Health & Social Care Courses

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals aged 19+ wishing to extend their occupational competence as professionals within the health and social care and children and young people’s sectors and who are working as care managers or advanced practitioners within these sectors.

This qualification contains 6 pathways. Learners must select one of these pathways depending on their role and the type of care provision they work in.

  • Children and young people’s residential management*
  • Children and young people’s management
  • Children and young people’s advanced practice
  • Adults’ residential management
  • Adults’ management; and
  • Adults’ advanced practice.

* This pathway is no longer the required qualification for managers of residential childcare settings. As of the 5th January 2015, the required qualification for managers working in residential childcare and young people's residential childcare services is the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF). 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 586 and 695 hours of learning, depending on unit choices. 

Topics covered

These include systems that promote communication, professional development, equality, diversity and inclusion, health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children's and young people’s settings, partnership in health and social care or children's and young people’s settings and a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. 

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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are looking to progress from the HABC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) to the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits).

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 479 and 534 hours of learning, depending on their unit choices. 

Topics covered

Their include advanced communication skills, personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings, equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, planning to promote positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing, health and safety in health and social care settings and professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

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This qualification will launch on 1 January 2018

This new RQF qualification will replace the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4121/3). The HABC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will expire on 31 December 2017 and so this is the last date a learner can register for this qualification. Centres will have until 31 December 2020 to complete learners and apply for certification.

Who is this qualification for?

This new RQF qualification is suitable for learners working in adult care. The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care will develop and confirm the competence of those who work within adult care services in England.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, supporting roles such as lead personal assistant and lead adult care worker.

Assessment method

The qualification will be assessed by portfolio of evidence.

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This qualification will be transitioned to the RQF on the 1st December 2017

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are preparing to work in a role within adult social care. It forms the knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship for Health and Social Care and can also be delivered on a stand-alone basis.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 190 hours of learning. 

Topics covered

These include Principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, implementing the duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, the role of the social care worker and person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

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This qualification will launch on 1 January 2018
 
This new RQF qualification will replace the HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4122/5). The HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will expire on 31 December 2017 and so this is the last date a learner can register onto this qualification. Centres will have until 31 December 2019 to complete learners and apply for certification. 

Who is this qualification for?

At level 2, this new RQF qualification will be the common qualification for both the health and adult care services, allowing learners to enter either workforce. The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care and Skills for Health and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England.

The Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards, supporting roles such as adult care worker, healthcare assistant/support worker and personal assistant.

Assessment method

The qualification will be assessed by portfolio of evidence.

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