Health and Social Care (Adults)
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England (QCF)
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice pathway) England
At Diploma levels 2 and 3 we also offer the Adults with Learning Disabilities pathways.
We are also able to offer individual units at all levels to up skill your existing workforce. Please contact us for more information.
These courses are for those working within a healthcare environment. They are made up of a number of units which are key to working within the demands of the health sector e.g. communication, equality and inclusion, health and safety, duty of care, person centred approach and safeguarding. In addition there are a number of option units that can be tailored to specific job roles within a variety of health and social care settings.
Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in health and social care, or they may follow specialist pathways in Dementia Care or Learning Disabilities.
Who is it for?
Levels 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) are aimed at individuals working with adults across all social care settings undertaking the role of Care assistant/support worker or Senior Care assistant/support worker. The qualifications provide specialist routes for learning disabilities or dementia care.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services is aimed at individuals who lead social care provision in an adult or a children and young people’s setting, either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioners.
In order to undertake these qualifications you need to be working either as an employee or as a volunteer.
Your level of qualification will be determined by the job roles you undertake – our staff will provide advice and guidance to select the most appropriate level for you.
The benefits to the learner and employer
This qualification will enable learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to working in the Health and Social Care sector.
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the social care sector in England.
The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will be the only qualification that confirms occupational competence for identified roles in the Health and Social Care workforce in England.
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England and the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England contribute towards the Apprenticeship.
How will I be assessed?
You will build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and experience. In addition your assessor will undertake a number of observations of you at work, demonstrating your competence.
How much does it cost?
If you meet any of the following criteria you may be eligible to study your chosen course for free:
- You are aged 19 to 23 years and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance).
- You are aged 24 or over and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance) and studying up to a Level 2.
For those not on active benefits:
You may be entitled to Level 2 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 2 qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSE’s A* to C or NVQ 2).
You may be entitled to level 3 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 3 qualification.
Please contact the College with any queries, or to discuss your own personal circumstances.
Costs for those not entitled to fee remission - please contact the Adult Learning Department for current fees.
24plus Learning Loan
If you are aged 24 years and over and wish to study for a level 3 (or above) qualification you may be eligible to apply for a learning loan to cover the cost of the course. Please contact us for more information, or visitwww.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.
We also deliver Apprenticeships in these areas at Levels 2, 3 and 5. Please contact the Adult Learning Team at the College on the number below for more information.