Adult Care - Level 4 Diploma (Cache)
Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Adult Care (England) (QCF)
This qualiﬁcation provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with adults in a health and social care setting.
This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are either already working or are an experienced volunteer in a health and social care setting. You would be expected to have additional responsibilities or duties, although you do not have to be in a management role. It should support you to gain employment to further your career working with adults in health and social care.
Within this course, not only will you gain a Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care you will also gain a wide variety of skills that will support you in your career. You will acquire a bank of knowledge relevant to your role and also learn a range of strategies surrounding managing quality in health, mentoring, how to manage a team and undertake research task.
All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the sector. All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information.
The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments. The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life.
Course Entry Requirements
In order to access this course the following entry requirements must be met:
- Written confirmation from a suitable placement that they are willing to provide you with a placement on a weekly basis for the full duration of the course.
Completion of a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care
Career Options and Progression
With this qualification you will meet be able work within the health and social care sector in a variety of roles. This could include care homes, nursing homes, recovery services, domiciliary care or supporting adults with learning difficulties.
Following on from this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress onto a Foundation Degree either in Health and Social Care or Family Support and Wellbeing. You could also progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.
Modules and Assessment
As part of this course you will study a range of modules including:
- L/506/6053 Advanced communication skills
- J/506/7623 Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- J/506/7119 Equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- F/506/7622 Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
- A/506/7120 Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
- F/506/7121 Facilitate support planning to promote positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
- K/602/6248 Understand personalisation in care and support services
- M/506/6353 Health and safety in health and social care settings
- A/506/7621 Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
- A/504/2198 Develop, maintain and use records and reports
- A/602/3189 Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
A/506/8736 Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
In order to gain your qualification you will be required to build a Portfolio of evidence. This may include completion of written tasks, posters, leaflets and training materials. You will be required to draw on work products such as health care policies and guidelines.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 3 hour session each week (9.45 – 12.45) on a Wednesday morning during term time from September 2016 until July 2017. These sessions will include group delivery and group activities and discussions with 1-1 support also provided. You will be assigned a group tutor who will support you in the collation of your written evidence and an assessor who will attend your placement and assess your competence in the workplace. It is anticipated that your assessor will conduct a minimum of 3 workplace assessments and that you will also undergo professional discussions with your assessor.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Learners are required to source their own placement prior to enrolment. This will need to be confirmed in writing at the time of enrolment. Placement commitment should be for at least 6 hours a week for the full duration of the course. Once a placement is sourced it is essential that you work with the setting to ensure that the DBS application (criminal records check) is processed with your placement as soon as possible.
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
There are no other costs associated with this course.
There is no specific equipment required to complete this qualification although there is a requirement to have a weekly placement for 1 day a week or equivalent for the duration of the course.
The recommended texts for the course are Advanced Health and Social Care for NVQ Level 4 and Foundation Degree by Sussex, Scourfield and Herne and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services by Tilmouth and Quallington
Regulation and Accreditation
This qualification is a QCF (Qualifications and Credits Framework) qualification. This accreditation means that it is recognised nationally as meeting relevant and appropriate standards.
Terms and Conditions
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