Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.
This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

The learner must achieve a total of 58 credits from the Diploma: 28 credits from the mandatory units, and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units

12 – 18 Months

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Qualification delivery is in the workplace or a suitable venue agreed with both the learner and employer, this will where possible be delivered via face-to-face visits, or if not possible training will be via an online portal.

The diploma includes mandatory units;
1. Communication
2. Handle information
3. Personal development
4. Implement person centered approaches
5. Equality and inclusion
6. Health, safety, and well-being
7. Responsibilities of a care worker
8. Duty of care
9. Safeguarding and protection

Plus optional units from a wide range of topics including, for example, diabetes, dementia, medication, Parkinson’s, mental health, moving and handling, brain injury and many more.

The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Please contact Integer on 01288 356263 for details of fees and funding opportunities

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services Adult pathway qualifications.
Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.
Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centers, or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

  • Senior Care Support Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant