Level 4 | Diploma in Adult Care
Why do this diploma?
- Average Length: 6-12 months
- Monthly teaching and assignments
- Payment Plan Available
- Claim back up to £1050 through Skills For Care
- Monthly online workshops
- Live Teaching Sessions
- Assigned Skills Coach
Diploma in Adult Care | Level 4
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The Level 4 (RQF/NVQ) Diploma in Adult Care (England) is for individuals with experience of working in the sector who are in a senior or supervisory role.
It is ideal for those looking to formalise or advance their career in the sector, as progression towards a Level 5 qualification.
The NCFE/Cache RQF (NVQ) Level 4 Diploma in Adult on provides an excellent pathway if you’ve got experience working in care and you’re looking to progress your career within the sector.
It’s the natural next step for those who have completed a Level 3 Diploma and is applicable to a variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others, such as; Lead Adult Care Worker, Senior Care Assistant and Team Leaders.
You may work in a residential or nursing home, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
What is covered?
This qualification will enable you to demonstrate and develop the skills and knowledge required within a role which has some autonomy, delegated responsibility or where there may be a need for supervision of others. This will include:
- the main tasks and responsibilities of your role
- dignity and human rights
- health and wellbeing
- professional development.
For the Level 4 Diploma, you will need to achieve the 70 credits that make up this qualification with guided learning hours (GLH) of approximately 479-534 hours. These are generated from a series of mandatory and optional units (see below).
The credits are made up of 36 credits for the mandatory units and the remaining 34 spread across the optional units you choose that relate to the area that you work in.
- Advanced communication skills
- Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Facilitate person-centred assessment to support the well-being of individuals
- Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well
- Understand personalisation in care and support services
- Health and safety in health and social care settings
- Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
- Safeguarding children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
- Develop, maintain and use records and reports
- Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
This is a competency-based qualification and evidence is gathered by the learner as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the workplace as stated by current government legislation.
During the course of the qualification, the candidate should ideally work with at least two service users.
A range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation. An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. This will be planned in advance in order to cause minimum disruption to your work routine and to try and capture as much information as possible in one visit.
Knowledge-based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional discussions.
Learners will have full access to skills coach support via telephone, email, and web links.
What is provided during the diploma?
We provide you with lots of specialist resources to help you progress through the programme, including:
- Course task activities based on specific workplace requirements of your job
- One-to-one tutorial support provided remotely to you
- Webinars and Workshops (both live and recorded) providing relevant tutorial support
- Workplace observation assessment
- Flexible remote access to coaches/assessors
- Learning portal to view all your activities, access resources and monitor your progression
- Access to resources and support via our social media channels
- Access to free CPD training and workshops for our partners
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What is RQF?
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RCF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units. It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.
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