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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

  • Provide care to patients in care homes and their homes
  • Look after the day to day needs of those in your care
  • Build a rapport with patients and aide their health and recovery
  • Work towards maintaining patient comfort and safety
  • Learn about the duty of care and how to safeguard those in your charge
  • Understand the importance of mental wellbeing and mental health
  • Learn how to support people with specific needs

Healthcare Assistants first and foremost – care. They are there to make sure patients and residents are comfortable and experience as little stress as possible.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will:

  • Provide ongoing support to the individuals in your care
  • Help them bathe and dress
  • Stay mentally and physically active
  • Ensure they are comfortable and have everything they need
  • They eat a full and balanced diet
  • Ensure basic medical requirements are met

It is an important role that focuses on patient welfare rather than treatment. Your role will be one of getting to know the patient and putting them at ease. You will also be tasked to carry out some medical tasks such as sterilising equipment and processing samples.

Working as a Healthcare Assistant takes patience, compassion and attention to detail.

You will be required to care for multiple patients, helping them to wash and dress, serve meals, make beds and tend to their needs. It is a busy and demanding role.

However, it is a valuable one that can teach you a great deal. It can also provide you with a platform to train to be a nurse.

Due to the nature of the work, to become a Healthcare Assistant requires qualifications.

Taking a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care gives you all the knowledge you need to safely and appropriately care for the people in your charge.

It will help you to communicate challenges, how to identify and adapt to specific individual needs and how you can make the patient and resident as happy as possible.

Moreover, it will teach you essential information around data handling and record-keeping, the duty of care and how to approach mental health issues.

All these things will help to make you an excellent healthcare assistant.

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position.

Healthcare Assistants first and foremost – care. They are there to make sure patients and residents are comfortable and experience as little stress as possible.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will:

  • Provide ongoing support to the individuals in your care
  • Help them bathe and dress
  • Stay mentally and physically active
  • Ensure they are comfortable and have everything they need
  • They eat a full and balanced diet
  • Ensure basic medical requirements are met

It is an important role that focuses on patient welfare rather than treatment. Your role will be one of getting to know the patient and putting them at ease. You will also be tasked to carry out some medical tasks such as sterilising equipment and processing samples.

Working as a Healthcare Assistant takes patience, compassion and attention to detail.

You will be required to care for multiple patients, helping them to wash and dress, serve meals, make beds and tend to their needs. It is a busy and demanding role.

However, it is a valuable one that can teach you a great deal. It can also provide you with a platform to train to be a nurse.

Due to the nature of the work, to become a Healthcare Assistant requires qualifications.

Taking a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care gives you all the knowledge you need to safely and appropriately care for the people in your charge.

It will help you to communicate challenges, how to identify and adapt to specific individual needs and how you can make the patient and resident as happy as possible.

Moreover, it will teach you essential information around data handling and record-keeping, the duty of care and how to approach mental health issues.

All these things will help to make you an excellent healthcare assistant.

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position.

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SALARY AFTER
COMPLETING

Entry Level Salary

£18k

Average Salary

£21k

Experienced Salary

£24k
£21k You can earn
an average of
£21,000 a year

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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care means you are ready to stand out to employers in the care profession and develop strong care skills and knowledge. Covering essential concepts in modern care, including the duty of care, safeguarding and protection, strategies for promoting well-being and techniques for special individual needs, this course will prepare you for a wide range of roles in healthcare.

If you already work in a care-based position, this qualification will endorse your competencies for senior-level roles in hospitals, domiciliary care, community support and other care settings. This certified adult care course would also allow you to pursue self-employed opportunities in private care roles, for example.

Having this Care Quality Commission (CQC)-recognised course under your belt is a statement of your knowledge, skills and professional standards when it comes to working with adults in a range of care environments (e.g. residential, assisted living, home care, primary care and acute health).

Once you enrol on your Adult Care Level 3 course with learndirect, you will gain access to all our interactive resources. You will be able to login to our virtual learning platform from wherever you are in the world to view all the course materials; all you need is a Wi-Fi connection.

We are committed to supporting our students every step of their learning journey. That is why you will be assigned a knowledgeable tutor who you can keep in touch with over the phone, email or via the instant messaging function of your online learning portal.

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position.

Unit 1: Duty of care in care settings

Unit 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Unit 3: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Unit 4: Promote mental well-being and mental health

Unit 5: Promote communication in care settings

Unit 6: Support individuals with specific communication needs

Unit 7: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

Unit 8: Promote personal development in care settings

Unit 9: Personal and professional behaviour in adult care

Unit 10: Responsibilities of a care worker

Unit 11: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

Unit 12: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

Unit 13: Support positive risk-taking for individuals

Unit 14: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

Unit 15: The principles of infection prevention and control

Unit 16: Dementia awareness

Unit 17: Managing pain and discomfort

Unit 18: Administer medications to individuals and monitor effects

All your study materials will be accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on our world-class online learning platform.

This gives you the ability to learn wherever and whenever you want - on your terms, around your other commitments.

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