Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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Level 3, professional knowledge & competence based qualification

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9 months; can be completed in reduced timescale

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Course overview:

This course provides a practical work-based qualification for staff already employed in a caring role.

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required for those working in a lead/senior adult care worker role; a wide range of areas are covered, including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

The qualification is structured in a way which means that all learners complete a number of mandatory units and a number of predetermined optional units; the content of which is required across any lead care role.

Units include communication, safeguarding, infection prevention and control, person-centred care and health, dementia care, managing pain and discomfort, end of life care and advanced care planning.

What will I learn:

Learners gaining this qualification will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • the role of a care worker along with the duties and responsibilities
  • specialist skills and areas of responsibilities such as assessment, assessing performance, and delivering quality care service
  • your own and others responsibilities related to health and safety
  • positive risk taking for individuals and the importance of supporting them through it
  • duty of care in a care setting and its importance

What does the course lead to:


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

Upon completion, learners can progress to Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care; provided they are in a suitable job role.


How will I be assessed:


You will be assessed using a range of methods, through completion of a portfolio of evidence. This could include coursework, oral questioning, presentations or practical activities, (observation in practice). To achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have successfully passed all the assessment criteria.

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