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

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

(QRN – 601/7450/X)

 

 

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) is aimed at learners working in a health and social care role and those looking towards a career in this sector in a supervised job role.

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) is aimed at developing learners knowledge and understanding of the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • Communication
  • Duty of care
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Handling information
  • Health and safety
  • Personal development
  • Person centred approaches
  • Role of the social care worker
  • Safeguarding

 

 

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve 9 mandatory units totalling 21 credits.

 

 

Learner Entry Requirements

Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.

 

 

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualification:

  •  Level 4 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care

 

 

Age Ranges

Learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.

 

 

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.

 

 

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory
Understand how to handle information in social care settings D/602/3119 3 9 1
Understand health and safety in social care settings L/602/3178 3 49 5
Principles of Diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings M/602/3044 3 19 2
Principles of communication in adult social care settings R/602/2906 3 17 2
Principles of personal development in adult social care settings R/602/3036 3 19 2
Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings R/602/3182 3 37 4
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care A/601/8574 2 26 3
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings R/601/1436 3 5 1
Understand the role of the social care worker A/602/3113 2 9 1