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What opportunities will this course give me?

On successful completion of this qualification, learners who are in a supervisory or senior role may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

• Level 4/5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF)

• Specialist qualifications in adult care or healthcare

• Qualifications in coaching or mentoring

What will I be learning?

The qualification aims to develop further, specialist skills and knowledge in learners areas of responsibility which will enable them to lead in areas such as assessment or enablement, for example. Learners will have responsibility for assessing performance and quality of care delivery and they will provide coaching and mentoring to their colleagues.
The content is appropriate for learners in a variety of settings in adult social care including residential care, domiciliary care or day centres. It is also suitable for lead personal assistants who work as part of a personal assistant team at a senior level.
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma, learners must study Mandatory units:

• Communication
• Handling information
• Professional development
• Person-centred approaches
• Equality, diversity & inclusion
• Health & safety
• Responsibilities of a care worker
• Duty of care
• Safeguarding & protection

Alongside the above mandatory units, learners will pick from a selection of optional units based on the work setting and their job role. These will be discussed and picked with the assessor to ensure they are able to evidence competency whilst on programme.

Why is this course for me?

Eastleigh College has a strong record of achievement with the apprenticeships working in the Health & Social Care sector. We have leading experts in the chosen field of study to guide you through the course and push you to exceed your expectations.

A variety of teaching methods will be using including whole class, group work, team work, pair work, discussions, exercises, and handouts.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, posters, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

Access to the colleges highly trained, friendly staff, building accessible to all, study facilities and resources such as: library, access to computers, email, secure online classrooms and portfolios supporting both on-site and remote delivery of the qualification, as well as a gym, Costa and refectory serving selection of hot and cold food and beverages.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no prerequisites for this qualification however, you will need to be in employment in the care industry.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Every month you will be required to attend a 5 hour session delivered at Eastleigh College. This is followed by weekly online sessions where tasks and regular work will be set for you to complete each week. This online session will either be a live lesson, pre-recorded session or resources produced to engage with.

Please bring a pen, an A4 folder and notepad/paper to the first class.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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22/6/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:30 – 15:00



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
ACD31 Eastleigh College 22/6/2021 Tue 09:30 – 15:00 72 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.