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Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

Level 3

Who is the qualification for?

This 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 in adult focused settings such as domiciliary support services, residential care and learning disability provision. It is suitable for:

  • learners currently in employment in a Health and Social Care adult focused setting
  • learners who have successfully completed the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core qualification
  • Learners who have successfully completed the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification
  • Learners who have completed appropriate legacy qualifications included in the Social Care Wales - Qualifications Framework for Social Care and Regulated Childcare in Wales

Please note: This qualification cannot be undertaken whilst on a work placement and can be delivered through work-based learning using a community based provider or a further education college.

What will the qualification cover?

The content for Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification is in the process of being finalised, although the following themes are likely to be included:

  • principles and practice
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • health and well-being
  • professional practice

Qualification structure and assessment

This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units. It is assessed using a portfolio that includes direct observation of practice and internally assessed tasks.

What could the qualification lead to?

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.

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Key Documents & Course Materials

Qualification Handbook

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Assessment Pack

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Qualification Delivery Guide

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Assessment Resource Pack

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Upcoming training and events:

Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification:

Training and events materials archive:

Did you miss one of our previous CPD training events? Find all of the relevant materials from our latest sessions below:

CPD Presentation - Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care: Practice Qualifications (Children, Young People and Adults) - Launch Event Overview

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the qualification launch event along with supporting materials.

All Materials presented during the event can be accessed from the download pod within the video.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

CPD Presentation - Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care: Practice Qualifications (Children, Young People and Adults) - Curriculum and Assessment Overview

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the event along with supporting materials.

All Materials presented during the event can be accessed from the download pod within the video.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

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