NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
What does this qualification cover?
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.
Who is it suitable for?
All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How is this qualification structured?
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.
How is it assessed?
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.
How many credits are required to complete it?
How long will it take to complete this qualification?
Learners can usually complete the qualification in 12–24 months.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
What related qualifications can you progress 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.
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.