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Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (NVQ QCF)
- 1 study day per month for 12 months
- Enrolment date: all year round
- Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
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This course is for support workers within the allied health professions, in particular those working alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and nutritional support therapists. Courses are run at various sites in County Durham and the Tees Valley.
What you study
You develop the knowledge and skills to enable you to become a more reflective practitioner. You undertake core and optional units which are assessed and are determined by your job role, four of which are core units and relate to communication skills, health and safety, promoting choice and reflecting on your practice.
The course helps you to demonstrate that you have achieved core and many specific dimensions within the Knowledge and Skills Framework. There is also a University certificate (Level 4, 40 credits) attached to this course.
How you learn
You attend 12 study days (one per month) which are normally held in your working environment. These days consist of lectures relating to health care and tutorial support. You provide evidence of your competence for the units in a portfolio. This consists of documenting real-work activities and relevant underpinning knowledge. In practice you have an assessor who plans and organises your assessments with you.
How you are assessed
Your assessor assesses your practice and your portfolio evidence against the National Occupational Standards.
On successful completion of all selected units you are awarded the appropriate Certificate of Competence.
You can consider applying for professional training or study for a foundation degree.
While no formal academic entry qualifications are required, you must demonstrate personal motivation and a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy. Applicants should be working in an allied health-care setting and have their manager's support to undertake the course.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
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