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Health and Social Care: Adult Care, Diploma
This course is designed for people aged over 19 years who are looking to gain employment as an adult care worker.
Adult care workers are frontline staff who support adults to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges. Adult care workers may work in nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, clinical settings, or a person’s own home. Roles within adult care are varied, demanding, and highly rewarding.
This course is ideal if you are looking for a satisfying career in the growing industry of adult care – the Level 3 Diploma will equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to work effectively in a care setting.
Studying for this qualification requires attendance one evening a week from 6pm until 9pm at our Health and Active Living Skills Campus, alongside self-directed study during the week to support your progress.
- Communication in care settings
- Effective handling of information in care settings
- Personal development in care settings
- Person-centred approaches in care settings
- Equality and inclusion in care settings
- Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
- Responsibilities of a care worker
- Duty of care in care settings
- Safeguarding and protection in care settings
- The principles of infection prevention and control
- Cleaning and waste management
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence or written assignments.
This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, do not have a Level 3 qualification (A-Level equivalent), and currently live in the South West.
Successful completion of this course enables you to move into employment or to progress to further Higher Education qualifications or a Degree Apprenticeship. Learners may also choose to expand their skills and improve their employment opportunities by taking management qualifications or specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
A minimum of GCSE English Language Level 4 or above and to hold/have the availability to gain a clean DBS. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills. If you need support in gaining a placement we are here to support you.
Category & Subject AreaCourses for adults Courses for adults Free Level 3 Health and Social Care
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