Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

(QRN – 601/6106/1)

 

 

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF) qualification is intended to meet the core requirements for all staff working in the NHS. The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF) forms the basis of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework specifically the 6 KSF Care Dimensions that all new NHS staff need to complete, including:

  • Communication;
  • Health, safety and security;
  • Service improvement;
  • Equality and diversity;
  • Quality;
  • Personal and people development.

The purpose of this qualification is to assess the development of knowledge surrounding working in the Health Sector.

 

 

Qualification Structure

In order to successfully achieve this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 18 credits from six mandatory units.

 

 

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

 

 

Progression Routes

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Other specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work
  • Other role/subject specific qualifications, such as Prevention and Control of Infection, Mental Health etc.

 

 

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners must be at least 16 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 Credit GLH
Mandatory units
Equality and diversity in the health sector L/502/3400 3 4 30
People and personal development in the health sector Y/502/3402 3 3 15
Service improvement in the health care sector J/502/3413 3 3 20
Communication skills for working in the health sector L/502/3381 3 3 17
Health, safety and security in the health sector R/502/3401 3 3 15
Maintaining quality standards in the health sector F/502/3412 3 2 13