Clear, step-by-step guidance on how to attain the Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma with an assessment-focussed approach. Written by a team with decades of practical experience of working in the sector, the Collins Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma sets out the core units in clear, easily navigable spreads - each of which is closely focussed on what candidates need to know and do to pass the qualification. Content is delivered with step-by-step guidance for the candidate with ready-to-use assessment tasks for both knowledge and work-based evidence. These are broken down into what is required for candidates to pass: what they need to know (knowledge) and what they need to do (competence). These are linked directly to getting students the number of credits they need. There are also a number of engaging case studies to ensure that the books are rooted in real experiences of working in the health and social care sector, linking the theory to good practice.
Units covered Promote communication in health and social care settings Engage in personal development in health and social care settings Promote equality and inclusion in health and social care settings Principles for safeguarding and protection in health and social care The role of the health worked in health and social care Promote person centred approaches in health and social care Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings Understand mental health problems Understand the process and experience of dementia The principles of infection prevention and control Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life Support individuals to access and use facilities and services Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review Support individuals in learning or development activities Awareness of sensory loss
Mark Walsh is a registered nurse and teacher. Mark has taught academic and employment-based courses to health and social care, nursing and child care students in a number of further and higher education institutions. He is an experienced writer of textbook, teacher support and distance learning learning materials and has worked as a moderator, principal examiner and chair of examiners for major awarding bodies. Mark currently tutors for The Open University and provides mental health training and support for tutors and students in further and higher education. Ann Mitchell is a registered nurse and teacher with 30 years experience in the health and social care sector. Ann is an experienced practitioner and nurse tutor and currently works for The Open University as a senior lecturer and mental health lead. She has taught, assessed and written a range of health and social care courses, learning materials and texts and has a particular interest in the physical and mental health needs of Black and Minority Ethnic groups. John Rowe is a registered nurse and teacher with a wealth of practice experience gained in a variety of care settings. John has taught nursing courses at a range of universities and is currently a lecturer in mental health nursing at The Open University. John has written several courses for The Open University and is an experienced author of accessible learning materials. Elaine Millar trained and worked for many years as a general and psychiatric nurse in both child and adult fields. After spending some time working in a hostel for teenagers who were leaving care and looking after disadvantaged children from inner city Philadelphia, USA she completed a psychology degree and moved into research nursing. More recently she has combined raising a family with writing books and distance learning courses in health and social care. Lois Greenhalgh is a speech and language therapist with many years' experience of devising and delivering training to NVQ-level carers in various different health or social care settings. She has done research into health information for people with health and social care needs, in association with the OU and the King's Fund; she also worked for a time as editor of her profession's monthly clinical bulletin. She has a particular interest in making information accessible and user-friendly.