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Adult Care Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Are you pas­sion­ate about car­ing for oth­ers and mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their lives? Our Diplo­ma in Adult Care Lev­el 3 is the per­fect qual­i­fi­ca­tion for learn­ers who work in adult care set­tings in Eng­land. This occu­pa­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tion is ide­al for indi­vid­u­als who have a key role in the deliv­ery of care and sup­port or have super­vi­so­ry respon­si­bil­i­ties for others.

With this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you’ll be equipped with the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to thrive in a vari­ety of roles, includ­ing Lead Adult Care Work­er, Lead Per­son­al Assis­tant, Key Work­er, Domi­cil­iary Care Work­er, Senior Care Assis­tant, and Sup­port Worker.

Our Diplo­ma in Adult Care Lev­el 3 is a com­pre­hen­sive qual­i­fi­ca­tion that cov­ers all the essen­tial knowl­edge and skills you need to excel in your career in adult care. The qual­i­fi­ca­tion includes manda­to­ry units that cov­er core com­pe­ten­cies such as effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, safe­guard­ing, pro­mot­ing per­son-cen­tred prac­tice, pro­mot­ing health and safe­ty, and sup­port­ing infec­tion con­trol and pre­ven­tion. Addi­tion­al­ly, the qual­i­fi­ca­tion offers a range of option­al units that can be com­bined in flex­i­ble ways to reflect the real work­ing con­text of dif­fer­ent learners. 

With our com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and career devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, we are con­fi­dent that our learn­ers will achieve their goals and reach their full poten­tial. Upon com­ple­tion of the Diplo­ma in Adult Care Lev­el 3, learn­ers can progress to the City & Guilds Lev­el 4 Diplo­ma in Adult Care or the City & Guilds Lev­el 5 Diplo­ma in Lead­ing and Man­ag­ing an Adult Care Ser­vice pro­vid­ing they are in an appro­pri­ate job role.


Entry Require­ments

Must work in the health and social care sec­tor. Need to be work­ing at a min­i­mum lev­el 1 in Eng­lish and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

At our col­lege, we under­stand that assess­ments can be a daunt­ing part of any qual­i­fi­ca­tion, which is why we aim to pro­vide a sup­port­ive and encour­ag­ing learn­ing envi­ron­ment. The Diplo­ma in Adult Care Lev­el 3 is a com­pe­tence-based qual­i­fi­ca­tion that is assessed through a port­fo­lio of evidence.

To achieve the qual­i­fi­ca­tion, learn­ers must have a com­plet­ed port­fo­lio of evi­dence that cov­ers the assess­ment cri­te­ria for each unit. Our assess­ment strat­e­gy is designed to ensure that can­di­dates are mea­sured against the learn­ing out­comes and assess­ment cri­te­ria described in each unit of the qualification.

Our expe­ri­enced asses­sors will guide you through the assess­ment process and pro­vide feed­back to help you improve your per­for­mance and achieve your goals. With our com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and career devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, we are con­fi­dent that our learn­ers will achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

We fol­low the Skills for Care and Devel­op­ment Assess­ment Prin­ci­ples, which pro­vide a frame­work for fair, valid, and reli­able assess­ment of com­pe­tence-based qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Our approach to assess­ment is designed to ensure that you have the knowl­edge, skills, and con­fi­dence to make a real dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives.

Course Con­tent

39 cred­its for Manda­to­ry units 

  • Respon­si­bil­i­ties and ways of work­ing in adult care settings/​services
  • Safe­guard­ing and pro­tec­tion in adult care settings/​services
  • Under­stand­ing men­tal capac­i­ty and restric­tive practice 
  • Under­stand­ing duty of care 
  • Effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion in adult care settings/​services
  • Han­dling infor­ma­tion in adult care settings/​services
  • Pro­mot­ing and imple­ment­ing per­son-cen­tred practice 
  • Sup­port­ing indi­vid­u­als with their health and wellbeing 
  • Pro­mot­ing equal­i­ty, diver­si­ty, inclu­sion and human rights in adult care settings/​services
  • Pro­mot­ing health and safe­ty in adult care settings/​services
  • Sup­port­ing infec­tion con­trol and pre­ven­tion and con­trol in adult care settings/​services
  • Imple­ment­ing health and safe­ty in adult care settings/​services
  • Con­tin­u­ous devel­op­ment when work­ing in an adult care work­er role 
  • Under­stand­ing per­son­al wellbeing

Option­al units 19 cred­its which can be cho­sen from a vari­ety of units offered.


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