Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Advance your health and social care career

With the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. The social care sector employs almost 1.5 million people, heading towards around 2 million by 2030, as the sector continues to grow. There is a great need for carers who want to pursue a rewarding and valued path in social care and through this course you will gain key skills and knowledge necessary to further your personal growth and career caring for vulnerable adults, physically and emotionally.


Who requires this qualification?

This course is for anyone looking to advance their career in adult care, or those who wish to work in a lead adult care worker role within the health and social care settings. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed when working with vulnerable adults.


All learners applying for this job should be at least 16 years of age, and have a good understanding of written and spoken English. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


What does the qualification cover

The fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge

  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding and promotion
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • The promotion of person-centred care
  • Equality and inclusion, communication
  • Personal development and health and safety


How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed through direct observation of your performance in a health and social care setting by the assessor, with both written and oral questioning. This will include general work, personal statements and/or reflective statements, professional discussion, authentic statements and witness testimony, making up your coursework and portfolio.


What qualification will I gain?

All successful candidates will gain a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult care. Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

o  Nationally recognised NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult care, regulated by Ofqual

o  Equivalent to A Level/NVQ3 and carries UCAS points

o  Recognised by universities, enabling you to continue your studies or progress directly into employment


How you will learn

You will be taught 1-2 days a week for the duration of the course (9-12 months).


What other qualifications could this lead to?

Learners can progress to the 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.


Career Prospects

Once qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, you can progress your career into a range of care roles that include:

1.      Lead Adult Care Worker.

2.      Lead Personal Assistant.

3.      Key Worker.

4.      Domiciliary Care Worker.

5.      Senior Care Worker.

6.      Support Worker.


Tuition Fees

The cost of the course is £1,500 with a deposit of £300, if you wish to pay upfront.

Advanced Learner Loan

Or you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of tuition, which you will only be required to repay once you are earning at least £27,000. Call us to find out if you are eligible.

Aeb Funding

Full Level 3 courses may be free for 19 year olds + who do not already have a full L3 or above qualification.


If you live in the Great London Authority and you are unemployed and earn less than £21,157.50 annual gross salary (before any deductions) and can evidence your salary with payslips, you may be eligible for low-income fee remission, depending on the course you are studying. If you live outside the Greater London Authority area, the income threshold is £17,374.50.

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