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Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

This qualification forms the competency component of the Advanced Apprenticeship for Health and Social Care. It confirms competence for roles such as:

  • Senior care assistants and support workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, or day services
  • Senior healthcare assistants and support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities

Mandatory Units

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and
  • young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or
  • children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings

Optional Units

  • Dementia Pathway (Group A)
    • Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
    • Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia
    • Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks
  • Learning Disability Pathway (Group B)
    • Support person-centred thinking and planning
    • Provide active support

*There are also many ‘barred units’ for consideration*

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