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Opportunities for progression to further qualifications An increasing number of Level 3 learners are being accepted into Nursing, social work and other health and social care related professions. Recommendations are for unit achievement for the same level to suit Changing job roles, such as, from working with individuals with learning. Difficulties to caring for the elderly, and for evidence of CPD. Structure of the NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care The qualification has 2 pathways ? Adults, and Children and Young People. The qualification has core and optional units of which 8 units in Total must be completed to achieve this NVQ, of which 4 core and 4 Optional units must be completed for each pathway. The units chosen must be appropriate for the work function and setting of the learners. The optional units taken must be appropriate for the job function and care setting you work in, therefore: if the Adult route is chosen then optional units cannot be selected From the Children and Young People route If the Children and Young People route is chosen then optional Units cannot be selected from the Adult route There are also generic optional units, which can be chosen for either Pathway. Additional units may be selected for professional development, but Do not count towards achievement of the qualification. Core units - Generic HSC31 Promote effective communication for and about individuals HSC32 Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment HSC33 Reflect on and develop your practice Core unit ? Children and Young People HSC34 Promote the well-being and protection of children and young people Core unit ? Adults HSC35 Promote choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals Optional units ? Children and Young People HSC36 Contribute to the assessment of children and young peoples' needs and the development of care plans HSC37 Care for and protect babies HSC38 Support children and young people to manage their lives HSC39 Support children and young people to achieve their educational potential

Opportunities for progression to further qualifications An increasing number of Level 3 learners are being accepted into Nursing, social work and other health and social care related professions. Recommendations are for unit achievement for the same level to suit Changing job roles, such as, from working with individuals with learning. Difficulties to caring for the elderly, and for evidence of...

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