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Category: Health and Social Care


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
 

Course Overview

 

The health and social care sector is incredibly rewarding, and allows you to have a real impact on peoples lives. With an ageing population, demand for health and social care services is increasing. If you have a passion for caring for others, this course could lead to a lifelong career in a number of healthcare settings, including; nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or clinical healthcare settings. This qualification is suitable for those who wish to work, or are working in a lead adult care worker role in health and social care settings. You will learn about supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

Course Outline

Level 3 - Diploma

Awarding - NCFE

Duration - 36 Weeks approximately

Location - Distance Learning &

Face to Face

Start Date - Anytime

You’ll learn how to promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of the people you care for, as well as how to minimise pain and discomfort. You’ll examine important issues such as safeguarding and protection, and infection and prevention. Above all, you’ll learn how to treat the people you look after with dignity, respect, and compassion. As you learn, you’ll gain practical experience with a placement in an adult care setting, giving you the fully rounded education you’ll need to practice with confidence.

In this NCFE CACHE Adult Care course, you will:

  • Develop the knowledge needed to work in the healthcare sector

  • Examine the fundamental topics and subjects in health and social care

  • Gain practical work experience that’ll give you the advantage on certification

  • Thrive under expert supervision through your assignments at your own pace

What you'll learn

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

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