Preparing to work in Adult Care – Level 3

Course Code: HSA-L3-0
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Type
Full Time
Haybridge Road, Telford
Course Level
About the course

This provides an ideal taster for more practically orientated learners. It is aimed at those who want to understand more about working in the health and social care industry, and introduces some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector. Ideally you will already have some health and social care experience – for example a level 2 health qualification – and have completed some health-related placements. You will learn about the role of a social care worker, and boost your knowledge in adult social care disciplines such as communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care, and a person-centred approach.

– Principles of communication in adult social care settings
– Principles of personal development
– Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion
– Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
– Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
– Understand the role of the social care worker
– Understand person-centred approaches
– Understand health and safety in social care settings
– Understand how to handle information

Work placement opportunities:
315 hours of placement in the residential care sector

Progressing to: Jobs in the health and social care sector, university or higher education courses
Aspirational careers: Senior residential care home roles, NHS managerial positions

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, a level 1 or 2 in health and social care, and clean DBS check

You will need to have a DBS check (fully funded by the college) so please collate all the evidence needed prior to starting the course. As part of our enrichment you will receive talks from guest speakers and former students. Local companies will come in to meet you and tell you about the work they do – if you are interetsed they will interview you and you could secure employment there and then.

Health students with teacher doing a health demonstration
Curriculum Area
Health, Early Years and Education
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