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

The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland confers occupational competence to work within specified health and social care roles including support worker, care worker, service co-ordinator, senior support worker, health and social care worker, senior care worker, support worker, adult placement / shared lives carers and workers, day services officer.

Diploma Structure

The structure of the diploma is set out in the Qualification Specification. Learners must achieve at least 58 credits to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (adults). These are made up of 28 credits from the mandatory units in Group A, a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from the optional units in Group B* and at least 23 credits from the optional units in Group C.

*Unit SS MU 3.1 Understand Sensory Loss is required for social care workers in Wales

This qualification is offered in Wales by the following Awarding Organisations

  • Agored Cymru
  • Ascentis
  • City and Guilds
  • Lifetime Awarding
  • Pearson
Credits 0 / 58
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ReferenceUnit NameCredits
- SPEC HSC 3  
moreSpecification Table Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
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HSC 024 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
morePrinciples of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.
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HSC 025 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreThe role of the health and social care worker
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with the employer and work in partnership with others.
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HSC 036 
morePromote person centred approaches in health and social care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement and promote person centred approaches.
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HSC 037 
morePromote and implement health and safety in health and social care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety in their work setting.
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HSC 038 
morePromote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.
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SHC 31 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

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SHC 32 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEngage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

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SHC 33 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote equality, diversity and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

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SHC 34 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePrinciples for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. It introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

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Minimum credits 2

Maximum credits 7

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ReferenceUnit NameCredits
Advo 301 
morePurpose and principles of independent advocacy

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of what Independent Advocacy is and how to use the values and principles which underpin good practice. The unit focuses on the different models of advocacy, their history and why they exist.

4
CMH 301 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreUnderstand mental well-being and mental health promotion

This unit aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the key concepts of mental well-being, mental health and mental health promotion. It focuses on the range of factors that can influence mental well-being and how to effectively promote mental well-being and mental health with individuals and groups in a variety of contexts, not just specialist mental health services.

2
CMH 302 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreUnderstand mental health problems

This unit aims to provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental health problems according to the psychiatric classification system. Learners also consider the strengths and limitations of this model and look at alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. The focus of the unit is on understanding the different ways in which mental health problems impact on the individual and others in their social network. It also considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well-being.

2
DEM 301 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstand the process and experience of dementia

This unit provides the knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia

3
DIB 201 
moreAwareness of diabetes
The unit will enable learners to explore what diabetes is, the different types of diabetes and how a person centred approach may support an individual to manage diabetes.
6
EOL 301 
moreUnderstand how to provide support when working in end of life care
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding surrounding the provision of support in end of life care
4
HSC 3021 
moreUnderstand theories of relationships and social networks
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge required to understand supportive relationships and social networks.
3
HSC 3046 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreIntroduction to personalisation in social care

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It introduces understanding of how personalisation affects the provision of social care services, with a focus on the sytems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.

3
HSC 3072 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstand the factors affecting older people

This unit covers an understanding of older people, the impact of ageing, the range of factors that impact on older people and the role played by society. The unit promotes a person-centred approach as an underpinning value in working with older people

2
ICO1 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreThe principles of infection prevention and control
To introduce the learner to national and local policies in relation to infection control; to explain employer and employee responsibilities in this area; to understand how procedures and risk assessment can help minimise the risk of an outbreak of infection. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to use PPE correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene.
3
ICO2 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreCauses and Spread of Infection
This unit is to enable the learner to understand the causes of infection and common illnesses that may result as a consequence. To understand the difference between both infection and colonisation and pathogenic and non pathogenic organisms, the areas of infection and the types caused by different organisms. In addition the learner will understand the methods of transmission, the conditions needed for organisms to grow, the ways infection enter the body and key factors that may lead to infection occurring.
2
ICO3 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreCleaning, decontamination and waste management
To explain to the learner the correct way of maintaining a clean environment in accordance with national policies; to understand the procedures to follow to decontaminate an area from infection; and to explain good practice when dealing with waste materials. This unit does not cover the decontamination of surgical instruments.
2
LD 201 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreUnderstand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

The unit explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support. These include an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect individuals who have learning disabilities. The unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation and also considers the central place of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities

4
LD 307 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
morePrinciples of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health

The unit introduces the principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health. It gives a broad summary of sexuality, sexual development and sexual health. The unit also introduces relevant legislation that relates to the development of sexuality for an individual with a learning disability.

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LD 310 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreUnderstand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

The unit provides a range of knowledge and understanding about autistic spectrum conditions and explores theories and concepts about autism. It enables learners to reflect on the impact of these conditions on the lives of individuals and those close to them and to learn about good practice in areas such as communication and support.

3
LM2a linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstanding professional supervision practice

The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding of professional supervision practice. It could be used to support those wishing to prepare for a supervisory role or to enhance the practice of those already in such a role.

3
PD OP 3.1 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstand physical disability

This unit covers an understanding of physical disability, the impact of a physical disability on a person’s life and the role played by society. The unit promotes a person-centred approach as an underpinning value in working with individuals with physical disabilities.

3
PD OP 3.3 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals

The aim of the unit is to acquire knowledge to support people who have an Acquired Brain Injury. It covers both the impact on the individual who has the Acquired Brain Injury and their carers

3
SCM 201 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreStroke awareness
The aim of this unit us to provide an understanding of the different types of stroke, signs and symptoms and effects on individuals. It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the response needed in the event of an emergency stroke incident, managing stroke and the support available following stroke
3
SS MU 3.1 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 3 - Level 3 Award in Understanding Sensory Loss (QCF)
moreUnderstand sensory loss

The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with introductory knowledge and understanding about sensory loss.

3
SS OP 3.1 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreUnderstand models of disability

The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of models of disability.

3

Minimum credits 23

Maximum credits 0

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ReferenceUnit NameCredits
Advo 302 
moreProviding independent advocacy support
This unit focuses on the practicalities of offering Independent Advocacy support. It aims to develop the skills which will enable candidates to establish safe boundaries within the Independent Advocacy relationship. It also addresses practical strategies to ensure effective outcomes for the person receiving advocacy support.
6
Advo 303 
moreMaintaining the independent advocacy relationship
The unit examines the relationship between an Independent Advocate and the individual receiving advocacy support. It aims to equip the learner with the skills to maintain an independent and client led relationship whilst developing an understanding of the limitations of the role.
6
Advo 304 
moreResponding to the advocacy needs of different groups of people
The unit equips learners with an understanding of how to respond to the specific advocacy needs of different people such as •Black people and ethic minority groups•Older people•People who do not use English as their first language•People who are physically disabled•People with learning disabilities•People with mental health needs•Children and young people•Those who cannot instruct an advocate•People with sensory impairments
6
ASM 1 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreRecognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
This unit covers recognising signs which may indicate that someone may be misusing drugs (illegal, prescription or over the counter), alcohol, solvents or other substances. It also includes referring individuals with indications of substance misuse to service providers where this is the appropriate action.
4
ASM 11 
moreCarry out initial assessments to identify and prioritise the needs of substance misusers
This unit is for those who need to refer individuals with less complex needs directly to less structured drug, alcohol or substance misuse services (such as drop-in advice services) and identify when an individual has more complex needs which require referral to a comprehensive substance misuse assessment.
5
ASM 12 
moreCarry out comprehensive substance misuse assessment
This unit is for those who assess the needs of drug, alcohol or substance misusers with complex requirements and/or those people who require more intensive and/or structured care programmes. It covers assessment that is on-going throughout the contact with the substance misuse service and the wider treatment system.
5
ASM 15 
moreAssist with the transfer of individuals who misuse substances between agencies and services
This unit is aimed at those who make arrangements to transfer individuals between agencies and services; it includes circumstances where someone may be referred either into or out of a service as well as circumstances where someone is referred within an agency.
1
ASM 18 
moreSupport individuals through detoxification programmes
This unit is about working with individuals to achieve stabilisation or withdrawal from alcohol, drug and substance misuse through a planned programme of treatment and care. This will involve inducting individuals to detoxification programmes, developing and reviewing these programmes, and managing the closure of the programme and next steps.
3
ASM 24 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreDevelop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies
This unit is about sustaining and developing working relationships with staff in other organisations. Effective working is a key feature of, and increasing importance in justice, social care and health organisations. Workers are not expected to set up effective working agreements from scratch, but are expected to contribute to optimising the value of them.
4
ASM 3 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals who are substance users
This unit is for those who support individuals who are substance users by enabling them to adopt safe practices, providing care and support following an episode of substance use and supporting individuals’ efforts to reduce or cease substance use. Substances would include alcohol, opiates, hallucinogenics, amphetamines, cannabis, prescribed medication, solvents and other volatile substances; their use may be experimental, recreational or dependent.
7
ASM 34 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreAdminister medication to individuals and monitor the effects
This unit is for those who prepare for, administer and monitor the effects of medication on individuals. The unit applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and non-prescribed.
5
ASM 35 
moreSupply and exchange injecting equipment for individuals
This unit is for those who supply and exchange injecting equipment for substance users. This involves establishing the extent and type of individuals’ injecting behaviour, providing harm minimisation advice, providing injecting equipment and exchanging used injecting equipment. It also includes maintaining records of the supply and exchange of injecting equipment in order that the service can be monitored and evaluated.
3
ASM 4 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreIdentify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users
This unit is about identifying the immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used drugs, alcohol or other substances, acting upon the immediate risk of danger and supporting the individual once the risk of danger has passed.
7
ASM 5 
moreProvide services to those affected by someone else’s substance use
This unit is for those who provide services to those who may be affected by someone else’s drug, alcohol or substance use. This involves enabling those affected by someone else’s substance use to explore and select their options, supporting them put selected options into practice, and empowering them to review the effectiveness of selected options.
4
ASM 8 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreIncrease awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups
This unit is for those who need to raise awareness about substances (drugs and alcohol), the use of substances and the effects of substances. The awareness raising may be with children and young people, or with other people who need to know about substances e.g. because they use substances themselves, have friends or family who use or may use substances, or work on a formal or informal basis with individuals who use substances.
7
ASM 9 
moreTest for substance use
This unit is about testing individuals to see if they have been using substances, including alcohol and controlled drugs.
5
DEM 304 
moreEnable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks
This unit is about developing the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skill of enabling the rights and choices of the individual with dementia whilst minimising risks
4
DEM 312 
moreUnderstand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia
This unit provides the opportunity for the learner to develop and implement the qualities of an effective relationship with individuals with dementia. This is based on the use of positive interactions and communication skills.
4
DEM 313 
moreEquality, diversity, and inclusion in dementia care practice
This unit is aimed at those who provide care or support to individuals with dementia in a wide range of settings. The unit covers the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion, which are fundamental to person centred approach.
4
FSN 301 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
This unit is aimed at learners who work in a wide range of health and social care settings. The unit develops the learners’ knowledge and skills in planning and promoting health and wellbeing through nutrition and hydration. It covers nutritional monitoring and screening and develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other key professionals.yh^õ
4
HSC 2003 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreProvide support to manage pain and discomfort
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort. It covers approaches to pain management, assistance in minimising pain and discomfort and monitoring, recording and reporting on the management of pain and discomfort.
2
HSC 2008 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreProvide support for journeys
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals to make journeys
2
HSC 2013 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreSupport care plan activities
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to prepare and implement activities within a care plan and contribute to the review of activities.
2
HSC 2019 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreGain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure
This unit is aimed at those who support individuals to live in their own home. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to gain access to an individual’s home, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure.
2
HSC 2024 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreUndertake agreed pressure area care
This unit is aimed at health and social care staff providing care to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin breakdown, by undertaking pressure area care in accordance with an individual’s care plan and risk assessment.
4
HSC 2028 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreMove and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to move and position individuals as part of their plan of care according to their specific needs.
4
HSC 3001 
moreContribute to raising awareness of health issues
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work as part of a team to raise awareness of health issues.
4
HSC 3002 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreProvide support to continue recommended therapies
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals to continue recommended therapies. It covers encouraging and supporting individuals to continue recommended therapies, carrying out observations and reviewing the therapy.
3
HSC 3003 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreProvide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life.
4
HSC 3004 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreFacilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to plan, take part in and evaluate learning or development activities.
5
HSC 3007 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreSupport the development of community partnerships
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support the development of community partnerships.
5
HSC 3008 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreImplement therapeutic group activities
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to plan, prepare and implement therapeutic group activities in collaboration and agreement with individuals and others.
4
HSC 3010 
moreSupport individuals to develop and run support groups
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to develop and run support groups.
3
HSC 3012 
morePrepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement
This unit provides the knowledge and skills required for those preparing to support an individual within a shared lives arrangement
4
HSC 3013 
moreSupport individuals to access and use services and facilities
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to select, use and review services and facilities.
4
HSC 3014 
moreProvide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement
This unit provides the knowledge and skills required for those supporting an individual within a shared lives arrangement.
5
HSC 3019 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals in their relationships
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to provide support for individuals to establish and maintain relationships and social networks. Additional support that may be needed regarding sexual relationships is not addressed within this unit.
4
HSC 3020 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreFacilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review.
6
HSC 3022 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals to live at home
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to live at home.
4
HSC 3023 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals to manage their finances
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to manage and review their financial affairs, in accordance with their needs and preferences.
3
HSC 3024 
moreSupport individuals to access and manage direct payments
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to manage direct payments.
6
HSC 3027 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreSupport individuals to access housing and accommodation services
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to access housing and accommodation services.
4
HSC 3028 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals to deal with personal relationship problems
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to provide support for individuals to manage relationship problems.
4
HSC 3029 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals with specific communication needs
This unit is for those who support individuals with specific communication needs. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills that address personal interaction and the use of special methods and aids to promote communication.
5
HSC 3033 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals during a period of change
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals during a period of change.
4
HSC 3034 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments.
3
HSC 3035 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals who are bereaved
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support individuals who are bereaved.
4
HSC 3038 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreWork in partnership with families to support individuals
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to work in partnership with families to support individuals
4
HSC 3045 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
morePromote positive behaviour
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote positive behaviour and respond appropriately to incidences of challenging behaviour
6
HSC 3047 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport the use of medication in social care settings
This unit assesses support for use of medication in social care settings. It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.
5
HSC 3048 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreSupport individuals at the end of life
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support end of life care.
7
HSC 3049 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
morePrepare environments and resources for use during healthcare activities
This unit is aimed at health and social care staff who prepare for individual’s health care intervention, treatment or therapy and ensure that the environment is cleaned, cleared and left ready for the next intended use
3
HSC 3050 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
morePrepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques to ensure individuals nutritional and fluid intake.
4
HSC 3051 
moreUndertake tissue viability risk assessments
This unit is aimed at health and social care staff undertaking tissue viability risk assessment in relation to pressure area care and the risk of skin breakdown
3
HSC 3052 
moreUndertake physiological measurements
This unit is aimed at health & social care staff involved in the taking and recording of physiological measurements as part of the individual’s care plan
3
HSC 3053 
moreObtain venous blood samples
This unit is aimed at health & social care professionals involved in the use of venepuncture/phlebotomy techniques and procedures to obtain venous blood samples from individuals for investigations.
3
HSC 3054 
moreUndertake urethral catheterisation processes
This unit is about insertion of urethral catheters, including re-catheterisation, following agreed protocols and procedures, and covers regular monitoring and care of the urethral catheter after insertion.
4
HSC 3055 
moreIdentify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions
This unit applies to anyone responsible for identifying the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and determining courses of action to promote their physical health
5
HSC 3056 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures
This unit is aimed at those working with families. It focuses on promoting social inclusion through encouraging and supporting families to use services and maintain social contacts within the community. The approach promoted through this unit is collaborative, non-directive and enabling and recognises the rights of families to make their own decisions and choices and to be supported in following these through.
4
HSC 3057 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreWork with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
This unit is aimed at health & social care workers working with individuals and their carers and families in times of crisis, to assess the urgency of requests for action, take and review the effectiveness of actions to meet needs and agree risk management strategies
5
HSC 3058 
moreEnable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour
This unit is aimed at health and social care workers in a wide range of settings. It applies to those with responsibility for supporting individuals to change their behavioural responses through the development of appropriate strategies
8
HSC 3061 
moreHelp individuals address their substance use through an action plan
This unit is aimed at those who support individuals with drug or alcohol problems to develop and review their action plans.
4
HSC 3062 
moreInteract with and support individuals using telecommunications
This unit is aimed at those who interact with individuals using telecommunications. This involves establishing interactions, sustaining interactions and ending interactions with individuals using telecommunications. The emphasis is on supportive interactions rather than providing a general advice service.
5
HSC 3065 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreImplement the Positive Behavioural Support model
This unit is aimed at those working with individuals who have complex needs / continuing health care / severe challenging behaviour. It provides the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to implement the Positive Behavioural Support model.
8
HSC 3066 
moreSupport positive risk taking for individuals
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support positive risk-taking to benefit individuals.
4
HSC 3067 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreSupport individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse
The purpose of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of the learner to support individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse
4
HSC 3070 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreAssess the needs of carers and families
The purpose of this unit is to develop the learner’s understanding, knowledge and skills when assessing the needs of families and carers
4
HSC 3071 
moreSupport individuals to be part of a community
The purpose of this unit is develop the learners understanding, knowledge and skills when supporting individuals to be part of their community
3
IC 301 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupporting infection prevention and control in social care
The purpose if this unit is to develop the learner’s understanding, knowledge and skills when supporting infection prevention and control in social care
2
L2EFAW linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreEmergency First Aid Skills
Purpose of this unit is for learners to attain the knowledge and practical competences required to deal with the range of emergency first aid situations contained in this unit. The aims are for learners to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider including equipment, record keeping and basic hygiene.
0
LD 302 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport person-centred thinking and planning
This unit is aimed at those who work in a range of health or social care settings. This unit enables the learner to extend their knowledge about the principles, processes and context of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews. It also requires the learner to explore their own role in implementing person-centred thinking and planning and to develop further the skills and attitudes necessary to fulfil this role.
5
LD 303 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote active support
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills to promote active support to increase an individual’s participation in tasks and activities. It is aimed at those whose role includes planning, monitoring and providing direct support and assistance to individuals
5
LD 308 
moreSupport individuals with a learning disability to access health care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to support individuals with a learning disability to access and use a variety of healthcare services. It requires knowledge of the specific issues that a person with learning disabilities may experience when accessing healthcare services, ways of overcoming these issues, and how best to support an individual in a professional manner. It also requires the demonstration of skills in person-centred practice related to accessing healthcare services.
3
LD 311c linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to support young people with a disability to move from childhood into adulthood.
5
LD 312 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport parents with disabilities
This unit is aimed at those who work in wide range of settings. The unit provides knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the different issues involved in supporting parents with disabilities to bring up their children. It covers legislation, policies and guidance, types of support, barriers commonly faced by parents with a disability, developing positive working relationships with parents and working in partnership with others. Although the unit focuses on the need of the parent it also highlights the needs of the child (children).
6
LD 314c linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals with self-directed support
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the knowledge and skills required to support an individual to direct their own support. A person-centred approach is the foundation to achieving this unit.
5
LD 315 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
The purpose of this unit is to develop learners knowledge, understanding and skills of supporting an individual with autistic spectrum conditions
4
LM2c linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Management) Level 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreDevelop professional supervision practice in health and social care and children and young people's settings
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake professional supervision of others.
5
O20c linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Management) Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreFacilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care and children or young people’s work settings

This purpose of this unit is assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills required to facilitate groups, support individuals’ rights within the group process and enable groups to deal with conflicts.

6
O35 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Management) Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreManage induction in health, social care and children and young people’s work settings
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills for managing induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings.
3
PD OP 3.2 
moreWork with other professionals and agencies to support individuals with physical disabilities
This unit is aimed at those who provide care or support to individuals with disabilities in a wide range of settings. It involves working with the individual to identify the support required and working with professionals and/or other agencies where the support sits outside own role.
3
PD OP 3.4 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)
moreSupport families who are affected by Acquired Brain Injury
This unit is aimed at those whose role involves supporting families of people with an acquired brain injury. It covers the impact on the family/carers including putting them at the centre of the intervention, recognising the emotional impact of acquired brain injury on a variety of relationships. It also addresses the ability to access support from other professionals and agencies where appropriate.
3
PD OP 3.5 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and DevelopmentLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreSupport families who have a child with a disability
This unit is aimed at those whose role includes supporting families who have a child with sensory, physical or learning disabilities. It addresses emotional needs and resource needs and it also addresses working with other professionals and agencies.
3
SS OP 3.2 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge and skills required to support effective communication with individuals with sensory loss
4
SS OP 3.3 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
4
SS OP 3.4 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport individuals in the use of assistive technology
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to support the use of assistive technology
4
SS OP 3.5 
moreSupport the assessment of individuals with sensory loss
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to support assessment of individuals with sensory loss
3
SS OP 3.6 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport the promotion of awareness of sensory loss
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote awareness of sensory loss. This unit would be useful for those who undertake specialist roles.
3
SS OP 3.7 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreSupport individuals to access education training and employment

The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support individuals to access education, training or employment

4
SS OP 3.8 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEnable individuals to negotiate environments
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support individuals to negotiate familiar and unfamiliar environments
5