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Overview

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

This qualification is entirely online so that you can work towards it at a time that suits you and fits in with your work schedule.

Course description

Suitable for adults who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings. The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including: supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs, health and social care procedures, supporting individuals with dementia, promoting mental health and well-being.

The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units allowing you to tailor the qualification to meet your needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of your job role.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units. Mandatrory units:

  • Promote communication in care setting
  • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 14 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 14 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 14 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £0 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 14 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £0 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.