Applications Now Open

We are delighted to announce that our application process is now open for the April 2021 cohort!
Closing date for applications is 28th February 2021.
Please note, our regulated qualifications are currently only available for staff of LV Care Group.

RQF

We are proud of our RQF course catalogue which we have carefully put together in response to learner demand.

Our RQF courses are awarded by Highfield Qualifications, an awarding body regulated by Ofqual.
Benefits

Develop Your Career With a Regulated Qualification

Multiple Intakes

We have multiple intakes throughout the year for our Regulated Qualifications. Information about our next intake and application forms will be available via our website and social media.

Online Learning

When you enrol onto a level 2 or a level 3 Regulated Qualification with Care Academy, you will have access to hundreds of hours of learning materials, online lessons, downloads, activities and much, much more. These online activities are all designed to enhance your learning, helping you to fit in your study around your personal and working life.

Optional Units

  • Level 2 = 10 optional units to choose from.
  • Level 3 = 12 optional units to choose from.
  • Level 5 = 9 optional units to choose from.
(All Diplomas have mandatory units which must be completed by all learners. Optional unit choices must total a minimum amount of credits as set by the awarding body. Availability of optional units may depend on the learners place of work.)

Learn in Your Own Time

There is no classroom attendance attached to our qualifications, just regular meetings with your assessor which can be carried out virtually or face-to-face.
(Practical assessments are required to complete all RQF Diplomas and Level 3 medications units. Your assessor will agree with you how this evidence will be collected.)

Our Regulated Qualifications Catalogue

Click on a qualification title to find out more.
Please note that at this time, these qualifications are only available to staff of LV Care Group.
Click to read Frequently Asked Questions about our regulated qualifications.

Level 2 (RQF) Award in Awareness of Dementia

This qualification is designed for those learners who are working with or aspire to work with individuals who have dementia. It is a knowledge only qualification, which covers the following areas:
  • Dementia awareness;
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia;
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia; and
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care.


Total Qualification Time: 72 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through online training materials in order to complete a portfolio of evidence. This is a theoretical qualification which does not require the learner to be employed in a health and social care environment.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course.


Level 2 (RQF) Diploma in Care

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. This qualification forms the competence requirements for those learners working in both health and adult care settings at level 2.

The content is appropriate for roles such as adult care workers, healthcare assistants/support workers and personal assistants.

Total Qualification Time: 460 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through their portfolio of evidence, collecting and completing the required work for that portfolio. The learner must be employed in a health and social care environment to be able to complete this qualification.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course.


Level 3 (RQF) Diploma in Adult Care

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, such as lead adult care workers.

The content of the qualification covers core content that applies to the adult social care sector with a variety of optional units covering additional knowledge and skills applicable to learners in level 3 roles. Learners may also wish to select units in leadership skills and/or knowledge as part of this qualification.

Total Qualification Time:
 580 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through their portfolio of evidence, collecting and completing the required work for that portfolio. The learner must be employed in a health and social care environment to be able to complete this qualification.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course and must be able to prove previous level 2 study.


Level 5 Diploma (RQF) in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

This qualification aims to develop learners' skills and knowledge in leadership and management to ensure that services can respond fully to the needs and aspirations of those that use their provision.

The qualification develops leadership skills, innovation and entrepreneurial skills, the importance of embedding robust values and commitment to partnership working.

Total Qualification Time: 800 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through their portfolio of evidence, collecting and completing the required work for that portfolio. The learner must be employed in a health and social care environment to be able to complete this qualification.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 19 years old to complete this course and must be able to prove previous level 3 or 4 study.


Regulated Standlone Units

We understand that sometimes people want to expand their knowledge without completing a whole qualification. This is why we offer carefully selected standalone units. On successful completion, learners receive nationally recognised and accredited certificates.
Click to read Frequently Asked Questions about our regulated qualifications.

Level 3 (RQF) Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects (standalone unit)

This standalone unit is for those who prepare for, administer and monitor the effects of medication on individuals.

This unit applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and non-prescribed. This standalone unit is the minimum requirement for health and social care support workers to be able to administer medication, under the current Jersey Care Commission standards.

Guided Learning Hours: 30 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through their portfolio of evidence, collecting and completing the required work for their portfolio. The learner must be employed in a health and social care environment to be able to complete this qualification. You must also be able to work with someone who already has a minimum of Level 3 (RQF) medication training/a healthcare professional with relevant medication training. You will be required to evidence this person's credentials when submitting your portfolio.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence, which includes both theory and practical activities.

Entry Requirements:
 Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course and must be able to prove previous level 2 study.

Level 3 (RQF) Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (standalone unit)

The standalone 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.

Total Qualification Time: 35 hours.

Learning Method: Learners will direct themselves through online training materials in order to complete a portfolio of evidence. This is a theoretical qualification which does not require the learner to be employed in a health and social care environment.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course.

Regulated Qualifications

Please note that at this time, these qualifications are only available to staff of LV Care Group.
The Awarding Body

Highfield Qualifications

Highfield is a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations.

As such, they’re regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In addition to this, they’re also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Highfield's qualifications are now delivered by over 20,000 trainers and training providers spread across 50 countries, covering a wide variety of sectors.
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