Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

 

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England (RQF) has now been replaced with the new Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).

Focus Awards can no longer accept new registrations on this qualification.

Last date for centres to claim learner certification is 31/03/2021

 

 

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

 

Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) is aimed at all those who wish to work or are working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments in England. Learners will, on achieving this qualification have the knowledge, understanding and skills required when communicating in a health and social care environment, be able to engage in personal development, apply the principles of safeguarding and protection, promote good practice, and be able to promote person-centred approaches in a health and social care environment.

Learners will be able to understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity, the principles for implementing duty of care, and understand their role as a health / social care worker.

Learners can choose elect the generic pathway or elect a specific pathway in either Dementia or Adults with Learning Disabilities depending upon their choice of unit.

The qualification forms the competence component of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care (England) at level 3.

 

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits (all pathways) for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above.

Generic Health and Social Care Pathway
Learners taking this pathway will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits: 2 – 7 credits from Group B and at least a further 23 credits from Group C

Dementia Pathway
Learners taking this pathway will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits: 3 – 7 credits from Group B, 3 of these credits must come from the mandatory dementia unit DEM 301 A minimum of 23 credits from Group C* – at least 4 of these credits must come from a choice of the following dementia units: DEM 304, DEM 312, DEM 313

Adults with Learning Disabilities Pathway

Learners taking this pathway will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits: 4 – 7 credits from Group B – 4 of these credits must come from the mandatory learning disability unit LD 201 A minimum of 23 credits from Group C* – at least 5 of these credits must come from a choice of the following learning disability units: LD 302, LD Op 303

For apprenticeships the latest framework document should always be consulted to ensure that ALL apprenticeship conditions, mandatory qualifications, units, on-the-job hours are achieved and evidenced.

 

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)

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England (RQF) has now been replaced with the new Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).