Is this the course for you?
If you already work in an adult care setting, at a delegated-responsibility or supervisory level, and are looking to up-skill or increase your specialist knowledge in the field of adult care, then this is the perfect course for you.
The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care combines two days a week of college-based study, where you will develop your knowledge of the theory and principles surrounding adult care, and at least one day a week in a suitable work placement where you will increase your specialist care skills.
By studying a mix of mandatory and optional modules, you will develop the essential knowledge required in all aspects of adult care, as well as having the opportunity to tailor your study towards a more specialised field. All learners will be taught the principles of safeguarding and protection in care settings; the responsibilities of a care worker; effective handling of information; health, safety and wellbeing; communication skills; your duty of care; equality and inclusion; personal development; and adopting a person-centred approach to caregiving.
You will then have the opportunity to increase your specialisation in areas such as learning disability services, dementia care, end of life care, residential care, or domiciliary care.
This course is ideally suited to those of you already working as a lead adult care worker, key worker, domiciliary care worker, senior care assistant, or support worker.
What modules will you do?
You will study a combination of mandatory and optional modules, allowing you to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as:
- Safeguarding and protection in care settings
- Responsibilities of a care worker
- Promote personal development in care settings
- Promote health, safety and wellbeing
- Promote communication in care settings
- Promote effective handling of information in care settings
- Duty of care in care settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
- Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
- Support independence in the tasks of daily living
- Support individuals to eat and drink
- Support individuals to meet personal care needs
- Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
- Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care
- Understand mental health problems
- Understand physical disability
What do you need to apply?
5 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above or equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification at merit/pass or above.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, coursework, project work, and examinations.
Where can this course take you?
This qualification will allow you to work in roles with delegated responsibility, or supervisory roles in adult care environments. These roles can include lead adult care worker, key worker, senior care assistant, or support worker.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, you may wish to consider progressing on to Higher Education to specialise in an area such as social work, care work, or support work. The following higher education programmes are available at London South Bank University (additional entry qualifications may be required):
- Health and Social Care - Foundation Year
- Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprentice - Foundation Degree (FdSc) Health
- Social Work BA (Hons)