Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

Who is the Diploma for?
This qualification is for people working in health and social settings such as residential homes, supported living, day services, and community care environments. It is suitable for people in job roles with senior and/or supervisory responsibilities within the health and social care sector. This is a rolling programme.

How is the Diploma delivered?
This diploma is delivered in the workplace and is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. Evidence to be collected will include: workplace observation, witness testimonies, professional discussion, questions and work products evidence. The assessor will also provide valuable skills training as well as assessment.

What are the benefits?
As a nationally recognised qualification, based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards which are approved by Skills for Care and Development, this qualification serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirement in the social care sector. The increased skill level will also help senior staff (and the people they manage) use the latest and most effective working practices and meet the regulatory requirements.


Tuition £0

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Depending on the nature of the service, learners will choose a pathway which relates to their workplace. There are three pathways; Generic, Dementia or Learning Disabilities.

There are 9 (28 credits) mandatory units:

  • Promote Communication in Health and Social Care settings
  • Engage in Personal Development in Health and Social Care settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care settings
  • Principles for implementing Duty of Care in Health and Social Care 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 Information in Health and Social Care settings

Further context or specialist knowledge and optional units (30 credits) will need to be completed to achieve the full award. The diploma replaces the previous Level 3 NVQ.


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