Courses designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 AWARD IN EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (RQF)

This qualification launched on 1st October 2017 and replaced the HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF). 

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 7 hours of learning, typically over one day, with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

For more information click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/first-aid/level-3-emergency-first-aid

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT WORK (RQF)

This qualification launched on 1st October 2017 and replaced the HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF).

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 22 hours of learning, typically over three days, with a minimum contact time of 18 hours.

Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

For more information on this course click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/first-aid/level-3-award-at-work

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERSTANDING INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN HEALTH AND CARE SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in a healthcare setting in England, where they may be required to prevent or control infection.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 114 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

This qualification is aimed at learners in the health and social care sector and provides an in-depth coverage of knowledge and understanding in how to prevent infection in health care settings, including personal hygiene, decontamination, cleaning and waste management.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by the portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-2-award-infection-prevention

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF END OF LIFE CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners who currently work as health and social care workers or for individuals who are interested in this type of care work.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake approximately 28 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include knowing different perspectives on death and dying, understanding the aims, principles and policies of end of life care, understanding factors regarding communication in end-of-life care and knowing how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a learner workbook.

For more information about this course, please click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-2-end-of-life

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR ADULT CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This accredited qualification has been developed to prepare learners for further/higher level training such as the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF). The qualification aligns with the Management Induction Standards (2016) and provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding to be able to move into a management role.

This qualification is suitable for those learners who are either:

  • working at a level 3 and aspire to progress into management
  • working towards or working as managers (new in post), who wish to use this qualification to support with the Manager Induction Standards.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 339 hours and of this 150 hours are is recommended as guided learning hours, which is approximately a 6 to 9 month programme.

Topics covered

Units include leadership and management, team leadership, governance, regulatory processes, relationship working, outcomes based and person centred practice, professional development, communication and information management, performance management, continuous improvement, safeguarding and protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, risk management, complaints management, managing self for leadership, decision making, entrepreneurial skills and innovation in adult care.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-4-leadership-adult-care

HABC LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF COMMISSIONING FOR WELLBEING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed to support people for whom commissioning forms part of their role in the workplace. It introduces the principles of commissioning for wellbeing to new commissioners, and enables more experienced commissioners to review and update their knowledge.  It is aimed at those who commission adult care and support services, but the content can also be contextualised to support commissioners in health, housing and children’s care. As well as those that work in commissioning roles, this qualification is suitable for those who provide care and support services, in terms of how they commission (subcontract) parts of their own service. It will also be useful for people who are considering a move into commissioning.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 168 and of this 56 is recommended as guided learning hours, which is approximately a 3 – 6 months programme.

Topics covered

Units include the role of the commissioner for wellbeing, Commissioning together for outcomes, the commissioning cycle and the professional development for effective commissioning.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-5-certificate

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification forms the employment rights and responsibilities (ERR) component of the Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 30 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work, agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer, how own role fits within the wider context of the sector, career pathways available within own and related sectors and how issues of public concern may affect the image and delivery of services in the sector.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/children-and-young-people’s-workforce/level-2-award-err

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in, or who aspire to work in, adult social care in England.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 179 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, role of the social care worker and health and safety in social care settings.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please click on this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-2-certificate-in-adult-social-care

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in, or who aspire to work in, adult social care in England.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 190 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include Principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, implementing the duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, the role of the social care worker and person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-3-certificate-in-adult-social-care

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ADULT CARE (RQF)

This new RQF qualification will replace the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4121/3). The HABC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will be expiring on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2020 to complete learners and apply for certification. The last date a learner can register for this qualification will be 31 December 2017.

This new RQF qualification is suitable for learners working in adult care. The qualification will develop and confirm the competence of those who work within adult care services in England.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the apprenticeship standard Lead Adult Care Worker, supporting roles such as lead personal assistant and lead adult care worker.

Additionally, Highfield will also be launching (expected for November2017) the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) for those working in the health sector. There will therefore be two level 3 qualifications available from Highfield in this area.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) qualification will include the same mandatory unit content as found in the new Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF). (NOTE: the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) will also include some additional mandatory content, as developed collaboratively by AOs and Skills for Health).

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-3-diploma-adult-care

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ADULT CARE (ENGLAND) (RQF)

This new RQF qualification replaces the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (QCF) (601/6015/9). The HABC Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (QCF) expired on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2020 to complete learners and apply for certification.

Who is this qualification for?

This new RQF qualification is suitable for learners working in adult care who wish to develop further, specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility which enables them to lead in areas such as assessment or enablement. Learners could work in a variety of settings in adult social care, including but not limited to residential care, domiciliary care or day centres. The qualification would also be suitable for Lead Personal Assistants who work as part of a Personal Assistant team at a senior level.

The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care will develop and confirm the competence of those who work within adult care services in England.

Assessment method

The qualification will be assessed by portfolio of evidence

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-4-diploma-adult-care

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR ADULT CARE (RQF)

This new RQF qualification will replace the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits), pathways Adults Management and Adults Residential Management ONLY. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits) will be expiring on 31 August 2018. Centres will have until 31 August 2021 to complete learners and apply for certification. The last date a learner can register for this qualification will be 31 August 2018.

This new qualification will contain Skills for Care’s minimum requirements for developing and confirming the competence of those who are working within adult care services in England as managers.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-5-diploma-adult-care

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SAFE GUARDING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (RQF)

The Childrens Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This includes the need for appropriate safeguarding training, as employers are responsible for ensuring staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities towards safeguarding children and young people. This qualification would meet this requirement.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/safe/L2SPCYPRQF

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND RIGHTS IN CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This knowledge qualification is designed for those learners wishing to support their role in the workplace, specifically in relation to understanding the principles of equality, diversity and rights. This qualification is also suitable for those who aspire to work in a care setting.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake total qualification time (TQT) of 152 hours, with 130 guided learning hours (GLH).

Topics covered

Learners undertaking this qualification will develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights, the principles of equality, diversity, rights and inclusion in relation to care generally and more specifically in relation to dementia, learning disability and mental health care.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-2-certificate-equality-diversity

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF MEDICATION HANDLING AND ADMINISTRATION FOR CARE SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This knowledge qualification is designed for those learners wishing to support their role in the workplace, specifically for learners in care roles where they are likely to be handling and administering medication. This qualification is also suitable for those who aspire to work in a care setting.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 145 hours and of this 120 are recommended as guided learning hours (GLH).

Topics covered

Learners undertaking this qualification will develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to medication types and processes, principles of handling medication and principles of administering medication.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed through completion of a portfolio of evidence.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/medication-handling

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERSTANDING INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN HEALTH AND CARE SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification has been developed for anyone needing to learn the principles and knowledge of how to prevent and control the spread of infection in the health and care setting. This may include learners wishing to work in the sector and/or those requiring refresher training/CPD in infection prevention and control. This qualification covers the knowledge found in standard 15 of the care certificate.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake a total qualification tme (TQT) of 11 hours, with 9 guided learning hours (GLH). This is likely to be delivered in a 1-day course or 2 half-day sessions, depending on the training provider.

Topics covered

These include types of pathogenic organisms, common health care associated Infections, the chain of infection, correct handwashing, standard/universal procedures for infection prevention and control. The correct management of spills, linen and waste, roles and responsibilities in preventing infection and standard infection control procedures.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

For more information about this course, please visit this link: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/qualifications/health-and-social-care/level-2-award-infection-prevention