The Adult Care – Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course looks to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of those working in a wide range of roles in the health and social care sector. The purpose of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace with the option of learners progressing to a higher level qualification in the same subject area. This qualification is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in the health and social care industry in care roles within residential settings, domiciliary services or day care services.
This new RQF qualification was launched in 2018 and replaces the older Health & Social Care – Level 3 Diploma (QCF), which had previously replaced the previous NVQ Qualifications.
The underpinning knowledge sections of this qualification have been fully updated to include the latest Acts of Parliament, government guidelines and Codes of Practice, including:
- Care Act (2014) and subsequent amendments
- Fundamental Standards 2015
- Duty of Candour
- New principles of independent advocacy
- Revised Audit Processes, following the publication of the Caldicott Report (2015)
- The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
- Skills for Care’s updated CPD guide
- Updates to the requirements for Care and Support Plans
- Updates to definitions of the balance between risk assessment, risk-taking and rights and responsibilities
On successful completion on this course students will receive a TQUK Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Qualification with 58 Credits.
Students will require a suitable work placement to complete this course. It is recommended that students have the placement for the duration of their studies. This could be a full time position or a voluntary position of 1 or 2 mornings, afternoons or days per week. The placement needs to be sufficient to enable students to gather the required workplace evidence for each of the course units detailed below, and the work will need to be signed off by an appropriate person (Manager or Supervisor) within the organisation through witness testimonies.
Students who can’t arrange a suitable placement should consider one of the CACHE (RQF) Qualifications:
You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.
Please Note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 hard-copy versions of this course are only being dispatched twice a week so there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.
An alternative unit is available for students who are not involved in the administration of medication:
- Promote Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings.
- Unit 1: Promote Communication in Care Settings
- Unit 2: Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
- Unit 3: Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
- Unit 4: Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
- Unit 5: Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
- Unit 6: Promote Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
- Unit 7: Responsibilities of a Care Worker
- Unit 8: Duty of Care in Care Settings
- Unit 9: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
- Unit 10: The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
- Unit 11: Causes and Spread of Infection
- Unit 12: Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
- Unit 13: Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
- Unit 14: Support Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals
- Unit 15: Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene
- Unit 16: Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities
- Unit 17: Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
- Unit 18: Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings
There is no prior learning knowledge or experience required to take this course, however a work placement is required for completion of the coursework.
Students need to complete a piece of coursework for each of the units in the course so the placement will need to be suitable for collecting evidence for any associated task covered in the unit.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.
We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.
On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Qualification No. 603/2553/7). This is a Level 3 Diploma Qualification with 58 credits.
You can find further information on qualifications and their levels on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.
TQUK (Training Qualification UK) are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment. The course is delivered and assessed by NCC, a licensed TQUK centre. TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.