Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Course Length 12 to 24 months / Part time only
Study Type Part time
Course Cost £2,882 (Adult) Financial support 19+
Start Date 01/11/2021
Course Code 76547-01

Course overview

This course helps to develop 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.

  • Entry Requirements
    Learners will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills; this may be from previous or current experience of working in health and social care. You must have a good level of english, ideally at GCSE Level C or above (4 or higher), however competency tests may be available at interview.
  • Careers/Progression

    Progression may include Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. 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.

    Job opportunities:

    Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

    • Senior Care Support Worker 
    • Lead Personal Assistant.
  • Assesment Types
    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.

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