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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ADULT CARE (NCFE CACHE)

 

SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATION TITLE:

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

QUALIFICATION TYPE:

Vocational Related Qualification

LEVEL:

3

ACCREDITATION STATUS:

Accredited

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Online via distance learning

TQT

580

CREDIT EQUIVALENCY:

58

QUALIFICATION NUMBER (RQF):

610/0498/4

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

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.


It is anticipated that learners will 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 (England). Learners may also progress on to qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

  • Employment:

    • lead adult care worker o senior care support worker

    • lead personal assistant

  • Further education:

    • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

    • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

    • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

  • Higher education

Progression to higher level studies Level 3 qualifications aim to facilitate progression to higher level study, which requires knowledge and skills different from those gained at levels 1 and 2. Level 3 qualifications enable learners to:

  • apply factual, procedural and theoretical subject knowledge

  • use relevant knowledge and methods to address complex, non-routine problems

  • interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas

  • understand the nature of the area of study or work

  • demonstrate an awareness of different perspectives and approaches

  • identify, select and use appropriate cognitive and practical skills

  • use appropriate research to inform actions

  • review and evaluate the effectiveness of their own methods

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.


It is aimed at all those who wish to work, or are working, in a lead adult care worker role in health and social care settings in England.

 

UNITS

Mandatory*

  • Promote communication in care settings

  • Handling information in adult care

  • Promote own continuous personal and professional development

  • Person-centred practice, choice and independence

  • Understand how to promote personal wellbeing

  • Promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights in care settings

  • Promote health and safety in care settings

  • Support the health and wellbeing of individuals in a care setting

  • Scope and responsibilities of an adult care worker

  • Understand duty of care

  • Understand how to safeguard individuals

  • Understand mental capacity and restrictive practices

  • Infection prevention and control in a care setting

*We have listed the mandatory units but learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma. 39 credits is achieved from the mandatory units and a minimum of 19 credits from the optional units. At least 35 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

For more information, please refer to NCFE's Specification and get in contact with our staff where we can help you afterwards.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Any learner who has not already achieved the same qualification or similar at this level (for example our Qualifi Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care) or higher (NCFE Cache Level 4 Diploma in Health or Social Care) will be eligible for the course. ​

If you are studying abroad and are interested in working in the UK as a carer or a senior carer. Drop us a message and we will get in touch with you.