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Health And Social Care (Level 3)

(NVO/QCF) Health and Social Care (Adults) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Course Overview

These qualifications are aimed at those seeking work in health and social care with adults and those already working in organisations who wish to further develop their skills. The qualifications are designed to cater for the technical skills, knowledge and understanding required in specific job roles in the Health and Social Care Sector. They also reflect the range and depth of competence in areas in the sector, which allows the learner to develop their own personal growth and


To complete this qualification, candidates must achieve 79 Credits from a choice of units specialising within your service sector.


All workplace based (for individual or groups)


Observation, discussion, personal statement, supporting documentation, portfolio of evidence (internal assessment), and practical demonstrations.

Learner support

Learning material, optional in-company workshops.


Level 5 Qualifications in a related or job roles such as Senior Practitioner in Health and Social Care.

Qualification Structure

To achieve the Health and Social Care full Level 3 qualification, the learner must complete a minimum of fifty-eight credits, of which fifty credits must be selected from units at Level 3 or above: twenty-eight credits must be completed from Group A Mandatory Units: a minimum of two but a maximum of seven credits from Group B optional context/specialist knowledge units and a minimum of twenty-three credits from Group C optional competence units [thirty credits must be achieved from the optional units B and C].


12 months minimum

Awarding Body:



Subject to eligibility
Functional Skills - Math Level 2, English Level 2
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) [Award in ERR in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings].
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills [Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings].

Course Outline

Group A - Mandatory Units Group B - Optional Context or Specialist Knowledge Units Group C - Optional Units
  • Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings;
  • Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings;
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children ‘s and Young People ‘s Settings;
  • Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Settings;
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care;
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker;
  • Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care;
  • Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care;
  • Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • Purpose and Principles of Independent Advocacy;
  • Understand Mental Well-Being and Mental Health Promotion;
  • Understand Mental Health Problems;
  • Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia;
  • Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach;
  • (1*)Understand the Role of Communication and Interactions with Individuals who have Dementia;
  • (2*)Understand the Diversity of Individuals with Dementia and the Importance of Inclusion;
  • Understand Theories of Relationships and Social Networks;
  • Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care;
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control;
  • Causes and Spread of Infection;
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste-Management;
  • Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities;
  • (3*)Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene;
  • (4*)Understand Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities;
  • Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability Regarding Sexuality and Sexual Health;
  • Understand how to Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions;
  • (*5)Principles of Supporting Young People with a Disability to Make the Transition into Adulthood;
  • (6*)Principles of Self-Directed Support;
  • Understand Physical Disability;
  • Understand the Impact of Acquired Brain Injury on Individuals;
  • Understand Sensory Loss;
  • Understand Models of Disability;
  • Understand Advance Care Planning;
  • Stroke Awareness;
  • End of Life and Dementia Care;
  • Understand how to Support Individuals during the Last Days of Life;
  • Understand and Enabling Assisting and Moving Individuals;
  • Understand the Effects of Ageing in Activity Provision.
  • (7*)Providing Independent Advocacy Support;
  • (8*)Maintaining the Independent Advocacy Relationship;
  • (9*)Responding to the Advocacy Needs of Different Groups of People;
  • Recognise Indications of Substance Misuse and Refer Individuals to Specialists;
  • Support Individuals who are Substance Users;
  • Identify and Act upon Immediate Risk of Danger to Substance Mis-users;
  • Provide Services to those Affected by Someone Else’s Substance Use;
  • Increase Awareness about Drugs, Alcohol or Other Substances with Individuals and Groups;
  • Test for Substance Use;
  • Carry out Initial Assessments to Identify and Prioritise the Needs of Substance Mis-users;
  • Carry Out Comprehensive Substance Misuse Assessment;
  • Assist with the Transfer of Individuals, who Misuse Substances, Between Agencies and Services;
  • Support Individuals Through Detoxification Programmes;
  • Develop and Sustain Effective Working Relationships with Staff in Other Agencies.
  • (10*) Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects;
  • Supply and Exchange Injecting Equipment for Individuals;
  • Understand and Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Individuals with Dementia;
  • Enable Rights and Choices of Individuals with Dementia whilst Minimising Risks;
  • (11*)Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals who have Dementia;
  • (12*)Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice;
  • Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort;
  • Gain Access to the Homes of Individuals, Deal with Emergencies and Ensure Security on Departure;
  • Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care;
  • Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care;
  • Contribute to Raising Awareness of Health Issues;
  • Provide Support to Continue Recommended Therapies;
  • Provide Support to Maintain and Develop Skills for Everyday Life;
  • Facilitate Learning and Development Activities to Meet Individual Needs and Preferences;
  • Support the Development of Community Partnerships;
  • Implement Therapeutic Group Activities;
  • Support Individuals to Develop and Run Support Groups;
  • Prepare to Support Individuals Within a Shared Lives Arrangement;
  • Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities;
  • Provide Support for Individuals with a Shared Lives Arrangement;
  • Support Individuals in their Relationships;
  • Facilitate Person-Centred Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review;
  • Support Individuals to Live at Home;
  • Support Individuals to Manage their Finances;

Support Individuals to Access and Manage Direct Payments.