Health & Social Care

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 2 (QCF)

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

 

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

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. It is relevant to job roles such as:

  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

 

Health And Social Care Diploma – Level 4 (Year 1 of 2)

This qualification is aimed at equipping individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and social care sector at supervisory or management levels or as a foundation to further study at degree level. It will be delivered by experienced staff who will provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment.

 

Health and Social Care Diploma (Adults) for England
Level 5 (QCF)

This qualification replaced the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

These qualifications:
• Are nationally recognised
• Are based on the Health and Social Care national Occupational standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development

These qualifications aim to guide and assess development and knowledge, understanding and skills in management and advanced practice within health and social care adult services.

Who is this qualifications for?

These qualifications are for all learners aged 19 and above in England, who are capable of reaching the required standards.

What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve these qualifications?

These qualifications will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?

This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Managers of residential services
    • Assistant managers of residential services
    • Assistant managers
    • Senior care workers
    • Day service managers
    • Day service assistant managers
    • Managers Domiciliary Services
    • Assistant managers domiciliary services
    • Managers community based services