This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop the fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in their job role. These cover issues such as duty of care, safeguarding and promotion, responsibilities of a care worker and the promotion of person-centred care, equality and inclusion, communication, personal development and health and safety.
You will also:
In order to register for this qualification, it is expected that learners will have qualifications and/or experience in the health and social care sector equivalent to Level 2. They should also be over 18 years old.
The units in this qualification are assessed through an internally and externally quality-assured portfolio of evidence gathered during the course of the learner’s work. Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass each unit, the learner must:
The learner must have an assessment record that identifies the assessment criteria that have been met. The assessment record should be cross-referenced to the evidence provided. The assessment record should include details of the type of evidence and the date of assessment. Suitable centre documentation should be used to form an assessment record.
Mandatory units are worth 18 credits. Optional units - which the employer, student and assessor will agree and choose - are worth 30 credits.
There are observations, professional discussions, questions, witness testimonies and products of work. You will be supported throughout by an assigned assessor.
Costs for all resources, registration, certification and support from a competent assessor are £2,880. These can be met through a student loan or you may be eligible for adult funding.
Learners who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England) can, having achieved all other specified requirements of the Apprenticeship Standard, progress to achieving the full apprenticeship certification that confirms their competency in the job role.
They can then choose to progress to the Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship, higher level qualifications in care, or specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work. Achievement of the Level 3 qualification, together with additional training, can also support progression to job roles that require a more complex set of skills and responsibility such as lead practitioners or lead personal assistants.