hi just started NCFE level 3 health and social care (adult )

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any one else doing this course how you finding it what work placements do you all have 
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katie whitehead

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  • excited to get going

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Emma Chidgey

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I'm doing the same course finishing my first assignment . I work full time in a nursing home
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katie whitehead

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hi ema not heard from you how are you getting on with the course
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Hi Katie, How are you getting on with the course? I am rather stuck and tried to get some help n this forum but as yet I have had no luck. Yvette
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katie whitehead

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Hi Yvonne what do u need help with please ask or email me on kwhitehead986@gmail.com
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Yvette sorry I've put Yvonne but its ment for u
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Yvette

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Thanks Katie, have just seen this and have sent you a email.
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katie whitehead

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maybe we could be study buddies 
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Emma Chidgey

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Sounds like a plan :) x
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katie whitehead

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great ive just had to resubmit my 1st assignment need to add a little bit on last two questions but confident i have got it now im still waiting to start my placement so starting to panic a little bit 
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Ive just started too, just passed my first assignment and looked at the second one. Im a support worker have been for 7 years, really enjoy my work.
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Hi, I am a late starter as only just sorted out my 24+ student loan so will need to get a move on! Nice to talk with other students on this course. I have been in the Health Care business for many years so hopefully will not find the course too tough. Bye for now Barry.
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Hi all. I'm also studying this, like Barry with a 24+ adult learning loan. I chose the paper delivery method, and so far have not seen my textbook that I'm apparently supposed to receive. Also, seem to have BOTH Pearl and elearnUK being used for assignments. Totally baffled. So far, not so good.

I'm sure the assignments won't be a problem, but I'm frustrated at the delivery so far. My start date was changed from 22nd May to 10th May without telling me, so I only realised by logging in by change. My learning plan states that I start on 22nd May!
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Hi Nicola,

I opted for the online course as I envisaged problems with the paper method and postal delays etc.

You probably get more information in the paper delivery but I have been in the NHS and care work for so long I feel that I have a lot of the assignment stuff up in my head somewhere so I am tending to wing it a bit.

Just received my first assignment back marked. Passed all but one example of section 2 on Risk versus dilemma and conflict which has been referred back for adjustment!  Apparently I fell short on implementation of risk which I am presently working on for re submission.

My tutor seems OKay and she obviously knows her stuff. She was quick to mark my assignment and sent a private message letting me know where I had gone wrong while still giving praise for the good bits.

Hope it all gets sorted out for you and good luck.

Kind Regards,

Barry.
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Hi guys I am also studying level 3 and I am yet to submit my first assignment. I am hoping to submit at the end of the month at most. I am a mum and study two hours minimum daily at night mostly, not easy lol. If I need any help with any of the questions, I hope I can count on you guys xx


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Of course you can hun I'm also single parent so fit it in when I can id reacomend buying this book to help u its expensive or get it from library level 3 diploma health and social Carr candidate handbook
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Thank you Katie, will definitely have a look at the library if I can get it. I have since been on my first assignment and yet to complete it lol. I am planning to finish and submit before the month ends.xx
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Is the textbook really helpful coz if I cant find at the library I might as well buy x

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Katie Whitehead

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yes love it goes into so much more detail on everything and tells you exactly what you need to put to answer the question correctly im only on second unit but its really helped me its £20 to buy from a site called books please or its around £23 but you can ask libary to order  it in for you love if you want to look first 
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thanks very helpful.

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Hi Everyone Iam a health care assistant at the hospital and have just submitted my first assignment thank you for the tip Katie I'm going to see if i can find this book at the library x
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your welcome it gives you so much information it tells you what you need to be putting to fill in your assessment correctly makes sure you cover every point theres also a new one out called health andd social care third edtion its yellow got old man laughing on front i think comes with dvd this also is very good has all same stuff just new version 
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Hi, Im Chris and I am due to start the course on 22.06.2015, I hope I can rely on you lot for helping me with some of the assignments x
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I am done with my assignment 1, hoping to submit this week, but I am having difficulty with this one question which is giving me concern before I submit . 'Give 2 examples of actions you can take to safeguard and protect.'

Any more idea pls.....

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katie whitehead

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this it stuff like using PPE  at the appropriate times for example make sure i wash my hands, single use gloves apron and goggles where appropriate 


  whilst visiting a service user at home i notice a deterioration in their health and ask how long they been feeling ill for but they say they don't want the doctor to come out i have a duty of care to report this to my manager and to the doctor if needs be.


ths is the kind of things it means hun if you can get the level 3 diploma candidate handbook fromlibery gives you so much information and help on what you need to include to pass the question I feel that the course material doesn't always explain and give us what we need

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Kayode Adeboga

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thanks Katie you are right, just waiting for the library to give me feedback as to when it will be ready or otherwise I will just buy it. thanks xx
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Kayode Adeboga

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Katie I got my book today actually had to buy it. has loads of information and helpful too. Thanks for the advice x
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i got my book today :) its arrived this morning im so pleased x
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katie whitehead

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hi adele how are you getting on love ?
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Kayode Adeboga

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Good for you Adele , let the assignment begin lol
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katie whitehead

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hi how are you getting on love ?
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I'm not in a hands on caring role. I'm in a triage team for the local authority (social care access team) as a care coordinator. Most of my contact with our service users is over the phone discussing in depth their needs, advising on possible services/solutions, problems with care packages, equipment etc.

I take safeguarding referrals and discuss them before passing for allocation to a social worker. So I'm really struggling to identify specific actions I can take to safeguard and protect, other than actually raising safegaurding referrals for investigation.

Also... Where is everyone completing their assignments because I seem to have two lots of the course. One on elearnUK and then on ePearl. Which am I supposed to be using as the questions are different too :(

Overall, I'm not feeling optimistic and rather like I've thrown a lot of money at this. It's not that I'm unintelligent, but probably not in as easy a role to answer these questions.
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hello there if you need any help or advice and i can help please contact me my email address is kwhitehead986@gmail.com also i strongly recommend you get the collins health and social care level 3 diploma candidate handbook so much information in there and it tells you all the information to anwser the questions and much more im not even in employment yet my DBStook that long to come back the job i went for had to go to someone else i went for interview last week so hopefully ill have a job next week
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katie whitehead

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if you look further up I answered this question love with some ideas also if u get chance get the book from the library it tells u all you need to know x anything ur stuck on ask ill try mt best to help u


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Thanks Katie for your Wisdom and Knowledge and in many ways reading your answers to questions ask by other students, you are the one Mentoring the group, for me I have delay my course studies for the period of 3 months, whilst I position myself in the relevant area for  studying my course, in so many ways I have taken the first 3 months for granted, your mention of these books on Health and Social Care remind me, that this was the way I study with the college whilst living in Canada, I have forgotten the basic steps forward and in many ways, I deeply appreciate you giving me back my Mojo for my studies and will ask the library if they have these books in which I can really begin  studying for my course.

Here is wishing you the best in all your endeavours, you deserve the best and thank you for being that light we needed to guarding us forward.

Marshaxxxxx


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katie whitehead

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awh thanks marsha thats really lovely and you have made my day not very often people take the time out to point out the good someone has done so it really means alot and if i can help in anyway in the future just drop me a line and if i can i will x x
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Hi Kate, just started my ncfe level 3 health and social care diploma and would appreciate help with my assignment answers. Can you tell me which books are the appropriate to buy for help with my course.  Please respond to c.hooper@fsmail.net. Tks.