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Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

This qualification will help you advance your career in a variety of healthcare roles such as adult care support, theatre support, mental health support, maternity support, children and young people support and allied health (therapy) support.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 78
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £2225

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Course Information for Students

The Diploma is suitable for anyone who works in a healthcare environment.

You need to be working in an appropriate role in a healthcare environment.

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop wider knowledge to underpin their occupational competence, specialising in one of the following areas: 

  • adult support worker
  • theatre support worker
  • mental health support worker
  • maternity support worker
  • children and young people support worker
  • allied health (therapy) support worker

This includes knowledge and understanding of the requirements of personal development in care settings, safeguarding and protection in care settings, mental health problems, infection prevention and control, mental wellbeing, duty of care in care settings and promoting person-centred approaches in care settings. 

You will develop a positive attitude to following codes of practice and professional behaviours such as effective communication and building relationships, delivering training through demonstration and instruction, promoting positive behaviour, and promoting personal development.

You will be supported by your assessor on either a one-to-one or group basis. This will entail a combination of face-to-face and remote contact.

There are no special requirements.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed via a variety of methods such as written tasks, reflective accounts and observations in the workplace.

You could advance to further study and consider promotion opportunities. This qualification could, for example, be a stepping stone into nursing training.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2023 11:37 am