Level 3 Health & Social Care Certification
If your company aims to help people and make a difference or you believe that there are some employees within your organisation who would benefit from adding some new skills to their repertoire, a certification in health and social care is a great place to start.
Having the knowledge required, in order to provide care and basic medical attention is necessary, if your team members have an aspiration to achieve a rewarding career in health and social care.
Regardless of the segment of the care sector that your organisation fits into, this course will fit your employees’ needs.
As this course is offered entirely over the internet, this will allow your staff the freedom to study from anywhere and at any time that suits them. By studying these 19 modules, they’ll quickly be able to grasp what it takes to become capable in the field of health and social care.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Some of the main points that your team members will study on this course include:
- The laws and regulations that are applicable to those who work in healthcare;
- What a carer is and how they influence the economy;
- An introduction to the important publication: ‘The National Carers Strategy’;
- How to properly handle heavy loads manually, in order to avoid injury;
- Who vulnerable adults are and the tools available, in order to help keep them safe;
- How infections spread and what your team members can do, in order to avoid them;
- The proper way in which to perform CPR and how this invaluable tool can help save lives;
- How to operate a defibrillator, when someone is going into cardiac arrest;
- The countless mental illnesses that an individual can suffer from and how the mental health field is rapidly evolving;
- The regulations in place, when it comes to carers working with children.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
When completing this course, there are a range of benefits that employees can look forward to, including:
- Teaching their colleagues how to provide basic medical care in an emergency situation;
- The ability to study from any place, 24/7;
- Upon completion of the course, your employee will receive a fully-accredited certificate, and this adds extra credibility to your business;
- Online support offered with the course.
- The legislations involved in the provision of care (some specific to manual handling)
- The regulatory authorities applicable to different regions
- The variety of manual handling aids used to move people safely
- What's involved in risk assessments
- Discover key legislations in place to actively support carers in the community
- The definition of a carer
- The impact carers have on the economy
- What the National Carers Strategy is (and why it’s unlikely to change priorities)
- Learn how manual handling aids can lower the amount of force required to just 2% of the load weight
- The safest methods to transport any heavy and bulky objects with minimum risk of injury
- What every employer does to minimise harm from manual handling activities
- What the law lays down for employers and employees to comply with for a safe workplace
- About the impact of the Care Act 2014 on Care Workers
- The definitions of vulnerable adults and what can constitute abuse
- The significance of the No Secrets Document
- The 6 key principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults
- How fires start and spread
- The six classifications of fires
- The different types of firefighting equipment and extinguishers used for each classification of fire
- Handling oxygen safely in care environments, including with home care service users
- Discover the five critical areas for maximum infection control measures
- The legal requirements for working with clinical sharps
- The organisation responsible for issuing the quality standard guidelines that all healthcare workers must adhere to
- The risks of poor infection control
- Learn about the types of first aid certification for first aiders
- The core legislations surrounding health and safety, including why care workers are partially exempt from the Working Time Regulations
- Who is responsible for what
- The reporting procedures to follow should any accidents occur
- Discover the two mnemonics that’ll help you remember how to save someone’s life
- What the acronym F.A.S.T means and why it’s crucial to remember
- How to perform crucial lifesaving CPR
- What a defibrillator does and why you can’t delay using one when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest
- Learn about the national legislations that all food business operators are required to abide by
- How Environmental Health Officers enforce the legislations at a local level
- The danger zone temperatures food should be kept out of and the methods used to do that
- Food safety considerations for all carers whether you work in home support services or a residential care home - you need to know how to protect clients from harm
- Discover the 16 pivotal pieces of information contained in Safety Data Sheets;
- How the EU Market works to safeguard public health from hazardous chemicals;
- The new GHS Hazard Pictograms;
- Everything you need to know about the COSHH 2002 Regulations;
- Discover all the steps required for an effective communication process;
- The barriers that will hinder any attempt to deliver a message to someone;
- What active listening is and how you can apply it to all areas of your life;
- What is involved in verbal and non-verbal communication;
- Learn the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) (England and Wales), The MCA NI 2016 (Northern Ireland) and the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 (Scotland);
- Know what the Depravation of Liberty is and why it is important for carers to understand;
- Master the five principles underpinning the Code of Practice for The Mental Capacity Actnow exactly why on on Human Rightsat the power to do so themselves, dless of hte and the Adults with Incapacity Act;
- Gain clarity on exactly what ‘lacking capacity’ means and how capacity is assessed;
- Learn the three groups of mental disorders;
- The wide variety of mental illnesses within each group;
- Gain clarity about what exactly is meant by mental health;
- The changing face of mental health in the NHS, and the targets in place for improving wellbeing;
- Learn what is covered by the Equality Act 2010 (including a 2013 repeal);
- The difference between the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty;
- Why equality and diversity are significant in the care profession;
- Good practice for promoting equality;
- Learn how to identify and respond to numerous health conditions, both minor and life-threatening
- The key legislations involved in First Aid
- The acronyms used to remember the order to carry out a Primary Assessment and a Secondary Assessment
- The risks associated with certain injuries that can cause a person’s health to deteriorate rapidly - and what to do if that happens
- Learn the 7 things people with Dementia want carers to know
- Why your support extends beyond people with dementia
- The different types of dementia there are
- How to support parents after they have been diagnosed with early onset dementia
- Discover the purpose behind the Data Protection Act 2018
- About the ICO and its duties to enforce the Data Protection Act
- What the 6 core principles of the Data Protection Act are
- Your responsibility to safeguard service-users’ confidential data
- Learn what disclosures are and how to deal with children who confide in you
- How the UK child protection system works
- The most significant legislation protecting children from harm
- The various types of abuse posing a risk to children
- Uncover the real risks that display screen equipment presents
- The 9 Principles of Prevention from the EC Framework Directive 89/391/EEC
- The background of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and how it protects DSE users from harm
- The definition of a DSE user
Who can take the Level 3 Health & Social Care Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 19 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 19 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 19 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Level 3 Health & Social Care Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 20 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.