Clinical Healthcare Support - Level 3 Diploma (Cache)
Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF)
This qualification will support you to develop the knowledge and skills required to work within a range of clinical procedures and carry out assessment/examinations.
This course covers many aspects of Clinical Health including the principles of person centred approaches, safeguarding, communication with service users as well as infection control, waste management, tissue viability and dressings, physiological measurements, administration of medication and monitoring for side effects, nasogastric and peg feeding. Learners will also be able to select specialist units in mental health and dementia, end of life care or promoting Independence in daily living.
This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are already working in a care environment where there are opportunities to extend your clinical practice to become a senior healthcare assistant with specialisms.
Within this course, not only will you gain a Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support 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 communication, behaviour management, team work, management and leadership. Safeguarding, equality and diversity, promoting inclusion, personal development, and health and safety.
You will be supported to develop you own learning strategies, including computer literacy, academic literacy and referencing skills - all of which will then support you should you wish to progress into Higher Education and degree courses.
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 in employment or family commitments.
The College offers excellent progression opportunities into Higher Education and relevant Foundation Degree programmes which are in turn endorsed by local providers who are keen to encourage employees to further their knowledge and academic journey.
Career Options and Progression
With this qualification you will be able work within the health sector in a variety of roles. This could include working in Mental Health, a hospital, hospice, Independent Hospital, Nursing Home or in a community based healthcare organisation as a Health Care assistant with extended skills and specialism dependent on your chosen pathway.
Modules and Assessment
As part of this course you will study a range of mandatory modules, essential to your daily practice as a health care assistant. These will extend and assess your knowledge base and also your practical and clinical competence.
Mandatory Modules include:
- The role of the health and social care worker
- The principles of infection prevention and control
- Causes and spread of infection
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
- Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
- Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
- Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
You will be able to choose to also study one of the following pathways:
- Mental Health and Dementia Care
- End of Life Care
- Supporting individuals to maintain independence
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 policies and guidelines.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 4 ½ hours each week (9.45 – 2.15 ) on Tuesdays 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.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Learners are required to be in employment and supported by their employer to allow assessment to take place.
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 the full duration of the course.
A reading list of suitable and relevant books and resources will be provided at the start of the course.
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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