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Adult Care Level 3 Diploma (Social Care)

An updated CACHE qualification replacing older versions of NVQ/QCF/RQF Health and Social Care Level 3 

Ever helped a blind man across the road or an elderly woman carry her shopping to the car? Perhaps you’ve nursed a loved one back to health. Or maybe you’ve supported someone with disabilities so they can live a better-quality life and enjoy good health and well-being. That fuzzy feeling you get from supporting others is happiness you can’t get anywhere else. If you have an aptitude for helping people, why not enhance those skills in remarkable ways? Become a champion of health and social care with our Adult Care Diploma.

When you enrol on our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF, you’ll develop the necessary skills to care, treat and improve people’s lives in a variety of care settings. You’ll discover how to better communicate with people with disabilities, learn person-centred strategies, create a safe environment, as well as how to administer medication, prevent infection and manage pain and discomfort. In a nutshell, you’ll gain the ability to make a real difference to help those who need it most lead better-quality lifestyles.

The perfect qualification for naturally empathetic people – aka superheroes. Especially if you’re looking for a career in the healthcare sector in nursing homes, residential, domiciliary or day care services. But it’s also an ideal stepping stone to higher education, managerial or specialist qualifications that maximise your career prospects within health and social care.

To get the most out of your course, you’ll gain onsite experience in a workplace of your choice. We recommend using the time to learn all you can and become a champion of the care sector!

On this course you will:

  • Develop and deepen the knowledge and skills needed when working within the healthcare sector
  • Cover a breadth of areas, including supporting individuals with physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures
  • Learn from experts at a pace that suits you
  • Help many different people lead fulfilling lives
  • Gain practical work experience that’ll give you the advantage when you graduate
  • If you’re a people person – we know you are! – you’ll feel right at home with this course.

Our new Level 3 Adult Care qualification directly replaces all of the older NVQ/QCF/RQF Health and Social Care Level 3 courses.  This is the most up-to-date version of this CACHE qualification.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X333
Qualification code: 603/2618/9
Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

It takes around 400 hours to complete this course which is about an hour per day over a year.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, portfolios, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions and observations to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Assessment

Placement and Observation

Guided study hours are 400, and you’ll be required to do a 50-70 hour work placement.

During your placement, observation by an assessor, or potentially, a higher level person of management, is required to complete your course. You can find yourself an observer, or we can send one of our tutors to come observe you. There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an (RQF) NCFE CACHE certificate in adult care.  The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start, however, you will be required to undertake a placement or voluntary work if not already working in this industry.
Credits
58
Section 1
Promote communication in care settings

Discover the importance of communication by identifying ways to overcome barriers to meet the individual needs and preferences of people in a variety of different care settings.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

During your placement, observation by a qualified teacher, assessor, or potentially, a higher level person of management, is required to complete your course. You can find yourself an observer, or we can send one of our tutors to come observe you. There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Another qualification for my CV

Glad to have been able to get this qualification on my CV from home.

Learnt so much from this course
Diane McLean

I have worked in a caring environment for a long time and yet learnt so much from this course. Delighted I can add this to my CV now.