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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

We offer a suite of qualifications at Level 2 and 3 which are suited to a range of learning needs and providing cover across sectors within the Health & Social Care Industry.

We also offer Health and Social Care Apprenticeships at level 2 and Level 3. 

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

    This qualification aims to introduce knowledge in areas relating to working in adult social care.

    It does not confirm competence but relate to the knowledge elements covered in the mandatory units of the Health and Social Care Diploma at L2. They can be used as stand-alone qualifications or as part of the Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care at Level 2.

    To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) candidates will need to complete 20 credits from 9 mandatory units.

    • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
    • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
    • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Understand the role of the Social Care Worker
    • Understand person centred approaches in adult social care settings
    • Understand health and safety in social care settings
    • Understand how to handle information in social care settings
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

    This qualification aims to introduce knowledge in areas relating to working in adult social care. It does not confirm competence but relates to the knowledge elements covered in the mandatory units of the Health and Social Care Diploma at L3. They can be used as stand-alone qualifications or as part of the Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care at Level 3

    To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) candidates will need to complete 20 credits from 9 mandatory units.

    • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
    • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
    • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    • Principles for implementing  duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Understand the role of the Social Care Worker
    • Understand person centred approaches in adult social care settings
    • Understand health and safety in social care settings
    • Understand how to handle information in social care settings
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

    The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England is a nationally recognised qualification gained in the workplace. It is based on National Occupational Standards, which are standards written by employers and experts in the industry.

    When learners achieve the qualification it will prove that they can work to the standards expected by employers in industry. The qualification will show that learners are competent to do a job and have the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to do it well.

    • The qualification aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
      Healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care environments
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
    • Support workers in supported living projects
    • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities

    It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF), or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

    The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England is a nationally recognised qualification gained in the workplace. It is based on National Occupational Standards, which are standards written by employers and experts in  industry.

    When individuals achieve the qualification it will prove that they can work to the standards expected by employers in your industry. The qualification will show they are competent to do a job and have the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to do it well.

    The qualification aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce and confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
    • Healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care environments
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
    • Support workers in supported living projects
    • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

    In social care this framework provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers. The apprenticeship framework is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care.

    To complete the Apprenticeship, learners need to undertake and successfully complete a number of components which are detailed in below.

    Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme

    Knowledge Qualification - City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Credit Value 20

    Competency Qualification  - City & Guilds  Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Credit Value 46

    Functional Skills -

    • Communication Level 1
    • Application of Number Level 1

    Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

    Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) Workbook -

    • Creative Thinking
    • Independent Enquiry
    • Reflective Learning
    • Team Working
    • Effective Participation
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

    In social care this framework provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers. The apprenticeship framework is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care such as Housing Support.

    This qualification aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce.

    To complete the Apprenticeship, learners need to undertake and successfully complete a number of components which are detailed below.

    Health and Social Care Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme

    Knowledge Qualification – City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Credit Value 21

    Competency Qualification – City & Guilds  Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Credit Value 58

    Functional Skills – Communication Level, Application of Number Level 2

    Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

    Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)  Workbook:

    • Creative Thinking
    • Independent Enquiry
    • Reflective Learning
    • Team Working
    • Effective Participation

    Delivery of the Programme
    Training will be provided by Dutton Fisher Associates via small group workshops and tutorials complemented with 1-1 coaching sessions.

  • Level 3 Award &  Certificate in Dementia Care

    These qualifications are aimed at a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas across all service user groups and ages, working in statutory (including NHS), private and voluntary agencies. This would be suitable for anyone aged 16 or older, who have an interest in operating in a caring role for older people.

    These roles include;

    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
    • Healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care environments or acute health environments
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
    • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
    • Support workers in supported living projects
    • Community-based care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas eg dementia, learning disabilities
    • Family support workers
    • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
    • Senior workers in above services
    • First line supervisors working at level 3
    • Team leaders working at level 3
    • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
    • Informal and family carers

    What does the qualification cover?

    A range of opportunities to support workers in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of people that have dementia. Learners will complete 4 mandatory units;

    • Understand the process and experience of dementia
    • Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia
    • Understand and enable communication with individuals who have dementia
    • Equality and Diversity and Inclusion in dementia care practice

    Plus additional units from a range of units including:

    • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
    • Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s

    Services (Adults’ Residential Management)

    These qualifications guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership and management practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements for the sector in England.

    Who are the qualifications for?

    For learners who work in Health and Social Care or children and young peoples’ services in the following roles :

    • Registered Managers
    • Managers
    • Assistant Managers
    • Deputy Managers
    • Senior Care Support workers/supervisors
    • Coordinators
    • Team Leaders

    Structure of the Qualification

    To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Residential Management), learners must achieve a minimum of:

    • 80 credits.
    • Learners must achieve 52 credits from the mandatory units
    • plus a minimum of 28 credits from optional units from which a minimum of 12 credits from specified units must be achieved.
    • Contact us for additional information including optional and mandatory units available