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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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Do you want to make a real difference in people's lives?

Working in adult care is an amazingly rewarding career where no two days will be the same!

Covering a wide range of subjects, this level 3 diploma will enable you to show potential (or current) employers your competency in a care setting.

This course is recognised by the Care Quality Comission, ensuring that it will also be recognised your employer!

With a dedicated tutor, self-paced study, and 24/7 access to your learning materials there has never been a better time to start!

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100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

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24/7 access to online learning

100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

Enrol today for
just £9.99

Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning

Key Points

Learn the principles of communication in adult care

Understand person-centred approach and the role of the care worker

Learn about the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion in a social care setting

Gain a recognised Level 3 certification

Develop the skills needed to support adults in a care setting

Complete the course in as little as 6 months

Overview

Studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care means you are ready to stand out to employers in the care profession and develop strong care skills and knowledge. Covering essential concepts in modern care, including the duty of care, safeguarding and protection, strategies for promoting well-being and techniques for special individual needs, this course will prepare you for a wide range of roles in healthcare.

If you already work in a care-based position, this qualification will endorse your competencies for senior-level roles in hospitals, domiciliary care, community support and other care settings. This certified adult care course would also allow you to pursue self-employed opportunities in private care roles, for example.

Having this Care Quality Commission (CQC)-recognised course under your belt is a statement of your knowledge, skills and professional standards when it comes to working with adults in a range of care environments (e.g. residential, assisted living, home care, primary care and acute health).

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK's leading distance learning providers. However, unlike most providers, all our courses are online based. This gives you the flexibility to complete the course that fits around your existing commitments.

All you need to do is login to our student portal and the entire course will be there waiting for you. So, you can start learning from the moment you enrol with us.

You will be given a dedicated tutor to support you in your studies. They will be on hand to answer questions, provide clarification and mark your assignments. Every assignment will be returned with detailed feedback so you can improve throughout your studies.

 

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
  • Know how to respond to complaints

 

Unit 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand principles of safeguarding adults
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Understand principles for online safety

 

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

 

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

 

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

 

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand an individual’s specific communication needs
  • Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

 

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information

 

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand working relationships in care settings
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

 

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to promote the application of person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • e able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals’ wellbeing
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach

 

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

 

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

 

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials

 

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

 

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

 

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

 

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position. At the end of the course, an assessor will visit the placement / work place to complete the final assessment of the work. You will be given plenty of notice and a personalised plan that will inform you of everything you need to prepare.

Assessments are an essential part of learning. They help you progress and qualify and gain the tutor feedback that will improve your knowledge. Each unit of the course will be evaluated by your tutor to help you advance your studies.

In order to gain this qualification, you will need to achieve a total of 59 credits. The recommended amount of time to complete this course is 399 hours.

Learners who successfully complete their course will receive an Ofqual accredited level 3 diploma with 59 credits at level 3 (Qualification reference number = 603/2618/9).

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Flexibility

We believe distance education is all about convenience and flexibility. You can plan your study around your work or lifestyle commitments, so you’re only studying at times convenient for you.

Plus, you can improve your education without having to attend classes at a physical location. What’s more, with learndirect, you can study when and where you like without the stress of deadlines or time limits and complete your course at your own pace.

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We offer over 650 home study courses for you to choose from, with an unrivalled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK.

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You have access to a dedicated tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

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Yes, all of our courses will come with a certificate once you have completed your training. This certificate will have your name on it, and the title of the training you have completed.

Each course is different, and each has its own time frame, but all of our courses are flexible so you can study in a way the fits you. All of our courses come with an Individual Learner Plan, this will help guide you and keep you on track for success.

Yes, built into your account is a messaging service, where you can send messages between you and your tutor, you can ask questions or talk about your work. You can also message other helpful contacts, like our Student Support Team.

All of our qualifications have different awarding bodies, and depending on the subject, they will meet different criteria depending on the level of the qualification and its content.

We typically use the OFQUAL register to help us benchmark our courses and ensure the education you receive is up to the relevant industry standards. If you would like to check a specific qualification, please contact one of our helpful advisers by calling 01202 006 464.

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If you make a mistake or get something wrong, there is no need to worry. Many of our courses allow you to retake units that may not have gone to plan. You will receive full support and guidance from your tutor before reworking a unit and submitting again, and you can do this without any additional cost.

As soon as you submit a piece of work your tutor is notified. This allows us to identify that you have work which requires their attention. While your tutor is marking your work you can move on to the next unit or section of your course so there are never any delays in your learning. Typically, with most of our courses, marking work takes less than 5 days depending on the size of the submitted item.

No, the price agreed when you start your course is all you pay. We ensure there are no hidden or additional unnecessary fees for your education.

Many of our courses include one or more of the following hands on aspects to enhance the online learning you will receive.

Many of our RQF courses include a placement, these placements are fantastic opportunities for you to secure a work experience placement in a relevant industry and get real on the job experience while you learn. For example many of our Teaching Assistant courses give you an opportunity to approach and work within a local school.

Time in our state of the art academy's for certain subjects, for example our Foot Health Practitioner courses run multiple hands on class based options in our bespoke learning environments.

Further to this some of our courses include practical kits for you to use while you study and even keep after the course! For example many of our Nail Technician courses include an extensive kit included with the course at no additional charge.

We encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community.

All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via distance education and home study, so you can complete your course from anywhere in the world. Some courses relate specifically to UK practice and legislation and in these cases all work must be presented accordingly. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or campus, unless your course has a 'practical' element to it.

Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

You can enrol easily and quickly by clicking on the ‘Enrol Now’ button on your preferred course’s page on our website. Simply complete the secure online registration form and we will do the rest. If you’d prefer to call us to enrol, please call 01202 006 464.

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