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The qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment. It provides the opportunity to enrich knowledge and skills using both mandatory content and optional units. It will be of interest to learners working in domiciliary support services, residential care, learning disability provision including community based healthcare services. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:
This qualification is for individuals that are currently employed in a Health and Social Care adult focused setting and can be delivered through work-based learning or a further education college. it is expected that learners have a degree of automony in their role and are supporting others to deliver high quality care.
It is suitable for:
Note: This qualification cannot be taken whilst on a work placement.
The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:
This qualification contains a single mandatory and a range of optional units that are linked to specific types of support or health and social care settings.
To achieve the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total:
The learning must successfully complete;
Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to work with more autonomy and responsibility as a qualified Level 3 Health and Social Care Senior Care Worker, with a focus on adults who are vulnerable or in need.
It will also help learners who need to apply for registration with Social Care Wales as a Senior Care Worker, although other registration requirements will also need to be met. For further information please visit: https://socialcare.wales/registration
The qualification provides the appropriate knowledge and competence to practice and support learners to progress to:
Other qualifications that may be of interest are:
This unit aims to provide learners with support to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to promote the sensitive and safe support of individuals living in their own homes.
Introduction to the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) qualification – a learner/student guide
Introduction to the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification – a learner/student guide
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