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NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

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  • 18 units
  • 360 guided learning hours

NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

This Level 3 adult care RQF diploma is the perfect qualification for anyone looking to practise care in any social care setting, including residential care, domiciliary and hospice care, as well as assisted living.

Working in adult care is a fulfilling and rewarding career choice for those who want to help the most disadvantaged people in society.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will be proof of your knowledge, skills and competency to work in varied social care environments. You will explore a range of topics from wellbeing to mental health, personal development to equality and inclusion, along with issues relating directly to care, such as infection prevention and control, dementia awareness, pain management and medication administration.

Who should study this course?

Recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), this qualification will suit anyone who is already working in social care that wants a relevant diploma to help them develop in-depth knowledge of health and social care or progress their career.

To pass this adult care Level 3 online course, you will need to obtain a work placement in a social care setting. You will need to spend approximately 100 hours in a real work environment. During your placement, an assessor will visit your workplace at least once and evaluate your performance based on a personalised plan. The plan will be available beforehand to inform you of the benchmarks your assessor will be checking.

You do not need any prior qualifications or professional experience to enrol on this course.

What happens after the course?

At the end of this adult care course, you will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge within support work, senior care, hospice-based assisted living, community care, private domiciliary care, or even progress into management and strategic roles.

A sure path to progression is a willingness to learn and the right qualifications. You can choose to study further, take a closer interest in a specific category of adult care, or attend a higher education institution. This Level 3 qualification in adult care will prove to any employer that you are willing to step outside of your comfort zone and gain the qualifications you deserve to reach the next stage in your career.

Once you have completed this distance learning course, you will be a good fit for a number of adult care jobs, such as:

  • Senior care assistant
  • Senior healthcare assistant
  • Personal assistant

Qualification: NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma Adult Care (RQF)

Learners who successfully complete their course will receive an Ofqual accredited level 3 diploma with 59 credits at level 3 (Qualification reference number = 603/2618/9).

Requirements for Entry

There are no specific learning requirements prior to joining this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

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 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand principles of safeguarding adults
  • 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
  • Understand principles for online safety

 

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

 

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

 

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

 

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand an individual’s specific communication needs
  • Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

 

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information

 

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand working relationships in care settings
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

 

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to promote the application of person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • e able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals’ wellbeing
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach

 

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

 

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

 

 

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials

 

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

 

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

 

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

 

 

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication
  • 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).

NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

This Level 3 adult care RQF diploma is the perfect qualification for anyone looking to practise care in any social care setting, including residential care, domiciliary and hospice care, as well as assisted living.

Working in adult care is a fulfilling and rewarding career choice for those who want to help the most disadvantaged people in society.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will be proof of your knowledge, skills and competency to work in varied social care environments. You will explore a range of topics from wellbeing to mental health, personal development to equality and inclusion, along with issues relating directly to care, such as infection prevention and control, dementia awareness, pain management and medication administration.

Who should study this course?

Recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), this qualification will suit anyone who is already working in social care that wants a relevant diploma to help them develop in-depth knowledge of health and social care or progress their career.

To pass this adult care Level 3 online course, you will need to obtain a work placement in a social care setting. You will need to spend approximately 100 hours in a real work environment. During your placement, an assessor will visit your workplace at least once and evaluate your performance based on a personalised plan. The plan will be available beforehand to inform you of the benchmarks your assessor will be checking.

You do not need any prior qualifications or professional experience to enrol on this course.

What happens after the course?

At the end of this adult care course, you will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge within support work, senior care, hospice-based assisted living, community care, private domiciliary care, or even progress into management and strategic roles.

A sure path to progression is a willingness to learn and the right qualifications. You can choose to study further, take a closer interest in a specific category of adult care, or attend a higher education institution. This Level 3 qualification in adult care will prove to any employer that you are willing to step outside of your comfort zone and gain the qualifications you deserve to reach the next stage in your career.

Once you have completed this distance learning course, you will be a good fit for a number of adult care jobs, such as:

  • Senior care assistant
  • Senior healthcare assistant
  • Personal assistant

Qualification: NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma Adult Care (RQF)

Learners who successfully complete their course will receive an Ofqual accredited level 3 diploma with 59 credits at level 3 (Qualification reference number = 603/2618/9).

Requirements for Entry

There are no specific learning requirements prior to joining this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

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 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand principles of safeguarding adults
  • 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
  • Understand principles for online safety

 

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

 

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand perspectives of and factors that impact mental well-being and mental health
  • Understand local, national or international strategy to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote mental well-being and mental health
  • Be able to promote social inclusion to support individuals’ mental well-being and mental health

 

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Be able to overcome barriers to communication
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality

 

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand an individual’s specific communication needs
  • Understand how to support the use of communication technology and aids
  • Be able to contribute to identifying and addressing specific communication needs of individuals
  • Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication method
  • Be able to promote communication between individuals and others
  • Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided

 

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for handling information in care settings
  • Be able to implement good practice in handling information
  • Be able to support others to handle information

 

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the values, principles and standards underpinning personal and professional behaviour in adult care
  • Understand self-awareness in relation to personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to reflect on personal and professional behaviour
  • Be able to role-model personal and professional behaviour

 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand working relationships in care settings
  • Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer
  • Be able to work in partnership with others

 

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to promote the application of person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Be able to work in a person-centred way
  • Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
  • e able to implement and promote active participation
  • Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
  • Be able to promote individuals’ wellbeing
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a person-centred approach

 

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way
  • Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

 

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of risk-taking in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of a positive, person centred approach to risk assessment
  • Understand the framework which underpins an individual’s right to make decisions and take risks
  • Be able to support individuals to make decisions about risks
  • Be able to support individuals to take risks
  • Understand duty of care in relation to supporting positive risk-taking

 

 

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials

 

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections

 

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand dementia
  • Understand models of dementia
  • Know types of dementia and their causes
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia

 

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the experience and impact of pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to assess and monitor pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Understand legislation and guidance relating to pain management and minimising discomfort
  • Be able to support individuals to manage pain and discomfort
  • Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

 

 

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
  • Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
  • Prepare for the administration of medication
  • Administer and monitor medication
  • 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).

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