Health and Social Care

Working with adults in health and social care environment requires some essential knowledge and skills in adult care and support. As well as protecting individuals, the role of health and social care worker is to support choice and independence and to manage risk to protect the rights of individuals in order to fulfil their duty of care.

Qualification Overview:
These accredited qualifications have been developed to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding to ensure that the level of care being provided to clients are to the national standards.

This qualification is suitable for those learners who are either:

  • working at a level 3 and aspire to progress into management
  • working towards or working as managers (new in post), who wish to use this qualification to support with the Manager Induction Standards

Entry Requirements:

  • It is advised that learners have a basic level of English skills before enrolling onto this qualification.
  • Learners should be 18 years or above
  • Should be working, volunteering or on practical placement and have significant experience within the care and support sector, as they would need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Topics Covered:
Units include leadership and management, team leadership, governance, regulatory processes, relationship working, outcomes based and person centred practice, professional development, communication and information management, performance management, continuous improvement, safeguarding and protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, risk management, complaints management, managing self for leadership, decision making, entrepreneurial skills and innovation in adult care.

Assessment method:
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Course Duration:

  • 6 to 12 months depending on course level

Learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services