Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care – Learning Disabilities pathway

Course availability

This course is currently available to learners located in the South East of England. 

This qualification is aimed at those working in a health and social care setting with clients with learning disabilities and provides an opportunity to have knowledge and skills recognised through the achievement of a nationally accredited qualification.

It provides the opportunity to:

  • Develop and demonstrate competence in Health and Social Care, specialising in delivery of services to clients with learning difficulties
  • Develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding
  • Have existing skills recognised
  • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • Realise your potential

Work placement overview

In order to successfully achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (RQF), you are required to be working in an appropriate health and social care setting specialising in delivery services to clients with learning difficulties (for a minimum of 16 hours a week).  The work placement can be either paid or voluntary and it is your responsibility to organise your own placement. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Health and social care workers and volunteers who undertake regulated activity as part of their job role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check with barred list. The check will be organised by your employer.

Progression

On completion of this qualification you can progress your career by achieving higher level qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in health and social care, specific to your work context.

How the qualification is delivered?

The Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care – Learning Disability pathway is delivered over 24 weeks by blended learning, mainly via our web based online learning platform.  8 - 10 hours a week self-directed study is a mandatory requirement for learners to achieve this award.

How will the qualification be assessed?

You will be assigned a qualified assessor who will evaluate you, via assessment of work based performance, production of evidence, witness testimony, questioning and competence against the relevant standards. 
A portfolio of evidence which need to be produced by week 9 to demonstrate your development and that you can meet the criteria required.

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care is for all learners, aged 16 and above, who are capable of reaching the required standards.

Qualification structure

You will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before the qualification can be awarded.

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved: 58

 

Unit No Unit Title Level Credit
Unit 1 Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 3 3
Unit 2 Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 3 3
Unit 3 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 3 2
Unit 4 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 3 1
Unit 5 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care 2 3
Unit 6 The Role of The Health and Social Care Worker 2 2
Unit 7 Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care 3 6
Unit 8 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 3 6
Unit 9 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings 3 2
Unit 19 The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 2 3
Unit 22 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities 2 4
Unit 68 Facilitate Person-Centred Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review 3 6
Unit 97 Support Person-Centred Thinking and Planning 3 5
Unit 98 Promote Active Support 3 5
Unit 99 Support Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare 3 3
Unit 108 Support Individuals in the use of Assistive Technology 4 4

Course details

6 months

£1,950.00

Payment options
We have a choice of payment methods, in order to provide a flexible approach to learning.

  1. Payment in full
  2. Payment plans, available at 0% interest and payments split across the duration of the programme. For further information, please email us via finance@dynamiccollege.org.uk
  3. Adult Learner Loan
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