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Adult Care CACHE Level 3 at Rotherham College

Course description

This course is designed to prepare students for employment within the health and social care sector and specialist areas of dementia. The course extends over one year and provides theoretical underpinning and skill competencies relating to roles such as:

  • Health Care Assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, day services
  • Senior Healthcare Assistants / support workers in community care, primary care, and acute health environments
  • Support Workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants/ support workers/key workers
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families

All students will be required to undertake an external work placement to achieve this qualification. Students will also be able also given the opportunity to complete the following in addition to the above qualification. The course comprises of 16 units covering a wide aspect of Health & Social Care (58 credits/equivalent to one GCE A Level)


Section 1
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Promote person centred care 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
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Section 2
  • Understand mental health problems

Section 3
  • Support use of medication in social care settings
  • Undertake agreed pressure area care
  • Support individuals at end of life
  • Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs
  • Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 March 2019
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    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
    • Email address:
    • info@rotherham.ac.uk

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