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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) Level 3

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  • Limited number of 19+ loans available on this course.
  • Offer expires 31st October 2017
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Working in adult social care is very challenging and constantly keeps you on your toes. You'll be put in unique and even extreme situations such as dealing with aggressive behaviour, for example. It can be very fulfilling too as you get to change the lives of other people for the better and help them overcome whatever difficulties they may be facing.

What you'll learn and study on the course

You'll learn why effective communication is important in adult social care settings, principles of personal development in adult social care, the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion, recognising signs of abuse, how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting, the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings, requirements for handling information in social care settings and how duty of care contributes to safe practice.

What you can do after with it

This qualification is ideal for those who may be looking towards a career change and want to understand more about health and social care.

With this qualification, you can work as a care assistant or support worker, just to name a few.

You can also go on to study further qualifications, including the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) RQF Level 3 and potentially become a social worker.

Unit One: Principles of communication in adult social care settings (R/602/2906)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in adult social care settings
  • Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of an individual
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication
  • Understand principles and practices relating to confidentiality

Unit Two: Principles of personal development in adult social care (R/602/3036)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care
  • Understand the importance of feedback in improving own practice
  • Understand how a personal development plan can contribute to own learning and development

Unit Three: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings (M/602/3044)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Understand how to work in an inclusive way
  • Understand how to raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion

Unit Four: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (A/601/8574)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Unit Five: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (R/601/1436)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
  • Know how to respond to complaints

Unit Six: Understand the role of the social care worker (A/602/3113)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand working relationships in social care settings
  • Understand the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with others

Unit Seven: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings (R/602/3182)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care
  • Understand how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting
  • Understand the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support
  • Understand how to implement and promote active participation
  • Understand how to support an individual’s right to make choices
  • Understand how to an promote individual’s well-being
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person- centred approach

Unit Eight: Understand health and safety in social care settings (L/602/3178)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Understand how to reduce the spread of infection
  • Understand how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Understand the principles of assisting and moving an individual
  • Understand how to handle hazardous substances
  • Understand how to promote environmental safety procedures in the social care setting
  • Understand how to manage stress
  • Understand procedures regarding handling medication
  • Understand how to handle and store food safely

Unit Nine: Understand how to handle information in social care settings (D/602/3119)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in social care settings
  • Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings
  • Understand how to support others to handle information

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/0048/X). This course has also been assigned 21 credits

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.
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Payment Method
With an Advanced Learner Loan
Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £811.00
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Advanced Learner Loans are administered by Student Finance England (SFE)

Student Finance England is a Student Loans Company service, providing financial support to students on behalf of the UK Government.

You can enrol today and pay much, much later

You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.
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Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.


The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
Are you eligible for a 19+
Advanced Learner Loan?
  • Aged over 19 and living in the UK?
  • 19+ loans are Government backed, so you only pay them back if you’re earning over £21,000 a year.