INTRODUCTION LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (ADULTS) FOR ENGLAND
This qualification further develops knowledge and skills of the health and social care workforce, assessing competence across a wide range of roles including Healthcare Assistants, Care Assistants, Key Workers, Community and Support Workers. The qualification prepares learners for higher-level qualifications towards more senior roles, greater vocational specialism and training, or entry to Higher Education.
It combines mandatory elements based on health and safety, best practice and responsibilities, with a range of optional units reflecting a wide range of skills, which are suitable for specific or multi-disciplinary roles (including mental health, end of life care, diabetes, dementia, infection control, sensory loss, disability, substance misuse and many others).
This qualification also forms part of the Apprenticeship Framework for Health & Social Care (Adults) England.
- The aims of the qualification are to enable learners:
- Progress to further vocational learning towards more senior or specialist roles
- Demonstrate competences over specific or broader vocational skills
Learners working in Health & Social Care, seeking to aspire to higher level, specialize, or progress into further vocational learning.
Learners considering a career in Health & Social Care, who may benefit from a longer period of study, to consider career pathways or a range of job roles.