NVQ Course in Health and Social Care
Who’s it for?
The NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (QCF) course is aimed individuals working as care assistant or support worker in any care settings or looking pursue higher education in Nursing and Social Work
What will be covered in the course?
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF), learners must achieve a total of 58 credits. With our approach, you will have the option study for 60 credits which is the number of credits required for admission into most UK Universities UK for a Nursing or Social Work degree. The qualification will confirm knowledge, skills and competence for those working with adults and children across all social care settings, including residential settings, primary care environments, domiciliary services, day services and supported living. 28 credits must be taken from the mandatory units and a maximum of 7 credits from Group B and a minimum of 23 credits from Group C.
Section 1 – Mandatory Units (Minimum: 28/ Maximum: 28)
- 001 – Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
- 002 – Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
- 003 – Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
- 004 – Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
- 005 – Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
- 006 – The Role of The Health and Social Care Worker
- 007 – Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
- 008 – Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care]
- 009 – Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings
Section 2 – Optional Knowledge Units (Minimum: 2/ Maximum: 7)
- 011 – Understand Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health Promotion
- 012 – Understand Mental Health Problems
Section 3 – Optional Competence Units (Minimum: 23/ Maximum: 0)
- 046 – Develop and Sustain Effective Working Relationships with Staff in Other Agencies
- 056 – Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
- 068 – Facilitate Person-Centred Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review
- 074 – Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
- 080 – Support Use of Medication in Social-Care Settings
(There are over 76 units to choice from, should you wish to study/select units based on your role)
5 – 9 Months
Attendance, Assessment and additional study hours
The course is mostly delivered via Distance Learning, however Learners must attend one day a month day-release in Ware. Your nominated Diploma Assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will measure your competence against the relevant standards by way of…
- Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
- Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
- Plan & collect further evidence through witness statements, reflective accounts or recognised prior learning
- Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards
A portfolio of evidence is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described.
Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment. During the level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care you will also have access to our e-learning portal, email and telephone, skype and support resources if required.
Eligible Students may be able to pay for this course with the 24 + Student Loan.