Level 3 Diploma In Adult Care

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is aimed at supporting lead adult care workers i.e. senior carers and lead personal assistants in developing or even demonstrating their skills and knowledge at level 3. Aspiring staff can also undertake this diploma to prepare them for promotion at a later date. The course is CQC recognised and is supported by Skills for Care and Skills for Health.

On this flexible 9 month course, you will be guided through a range of workshops by experienced and qualified assessors. These workshops are aimed at meeting individual student needs. The course is made up of mandatory and optional units, assignments and workplace observations. The optional units you choose can be tailored to your specific work role. For example, you could specialise in dementia or learning disability.

Entry requirements
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A caring and supportive approach to working with others
  • working in an appropriate care setting as a senior/lead care worker or have supervisory responsibilities
Course Assessment

An allocated assessor will guide you through the diploma and assess your work practice through workplace observations and knowledge workshops. Workshops are usually done on a one-to-one basis in the workplace but at certain times of the year, there are opportunities to join group sessions. If you struggle with the more traditional teaching styles, our assessors will adapt the resources and work with you in the learning style that suits you best so you can achieve a qualification without having to go through the typical ‘classroom’ style environment that comes with going to college or university. Your qualification journey should be as smooth as possible; therefore, the learning requirements are always fitted around your needs.

Course Progression

On successful completion of this course, there are opportunities to progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management, a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and other professional courses in lead adult care including social work or nursing.  Within the Level 3 qualification, you may decide to select units in leadership skills and/or knowledge at level 4 to support progression after the course.

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