At AAA Training, we’re continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making us the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, our qualifications help millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, we’ve gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

 

 

Our qualifications are comprehensive yet practical and easy to understand. Taking the right qualification will be a fantastic experience and one of the best ways to build a professional career in care and education. 

The Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF)

What is QCF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units.

 

It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.  This nationally recognised qualification proves you can deliver health and social care to a required standard. Available as a Level 2 certificate, the training is designed to teach you how to deliver an excellent level of care, develop a clear understanding of your specific role and responsibilities, create a safe and healthy environment for yourself and those you care for, and have your achievements acknowledged.

 

 

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care QCF

 

This qualification is for those who are just starting employment in the care industry or who are already working as a care assistant/ social care support worker. It will increase your skills and understanding of this sector and enhance your practice and the  quality of your care.

 

You MUST be working in a care role to study this course. 

 

How will the qualifications be assessed?

You build up a portfolio of evidence containing written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work you have produced.

 

An assessor will visit you in your workplace at regular planned intervals and observe you at work. This visits will be planned to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties who you work with. This may include supervisors or line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.

 

Once completed you may progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Social Care where some of the work you have completed in the Level 2 may count towards this. You work through each unit step by step with your assessor to enable you to achieve all of the units that make up the full award.

 

You will need to complete Mandatory units then choose from a wide range of optional units that cover both knowledge as well as your actual working practice.

 

Course Units:

If you are interested in a natural career progression you then can work with your assessor to map a pathway to include learning that covers both your Level 2 diploma & that can lead you onto the Level 3 diploma.

 

Mandatory QCF Units:

Unit 201 Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

Unit 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

Unit 203 Introduction to personal equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

Unit 204 Introduction to duty of care in health and social care or children's and young people's settings

Unit 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Unit 206 The role of the health and social care worker

Unit 207 Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

Unit 208 Contribute in health and safety in health social care

Unit 209 Handle information in health and social care setting

 

Further Information:

Entry Requirements:

You must be in employment in the care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

 

Age restrictions:

The Level 3 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 18.

 

Availability:

You can enrol at any time.

 

 

 

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (QCF)

 

This is a very popular Social Care qualification. The Level 3 in Social Care is for you if you are working with a level of unsupervised responsibility in a care setting and are seeking a more senior role.

 

You MUST be working in a care posistion to study this course. 

 

This qualification provides an excellent platform for those candidates working in care settings or working in a service user's own home. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is a possible progression route for candidates moving into supervisory or management roles.

 

This qualification suits:

   •    Care Assistants, support and key workers in adult residential settings

   •    Care assistants, support and key workers in day services, or domiciliary services

   •    Healthcare assistants and support workers in primary care and community environments or in acute health environments
   •    Support workers in ‘Supported living’ initiatives and projects

 

This qualification may also suit personal assistants for individuals, or the families of those individuals, who employ them direct.

 

Pathways available for this qualification:

Generic

Dementia

Adults with Learning Disabilities

To achieve this full award you need to gain a total of 58 credits.

 

28 credits are obtained from the mandatory units of which there are 9. (Group A)

The additional credits are obtained from a wide range of optional units which fall into two groups, B and C, and you will choose these in relation to the work you undertake. The assessment team will be able to guide you through this process to ensure you achieve the appropriate number of credits from each group to gain the full award.

 

How will the qualifications be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio of evidence containing written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work you have produced.

 

An assessor will visit you in your workplace at regular planned intervals and observe you at work. This visits will be planned to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

 

Duration:

On average most candidates will complete in 6-9 months. Some may take less depending on their personal circumstances and how much time they have to dedicate to the qualification. Either way we will work at a pace that suits you.

 

What are the progression routes?

On successful completion of this award you may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) and other short courses in the Care sector.

 

Further Information:

Entry Requirements:

You must be in employment in the care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

 

Age restrictions:

The level 3 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 18.

 

Availability:

You can enrol at anytime.

Offering learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills across a key set of units QCF Level Three is a valuable qualification for individuals developing their career in the sector. Recognised and valued by employers for its practical content, please contact us if you have any questions about this qualification and to find out about our range of delivery options.

 

 

 

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship

 

This Apprenticeship is available if you want work or progress your career in health and social care. Available at both intermediate and advanced levels, the training gives you the skills to work in a range of care environments including hospitals, health centres, educational and community centres, residential homes and advice centres.

 

Whether you’re already working or we find a placement for you, you’ll be working in assistant roles supporting your team and the patients in your care.

 

During the course of your intermediate level training you’ll complete:

   •     Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

   •     Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

   •     Level 1 Functional Skills

 

This Apprenticeship will provide you with an excellent starting point for you to begin specialising in a range of areas in health and social care.

 

Training for this Apprenticeship is based around a combination of mandatory and optional modules. We’ll help you put together the right mix of modules to fit the job you do and the way you want to develop your career.

 

Mandatory:

   •     Introduction to communication in health and social care settings

   •     Introduction to equality and inclusion in health and social care settings

   •     Introduction to personal development in health and social care settings

   •     Introduction to duty of care in health and social care settings

 

Optional:

   •     Purpose of principles of independent advocacy

   •     Dementia awareness

   •     Provide support for leisure activities

   •     Work with other professionals and agencies to support individuals with a physical disability

 
There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to have a basic level of English and maths. Once you've attended an interview, we will place you in an appropriate role if you're not already employed in a care role.

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