City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England. The qualification is linked to the Lead Adult Care Worker Trailblazer Apprenticeship and is applicable to variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others such as:
 Lead Adult Care Worker
Lead Personal Assistant
Key Worker
Domiciliary Care Worker
Senior Care Assistant
Support Worker

Qualification Overview

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners.The content of the mandatory units covers person centered approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and well-being.
Entry Requirements
City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centers must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.
City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 16 as this qualification is not approved for under 16s.
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is the total amount of time, in hours, expected to be spent by a Learner to achieve a qualification. It includes both guided learning hours 329 and hours spent in preparation, study and assessment. the TQT for this course is 580.
 Safeguarding and protection in care settings
 Responsibilities of a care worker
 Promote personal development in care settings
 Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings
 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-centered approaches in care settings
The qualification provides a structured programme of learning and assessment to support learners to demonstrate competence in a lead adult care worker role.Learners can progress to an apprenticeship or qualification such as the Level 4 Diploma in Care or the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship; alternatively onto a level 5 apprenticeship or a qualification or apprenticeship in Leadership & Management in Adult Care, provided they are in a suitable job role.

About the Qualification

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (603/2662/1) is designed for individuals aspiring to advance their careers in the adult care sector. This qualification provides comprehensive training that equips learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care and support to adults in various care settings. The course covers key areas such as safeguarding, health and safety, person-centered care, and communication, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to meet the diverse needs of those they care for. Ideal for both new and experienced care workers, this diploma not only enhances practical capabilities but also fosters a deep understanding of the ethical and professional standards required in the field. Upon completion, learners are equipped to pursue roles such as senior care assistants, support workers, or team leaders, contributing to the improvement of adult care services.

Learning Outcomes:

• Safeguarding and protection in care settings
• Understand working relationships in care settings
• Understand what is required for competence in own work role
• Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to    health and safety.
• Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
• Understand requirements for handling information in care settings
• Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
• Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
• understand how to promote the application of person-centered approaches in care settings

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