What does the qualification cover
This qualiﬁcation develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
It has three pathways
- Generic Health and Social Care
- Learning Disability
It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 3 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.
Who is it suitable for
For people who wish to work or are working in an unsupervised role with adults in health and social care environments.
How long does it take to complete
You can usually complete it in a year or less.
What are the entry requirements
You should be at least 16 years old.
Working towards or have the equivalent off functional skills Level 1 Maths and English
How many credits are required to complete it
The Diploma requires 58 credits.
How is it assessed
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
What related qualifications can you progress to
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England).