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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) England, CQC & Skills For Care approved

Qualification Approved by CQC and Skills for Care for lead adult care workers, personal assistants. Bite-sized learning


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Study method
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Duration
12 months · Self-paced
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Qualification
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) (England) is an Ofqual-recognised qualification awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
This qualification is approved by CQC and Skills for Care, as the recognised qualification for lead adult care workers in England.

Payment Information

This advert is for those who want to pay for the full qualification fees by monthly instalments.

All prospective learners must read all the information provided on this page, to ensure they fully understand the terms of this sale, as payment through this site means that the prospective learner has fully agreed with the terms stated on this page.

The first payment made through this website covers the initial training course on Level 3 Adult Care Diploma courses essentials bundle, with 5 courses (worth 57 GBP), including a care worker induction course equivalent to the Care Certificate).

See details of the contents of the 5 initial courses in the Description section below

After completing the initial training covered by the initial fee, continuing learners then progress to the full recognised RQF Qualification by paying the full qualification fees, either as a one-off payment (£1099), or in monthly instalments of duration chosen by the learner, as detailed below,

  • 12 months payment plan - Pay £140/month for 12 months
  • 15 months payment plan - Pay £113/month for 15 months
  • 18 months payment plan - Pay £94/month for 18 months
  • 24 months payment plan - Pay £71/month for 24 months

The above are simple monthly payment plans. There are no credit checks, and it is not subject to status. Our monthly payment plan system is designed to support learners with affordable monthly payments to enable them to study a recognised qualification.

Note: Qualification delivery and assessments will only start after the learner creates their payment plan to pay the qualification payments.

The subsequent qualification fees when paid, as detailed in this advert, will cover everything needed for full qualification delivery, assessments and certification including:

  • qualification assessment by a fully qualified, occupationally competent Assessor,
  • learning resources delivered through inclusive 30 separate courses,
  • portfolio-building and evidence matrices
  • ongoing learner support,
  • online communities and peer support,
  • internal quality assurance,
  • external quality assurance,
  • external certification on completion,
  • printed Hard-copy Diploma certificate from the Awarding Body.

Key facts of this recognised qualification

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) England

Awarding Body: Highfield Qualifications

Study Type: Part Time Study, Distance Learning

Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

Qualification number: 610/1372/9 (also known as QAN - Qualification Accreditation Number)

Learning aim reference: 61013729

Credit value: 58

Assessment method: Portfolio of Evidence

Guided learning hours (GLH): 389

Total qualification time (TQT): 580

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, such as lead adult care workers, lead personal assistants, care supervisors or community support workers to name a few. This qualification forms the competence requirements for those learners working in adult care settings at level 3.

Learner/role profile

Learners will have responsibility for providing person-centred, values-driven care and support for those accessing a service. The learner will work under the direction of a manager or supervisor but will have a degree of autonomy. As well as demonstrating best practice, they will be working towards promoting and modelling it. Learners may or may not have supervisory responsibilities for others.

Learners will most likely be working in the following settings:

  • residential or nursing homes
  • domiciliary care
  • day centres
  • healthcare

By making your payment through this site, you are indicating that YOU HAVE FULLY READ ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED to our Terms and Conditions, our Fee Structures, and our delivery style as detailed in this Course Information.

Qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

The training provided for the initial payment will cover the following health and social care topics:

  1. Working in Different Healthcare Settings
  2. Differences between healthcare and social care occupational requirements
  3. Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours for senior care assistants
  4. National Occupational Standards for Skills and Competence for Lead Adult Care Worker in England
  5. Professional standards of practice, legal and ethical aspects of health care
  6. Care Worker induction
  7. Effective Communication in Care Settings
  8. Effective handling of information in care settings
  9. Personal Development in Care Settings
  10. Person-centred approaches in care settings
  11. Duty of Care and Duty of Candour
  12. Equality and inclusion in care settings
  13. Health and Safety
  14. Hygiene
  15. Infection Control
  16. Potential impact of an outbreak of infection
  17. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  18. Risk assessments
  19. Medication Administration
  20. Contribute to quality-assurance processes
  21. Working in partnership with others
  22. Handling complaints
  23. Promoting safeguarding and protection
  24. Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  25. Working with different agencies in safeguarding and protection
  26. Principles for online safety
  27. Sensory Impairment and Sensory Loss
  28. Neurology of Dementia
  29. Leadership and Management requirements for Level 3 Lead Adult Care Workers
  30. Demonstrating leadership and initiative in practice
  31. Leading and mentoring colleagues
  32. Contributing to the induction process for new adult care workers

Progression to the full Ofqual-recognised qualification - Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) (England)

After completing the initial training covered by the initial fee, continuing learners then progress to the full recognised RQF Qualification by paying the full qualification fees, either as a one-off payment (£1099), or in monthly instalments of duration chosen by the learner, as detailed below,

  • 12 months payment plan - Pay £140/month for 12 months
  • 15 months payment plan - Pay £113/month for 15 months
  • 18 months payment plan - Pay £94/month for 18 months
  • 24 months payment plan - Pay £71/month for 24 months

The above are simple monthly payment plans. There are no credit checks, and it is not subject to status. Our monthly payment plan system is designed to support learners with affordable monthly payments to enable them to study a recognised qualification.

Note: Qualification delivery and assessments will only start after the learner creates their payment plan to pay the qualification payments.

The subsequent qualification fees when paid, as detailed in this advert, will cover everything needed for full qualification delivery, assessments and certification including:

  • qualification assessment by a fully qualified, occupationally competent Assessor,
  • learning resources delivered through inclusive 30 separate courses,
  • portfolio-building and evidence matrices
  • ongoing learner support,
  • online communities and peer support,
  • internal quality assurance,
  • external quality assurance,
  • external certification on completion,
  • printed Hard-copy Diploma certificate from the Awarding Body.

Studying the full recognised qualification after paying the qualification fees

The content of the recognised qualification covers core content that applies to the adult social care sector with a variety of optional units covering additional knowledge and skills applicable to learners in level 3 roles.

To complete the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) (England), learners must complete the following:
• all units contained within the mandatory group totaling 39 credits
• a minimum of 19 credits from the optional group

Mandatory Units

1 - Promoting Effective Communication in Care Settings
2 - Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
3 - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Care Settings
4 - Promoting Personal Wellbeing
5 - Promoting Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings
6 - Promoting Choice and Independence in Care Settings
7 - Promoting Individuals’ Health and Wellbeing in Care Settings
8 - Promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings
9 - Promoting General Health and Safety in Care Settings
10 - Promoting Specialised Health and Safety in Care Settings
11 - Promoting Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings
12 - Care Worker Responsibilities and Ways of Working
13 - The Principles of Duty of Care in Care Settings
14 - The Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
15 - The Principles of Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings

Optional Units

20 - Understand the process and experience of dementia

36 - Understand sensory loss

62 - Administer Medication to individuals and monitor the effects

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

79 - Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

Delivery

The qualification learning and support are delivered by distance learning, in writing.

The prospective learner must read all information provided to them, including all information provided on this public information page.

The coursework and learning support are delivered in English, and prospective learners are expected to possess the ability to read and comprehend information provided in English at a minimum of Level 1 English language reading and comprehension.

Who is this course for?

Learners will most likely be working in the following settings:
• residential or nursing homes
• domiciliary care
• day centres
• healthcare

Note: Ofqual and the Awarding Bodies have specified who can be enrolled into this work-based qualification for care workers currently living and working in England.

Anyone our England can start studying the related coursework, but will not be enrolled into the formal qualification until they are in a care job in England.

Requirements

Internet access.

Location requirements - must be in England, UK

Those outside England, who is interested in the qualification, can start if they are sure they will be in England within the next two years, to finish the work-based assessments as required.

Work requirements - must be working in a real job within a real care setting in England. The job may be full time, part-time, or agency; the type of employment contract does not matter.

Previous Qualifications: There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Career path

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
• Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF)
• Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Care (RQF)

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Elizabeth asked:

Hi, I am outside England but in am interested in this course since i want to reloacte to England within 2 years. Please, can i do the course?

Answer:

26112023 - Answer to your 2nd question. This is not just a course, it is a qualification. Ofqual and the Awarding Bodies have specified who can be enrolled into this work-based qualification for care workers currently living and working in England. You can start studying the related coursework, but you will not be enrolled into the formal qualification until you are in a care job in England. This information is explained in this public information page where you posted your question.

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Sekinat asked:

The description says exam and assessment not included in price. So how much would those cost? Also is this equivalent to NVQ 3?

Answer:

The qualification fees are listed in the course information page where you posted your question. You must read all the information provided, not just bits of it. And yes, the qualification used to be referred to as "NVQ3"

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Muna asked:

Do i need to start on this or NVQ2.Is this qualification approved.Is it equal to NVQ2

Answer:

This qualification is not equal to NVQ2. This is the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) which is a Level 3 national vocational qualification for lead adult care workers in England. Therefore this qualification can be classed as equivalent to NVQ3. You must read the full information provided on this page. If you want to study a Level 2 national vocational qualification for adult care workers, see our other advertisement for Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF), which is for new care workers.

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Dickson asked:

Do you accept international students

Answer:

Students in England, as stated in the public information we posted. If you are currently outside the UK, we suggest our learning bundle titled Health and Social Care bundle PLUS Care Certificate 15 Standards, as the best option. You can find it advertised on this site, by clicking through our profile for Courses For Jobs Ltd and finding our courses. The Health and Social Care bundle PLUS Care Certificate 15 Standards provides you with a solid foundation of what social care employers require.

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Omamoke asked:

What is the cost for the exam and accessment since it is not added. Thanks

Answer:

The full costs are provided on this public information page under Overview.

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Elizabeth asked:

Good day, I am at currently working as a healthcare assistant in Scotland. I am intereted in achieving this quaification. Is there a contact number?

Answer:

26112023 - Answer to your 3rd question. If you want advice and guidance, you should pay the fee listed on this site for initial training, advice, and guidance as explained in the publicly posted information on this page. We don't provide free services to anyone. We're not government funded. Our staff do not work for free. All our staff must be paid for all their work, including time spent answering questions and providing advice and guidance. If you want the advice, you should pay for it here.

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Elizabeth asked:

Good day, i am interested in this course. I would like to know if it is compulsory that i have to do the NVQ2 or it's equivalent before i do this?

Answer:

26112023 - For this Ofqual-recognised qualification, you don't have to possess the Level 2 qualification before commencing the Level 3 qualification. However, a prospective learner should have at least one year's experience of working as a care assistant in England, as this qualification is for senior care assistants in England, who must meet the national occupational standards defined by Skills For Care.

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katrina asked:

I work as a private carer and only work as self employed would I still be able to access this course

Answer:

Yes, you can. Whether you work as self-employed or as employed, if you are working in England, you can enrol for the course and progress to the full Ofqual-recognised qualification.

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