Diploma in Adult Care


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Who is this diploma for?

This level is suitable for care workers, and those with a level of responsibility in the care workplace. It is expected/likely that you would sometimes work without supervision, that you want to develop or demonstrate your skills, or that you would like to become a senior care worker.

You are likely to be in the following role: 

  • Senior healthcare assistants/Support workers
  • Senior care workers/Assistants/Key workers/Support workers
  • Personal assistants.

There are 3 pathways to choose from:

  • Generic pathway
  • Dementia pathway
  • Adults with learning disabilities pathway

This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:

  • residential care
  • community and primary care
  • acute health environments (eg hospitals)
  • domiciliary services (home care / home help)
  • supported living projects
  • community-based care
  • private care for a person or family.

What is covered?

The Level 3 is made up 58 credits and the guided learning hours (GLH) are 346-444 hours.

The credits are made up of 28 credits from the mandatory covering the core elements of Health and social care worker and the remaining 30 credits spread across the optional units you choose that relate to the area that you work in.


You will complete 9 core units at Level 3

  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care
  • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

The remaining 30 credits are made up of optional units you choose that are relevant to your job role.

The course requires a placement of approximately 100 hours in either work or a voluntary position. At the end of the course, an assessor will visit the placement / work place to complete the final assessment of the work. You will be given plenty of notice and a personalised plan that will inform you of everything you need to prepare.

Entry requirements

You must  have employment in the social care setting to allow you to be assessed and put your learning into practice. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

How will I be supported?

Once you’ve chosen your diploma, you will be allocated your skills coach who you will work with to agree choose your credits and agree your delivery plan. The assessment method for your diploma will also be discussed, so you know what to expect and what to aim for.

You will be given access to an e-Learning platform and a host of online learning resources to support your diploma. You’ll also be able to access features such as free additional sessions, workshops and CPD sessions.


What makes us unique is that we offer all our diploma learners the chance to access live teaching sessions as well as online guided learning. This provides a great opportunity to learn with your peers, in real time and to work with your skills coach.  Many other providers only offer the scope for learning independently, so this is a great way to embed your specialist knowledge and skills.



Was £1900

now £850


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