Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

QRN: 603/2939/7

 

 

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) is aimed at those learners with supervisory experience who are already working within the care sector, such as a lead adult care worker, lead personal assistant, etc. 

This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, person development, values and behaviours, health and wellbeing, responsibilities of self and others, and safeguarding.

A lead adult care worker will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges.

They will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity, and control. By providing leadership, guidance, and direction at the front line of care delivery, they will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.

Lead adult care workers will, in some circumstances, have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. By exercising autonomy and accountability, they will lead and support others to comply with expected standards and behaviours. Lead adult care workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, or other clinical healthcare settings.

 

 

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits; 28 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units. A minimum of 46 credits must be at Level 3.

 

 

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Focus Awards does not set any other entry requirements but training providers or colleges may have their own guidelines.

 

 

Progression Routes

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

  • Level 3 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

 

 

Age Ranges

This qualification is accredited for learners who are at least 16 years old.

 

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England.

 

 

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Promote communication in care settings J/616/8395 3 25 3
Promote effective handling of information in care settings L/616/8396 3 16 2
Promote personal development in care settings F/616/8394 3 10 3
Promote person-centred approaches in care settings A/616/8393 3 39 6
Promote equality and inclusion in care settings T/616/8392 3 18 2
Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings H/616/8386 3 20 6
Responsibilities of a care worker D/616/8385 2 16 2
Duty of care in care settings Y/616/8384 3 8 1
Safeguarding and protection in care settings R/616/8383 2 26 3
Optional units
Purpose and principles of independent advocacy M/502/3146 3 25 4
Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion F/602/0097 3 14 3
Understand mental health problems J/602/0103 3 14 3
Understand the process and experience of dementia J/601/3538 3 22 3
Understand the administration of medication to

Individuals with dementia using a person-centred

K/601/9199 3 15 2
Understand the role of communication and

Interactions with individuals who have dementia

L/601/3539 3 26 3
Understand the diversity of individuals with

Dementia and the importance of inclusion

Y/601/3544 3 23 3
Understand theories of relationships and social

Networks

Y/601/8579 4 29 3
Introduction to personalisation in social care K/601/9493 3 22 3
The principles of infection prevention and control L/501/6737 2 30 3
Causes and Spread of Infection H/501/7103 2 20 2
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management R/501/6738 2 20 2
Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities K/601/5315 2 35 4
Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene H/601/5703 2 10 1
Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities J/601/6293 3 25 3
Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health A/601/6274 3 21 3
Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions T/601/5317 3 28 3
Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood M/601/7227 3 30 3
Principles of self-directed support M/601/7048 3 26 3
Understand physical disability J/601/6150 3 22 3
Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals Y/601/6167 3 28 3
Understand sensory loss M/601/3467 3 21 3
Understand models of disability F/601/3473 3 26 3
Providing independent advocacy support T/502/3147 3 25 6
Maintaining the independent advocacy Relationship A/502/3148 3 25 6
Recognise indications of substance misuse and

refer individuals to specialists

M/601/0648 3 24 4
Support individuals who are substance users A/601/0670 3 42 7
Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers D/501/0585 3 24 4
Provide services to those affected by someone else’s substance use M/601/0682 3 24 3
Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups H/501/0586 3 42 7
Test for substance  use T/601/0666 3 30 5
Carry out initial assessments to identify and prioritise the needs of substance misusers D/601/0662 3 30 5
Carry out comprehensive substance misuse

assessment

K/501/0587 3 30 5
Assist with the transfer of individuals, who misuse substances, between agencies and services D/601/0676

 

3 6 1
Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects Y/501/0598 3 30 5
Supply and exchange injecting equipment for Individuals D/501/0599

 

3 18 3
Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia T/601/9187 3 26 3
Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks A/601/9191 3 26 4
Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia Y/601/4693 3 30 4
Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice F/601/4686 3 31 4
Provide support to manage pain and discomfort K/601/9025 2  15 2
Gain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure R/601/7902 2 14 2
Undertake agreed pressure area care T/601/8721 2 30 4
Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care J/601/8027 2 26 4
Contribute to raising awareness of health issues T/601/9027 3 26 4
Provide support to continue recommended therapies A/601/9028 3 20 3
Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life L/601/8028 3 28 4
Facilitate learning and development activities to

meet individual needs and preferences

L/601/8644 3 35 5
Support the development of community partnerships M/601/9494 4 33 5
Implement therapeutic group activities D/601/9491 3 25 4
Support individuals to develop and run support groups H/601/9492 3 24 3
Prepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement M/601/9611 3 31 4
Support individuals to access and use services and facilities F/601/7927 3 25 4
Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement J/601/9601 3 35 5
Support individuals in their relationships R/601/8578 3 27 4
Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review H/601/8049 3 45 6
Support individuals to live at home Y/601/7903 3 25 4
Support individuals to manage their finances D/601/7904 3 20 3
Support individuals to access and manage direct payments H/601/7905

 

4 40 6
Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services K/601/7906 3 24 4
Support individuals to deal with personal Relationship problems R/601/8581 3 26 4
Support individuals with specific communication needs T/601/8282 3 35 5
Support individuals during a period of change M/601/7907 3 29 4
Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments T/601/7908 3 23 3
Support individuals who are bereaved A/601/7909 3 30 4
Work in partnership with families to support individuals H/601/8147 3 27 4
Promote positive behaviour F/601/3764 3 44 6
Support use of medication in social care settings F/601/4056 3 40 5
Support individuals at the end of life T/601/9495 3 53 7
Prepare environments and resources for use during healthcare activities R/601/8824 2 20 3
Prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques A/601/8980 3 27 4
Undertake tissue viability risk assessments Y/601/9022 3 26 3
Undertake physiological measurements R/601/8662 3 23 3
Obtain venous blood samples D/601/8860 3 24 3
Undertake urethral catheterisation processes J/601/8979 3 28 4
Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions A/601/9174 4 35 5
Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures K/601/9185 3 33 4
Work with families, carers and individuals during

Times of crisis

F/601/9029 4 35 5
Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to

Develop strategies to change their behaviour

L/601/9034 3 41 8
Help individuals address their substance use through an action plan J/601/9968 3 28 4
Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications D/616/8810 3 36 5
Implement the positive behavioural support

Model

T/601/9738 4 61 8
Support positive risk taking for individuals L/601/9549 3 32 4
Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene K/601/9963 2 17 2
Support person-centred thinking and planning A/601/7215 3 41 5
Promote active support D/601/7353 3 36 5
Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare J/601/8657 3 25 3
Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood F/602/0049 3 40 5
Support parents with disabilities K/601/7047 3 43 6
Support individuals with self-directed support J/602/0053 3 35 5
Work with other professionals and agencies to support individuals with physical disabilities K/601/6190 3 23 3

 

Support families who are affected by acquired brain injury M/601/5817 3 30 3
Support families who have a child with a disability D/601/5750 3 23 3
Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss A/616/8815 3 30 4
Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities A/601/5190 3 31 4
Support individuals in the use of assistive technology J/601/3541 4 32 4
Support the assessment of individuals with sensory loss R/601/3543 3 22 3
Support the promotion of awareness of sensory loss K/6168812 3 23 3
Support individuals to access education, training or employment H/601/3546 4 31 4
Enable individuals to negotiate environments R/601/5180

 

3 34 5
Contribute to effective team working in health and social care or children and young people’s H/504/2194 3 25 4
Support individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse T/504/2202 3 27 4
Provide support to adults who have experienced harm or abuse J/504/2205 4 39 5
Assess the needs of carers and families T/504/2216

 

3 28 4
Responding to the advocacy needs of different groups of people F/502/3149 3 25 6
Support individuals to be part of a community M/616/8813 3 20 3
Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings T/503/2575

 

3 32 4
Provide support for journeys A/601/8025 2 17 2
Support individuals who are distressed L/601/8143 2 21 3
Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or

Children and young people’s settings

Y/602/2339 5 42 6
Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings T/602/2574 4 21 3
Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings M/602/3187 5 39 5
Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss A/616/8815 3 30 4
Understand the factors affecting older people D/504/2243 3 17 2
Support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions M/504/2196 3 33 4
Supporting infection prevention and control in social care R/504/2207 3 18 2
Diabetes awareness D/503/1839 2 28 3
Understanding professional supervision practice H/602/3185 4 22 3
Support the spiritual well-being of individuals K/507/9165 3 26 3
Promote stroke care management A/616/8412 4 36 4
Understand advance care planning A/503/8135 3 25 3