • Responsive online tutor and assessor support.
  • Duration can be extended without additional fees.
  • On site, Internal Verifier (IV), Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), Moderator.
  • EQA (External Quality Assurer) login access to ePortfolios speeds up Awarding Body Certifications
  • Inclusive Learning Resources for Ease of study.
  • Technical support team available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Enrolled students have multiple ways to contact their assessor including email, in-course messaging, phone calls, etc.
  • Support and advice for job search and employability, for enrolled students

About the qualification

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF), is a recognised qualification for senior care assistants, support workers, senior key workers, care assistants, support workers, key workers, and all those working in a variety health and social care settings.

Summary

Awarding Body: Highfield Qualifications, previously known as Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance or HABC

Qualification number: 603/2674/8

Learning aim reference: 603/2674/8

Credit value: 58 credits minimum

Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence, with support from assessor and tutor

Guided learning hours (GLH): 341 hours

Total qualification time (TQT): 580 hours

Estimated Completion time: Flexible, depends on the learner

Type of Study – part-time, distance learning

Work requirements: The learner must be working in a care job role or work placement.

Minimum age entry requirements – 19 years and over. No maximum age entry requirement.

Minimum qualification requirements: No previous qualification required.

After Enrolment, Personalised pathways will be created for those working in different settings, including:

  • General
  • Dementia
  • Domiciliary Care
  • End of Life
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities

Qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

This course is available in England only.

Note that Career Advice and Guidance (IAG) are provided to enrolled learners only after the initial enrolment fee being paid through this website.

This qualification is accredited by Ofqual for delivery in England, UK only. Therefore, if you don't physically live and work in England, UK, you wouldn't be able to complete the practical elements of this course.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) confirms occupational competence for identified roles in the Health and Social Care workforce in England.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification confirms competence in areas of health and social care for roles, such as:

  • Senior care assistants, senior support workers, senior key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas, eg dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families

Other work roles, emerging new types of workers, and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.

Programme Content – What the learner will study

To fully achieve the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF), Generic Pathway, learners must complete a minimum of 58 credits, comprising nine (9) mandatory units, and seven (7) optional units. Total number of units studied are 16 units.

The mandatory units are:

1 Promote communication in care settings

2 Promote effective handling of information in care settings

3 Promote personal development in care settings

4 Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

5 Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

6 Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings

7 Responsibilities of a care worker

8 Duty of care in care settings

9 Promote safeguarding and protection in care settings

Optional Units will be chosen when the learner enrols, and personalised according to their job role and the pathway the learner wants to follow.

Example Optional Units for the General Pathway:

Learners will also study seven (7) optional units, which are:

19 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

31 - Understand sensory loss

59 - Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life

65 - Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

68 - Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and reviews

74 - Support individuals with specific communication needs

80 - Support use of medication in social care settings

How Learning is delivered

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is delivered through a textbook, workbook, online learning materials, online course discussions, and one-to-one support by a tutor.

How Learning is Assessed
Learners are assessed through a series of questions and workbooks to assess their knowledge and understanding.

To assess the learner's practical skills and competence, learners will need to be observed in the workplace by a Qualified Manager, and also their Assessor.

Learners will be guided and supported to prepare for assessments.

Completion and Certification

On completion, the learner will be awarded the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) awarded by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance, Highfield Qualifications.

This course requires that the learner is currently working in a care job in England, either in social care or in health care.

Special Notes regarding course fees

The Learner pays the course fees which start from £69 per month

The RRP is £1800.

Learners choose one payment option.

Once the agreed number of payments are completed, there are no other charges.

This Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is offered in 2 monthly payment plans and learners should choose one option:

12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1088. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1068 paid in 12 monthly payments of £89/month

18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £1262. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1242 paid in 18 monthly payments of £69/month

The monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification, including teaching and learning support, assessments/exams and feedback, quality assurance, and certification.

Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.

The initial payment of £20 covers enrolment administration, qualification induction, learning resources for the qualification, and advice and guidance (IAG), and career support. The learner then creates their monthly payment plan, and gains access to all the assessments on the e-portfolio.

What to do next?

Click on "Add to Basket" and pay the initial £20 on this site.

Within 48 hours, you will be sent your learning account details and step by step instructions. You will be able to log into your learning course and start completing your enrolment immediately, including creating your monthly payment plan for the rest of the course fees.

After creating your monthly payment plan, please allow 5 working days for your payment plan to go live.

Once your monthly payment plan is completely set up, you will be provided with full access to your assessment account and ePortfolio for your course and you can begin completing your assignments.

Who is this course for?

This recognised UK qualification is for senior care assistants, support workers, senior key workers, care assistants, support workers, key workers, and all those working in a variety health and social care settings.

The monthly instalments payment plan is available for those on a tight budget.

This course requires that the learner is currently working in a care job in England, either in social care or in health care.

Special Notes regarding course fees

The Learner pays the course fees which start from £69 per month

The RRP is £1800.

Learners choose one payment option.

Once the agreed number of payments are completed, there are no other charges.

This Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is offered in 2 monthly payment plans and learners should choose one option:

12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1088. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1068 paid in 12 monthly payments of £89/month

18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £1262. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then pay remaining £1242 paid in 18 monthly payments of £69/month

The monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification, including teaching and learning support, assessments/exams and feedback, quality assurance, and certification.

Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.

The initial payment of £20 covers enrolment administration, qualification induction, learning resources for the qualification, and advice and guidance (IAG), and career support. The learner creates their monthly payment plan, and gains access to all the assessments on the e-portfolio, along with assessment support.

What to do next?

Click on "Add to Basket" and pay the initial £20 on this site.

Within 48 hours, you will be sent your learning account details and step by step instructions. You will be able to log into your learning course and start completing your enrolment immediately, including creating your monthly payment plan for the rest of the course fees.

After creating your monthly payment plan, please allow 5 working days for your payment plan to go live.

Once your monthly payment plan is completely set up, you will be provided with full access to your assessment account and ePortfolio for your course and you can begin completing your assignments.

Requirements

Location requirements: You must physically live and work in England, UK, as this qualification is accredited by Ofqual for delivery in England only.

Minimum age entry requirements – 19 years and over. No maximum age entry requirement.

Minimum qualification requirements: No previous qualification required.

Language Requirements: The Learner must be able to read and write in English as this qualification is delivered in English.

Work requirements: Learners must be working in a care job in a social care setting or a health care setting.

Learners must be IT literate and able to use the Internet, Microsoft Office, and Adobe PDFs

Career path

After completing the qualification, learners progress to more senior roles at work, supporting and supervising others. They also progress their learning and development by studying either:

Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF) - to become a manager

Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Care (RQF) - to become a specialist care practitioner

Questions and answers


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Level 3 asked:

Is there any hidden payment?? Means sometimes we clear our diploma then people said always, need to pay amount of money if you want your diploma,

Answer:

NO hidden payment. The full fee paid on the monthly payment plan covers everything needed, including learning, assessments, internal & external quality assurance, certification, & a printed HABC Diploma certificate. There are no other charges or payments once the payment plan has been completed.

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Ahmad asked:

Is this qualification is proportional to NVQ3? is it recognized in UK?

Answer:

Yes and yes. Yes, this course used to be called NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care but the name was changed about 5 years ago and it was upgraded to a Diploma. Yes, this qualification is a recognised UK qualification, accredited by Ofqual.

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Lisa asked:

I currently work as a Care Worker but in a domiciliary environment rather than a care home. Would I still be able to study the course?

Answer:

Hi Lisa. Yes, you will be able to study the course. There are 9 mandatory units, for everyone, no matter what part of care they work in. Then there are the optional units, which you choose according to the area of care you work in. The optional units in our advert are just a few of the wide selection available. As you work in domiciliary care, when you enrol on the course we help you choose the optional units that closely match your work environment. Kind regards.

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Marina asked:

What is the difference between this course and another Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) courses?

Answer:

Our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is fully recognised. Our course advert has full course information, including full Ofqual recognition & awarding body approval. You have to read the course information in full and decide for yourself if it is the same, or not, as whatever other course you are looking at.

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Ms L asked:

I work in a care home , do I need to do Level 2 before I Level 3 ? Do I need to be assessed at my workplace? Total fee with certificate?

Answer:

You don't need to do Level 2 before Level 3 if you are already work in a care home. We wion't visit your workplace, we use a variety of methods to collect workplace evidence. The total fees are stated clearly on the course information you clicked though. You should read the course information in full. Distance learning tequires you to read course materials. If you cannot reas or understand the course information we posted here, then you won't be able to cope with the rest of the course.

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Esther asked:

hello how many is the exam? I could finish this curse , before 12 month?

Answer:

Each unit is assessed/examined according to requirements laid out by the Awarding Body. The qualification can be finished in less than 12 months, so long as all the assessment requirements are met. The fees for assessments (exams) include those for quality assurance and certification. All the fees are clearly stated on the course information page, and we urge you to read the course information in full.

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Simone asked:

I work in a care home but I do activities. I have done care in the past and do still do care shifts as well when needed. Can I do the course?

Answer:

Yes you can

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Gurpal asked:

Could I complete the level 3 health and social diploma before 12 months,

Answer:

Yes you could.

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Saima asked:

How much is the exam and is there a costing for a completion certificate?

Answer:

The remaining fee covers everything required including assessments and Awarding Body certification on completion. There is no separate additional fee for certificate.

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Williams asked:

I'd like to know if it is open to international students

Answer:

No, this course is not available to international students. That is why we stated very clearly on the course information that "You must live and work in England to study for this qualification".

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