The qualification is an occupational based qualification for those who work in Adult Care Settings at a supervisory level including Lead Adult Care Worker, Key Worker, Senior Care Assistant or Support Worker. It combines two days a week in College where you will develop your knowledge competency as well as at least one day a week in a work placement where you will develop and get assessed on your skills competency. You will learn a variety of topics including person centred approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and wellbeing.
To study this course you need to have: English and Maths GCSE qualifications at or above grade C or 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills or equivalent Level 2 Health & Social Care related qualification and Level 2 in College Initial Assessment. In addition you must be working in a relevant health or social care setting (paid or voluntary) in a supervisory level for at least one day a week and be DBS checked.
This qualification allows you to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment within a role which has some autonomy, delegated responsibility or where there may be a need for supervision of others.
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You may progress to a L4/5 Foundation Degree or HNC/D, e.g. Leadership and Management in Adult Care, provided that you are in an appropriate job role and meet the entry criteria.
City & Guilds of London Institute