Diploma in Adult Care - Level 3


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

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.

You will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support your learning and demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

It is aimed at all those who wish to work, or are working, in a lead adult care worker role in health and social care settings in England.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care including:

  • Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Duty of care
  • Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Communication in care settings
  • Personal development in care settings
Diploma in Adult Care - Level 3
1 year

Upon achievement of this qualification, you can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

You may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.

This course is designed to provide you with a choice of routes into either further study or employment within the health and social care sector. It is the ideal starting block if you are looking to pursue a career in nursing, social work or occupational therapy.

Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:

  • Adult care worker
  • Healthcare assistant/support worker
  • Personal assistant

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.