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Part-time Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare

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Part-time Level 3 Diploma in HealthcareAvailable for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Location Castleford College
Level Level 3
Start Date Flexible start dates throughout the year
Duration 24-30 months
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code DPL3HSS1D000
Course Overview

This qualification aims to assess and develop the knowledge and skills of people working in a variety of healthcare settings as healthcare assistants working within different roles:

1. Adult Nursing
2. Maternity Support
3. Theatre Support
4. Children and Young People in Healthcare setting
5. Mental Health
6. Allied Health Profession Therapy Support

People wishing to gain this Level 3 qualification should be working with a minimum level of supervision and already possess good technical skills and knowledge.

What you will Study

To gain the Diploma you must achieve a minimum of 65 credits, with 35 credits gained from the following mandatory units:-

1. Safeguarding and protection in care settings
2. Responsibilities of a care worker
3. Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management Duty of care
4. Causes and Spread of Infection
5. The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
6. Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers
7. Promote personal development in care settings
8. Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
9. Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
10. Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
11. Promote communication in care settings
12. Promote effective handling of information in care settings
13. Duty of care in care settings
14. Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
15. Understand mental health problems

In addition to the core units, you will choose optional units that suit your current work role, and these will be discussed and planned with your Assessor.

How you will Learn You will be allocated a workplace assessor who will develop an individual learning plan and guide you to develop a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes.
How you will be Assessed There are no examinations. You will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you in your workplace and observe you carrying out your daily tasks and duties. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, but you will need the appropriate language and literacy skills to enable you to achieve the qualification. Or the Level 3 Diploma, you will need to be working in a largely unsupervised role as a Healthcare Assistant and already have a good level of technical skills and knowledge.
Attendance Expectations Your assessor will need to meet with you regularly to monitor your progress and to plan your assessment sessions. These meetings can take place either at your workplace or on College premises.
Fee Information

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £3,600.00

If you are aged 19 to 23 and you have not already achieved a full level 3 (or above) qualification, then your course may be free.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students.

Further Study It is expected that you would progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role.
Career Opportunities This qualification will prove to employers that you are a skilled and competent support services worker and that you are interested in developing your skills.
How to Apply If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111
For Further Details

For Further Details
Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 10:35

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