This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. It is relevant to job roles such as: • Senior care assistants/support workers/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 e.g. dementia, learning disabilities • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
To achieve the full Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. To do this they must achieve: • 28 credits from the mandatory units in Group A • 30 credits from the optional units in Group B and/or Group C – a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits must be achieved from Group B, a minimum of 23 credits must be achieved from Group C • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Dementia) if their achievement includes CT242 plus one of the following units: CU1681, CU1682, or CU1683 • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Adults with Learning Disabilities) if their achievement includes CT263 plus one of the following units: CU1689 or CU2707
Course delivery and assessment
Learners work with an assessor and individually, completing activities and assessments for each unit. Your assessor will observe you carrying out practical tasks during your normal working hours in order to meet the requirements of The National Occupational Standards.
On completion of this programme you may be able to progress on to Health and Social Care Level 5, if your work role is suitable.