NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Our course code: X333

Course fee: £595 or from £45 per month

Enrol on this course

Our Adult Care course is the most up-to-date version of CACHE’s Health and Social Care Level 3 qualification (NVQ/QCF/RQF). The course replaces all older versions.

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 have supported someone with disabilities, so they can live a better-quality life 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 Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care course qualification.

What’s involved on this Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care?

Our Adult Care course develops the key skills you need to support people living in various care settings.

For instance, you’ll learn why good communication is important for understanding the needs of individuals. For example, people with disabilities, such as dementia. Moving forward, you’ll examine best practice principles, person-centred strategies, and policies and procedures. As a result, you’ll know how to promote the careful handling of information, reflect on your own personal development, and personalise a client’s experience.

As you progress, we’ll look more at safeguarding, well-being, and creating a trustworthy environment. Nobody wants to to live in a home or use a service where care workers are unreliable. Therefore, you’ll examine the right ways to administer medicine, prevent infection, and manage discomfort or pain. In addition, you’ll learn about inclusivity and why all client’s should be treated equally. Finally, you’ll gain real experience on a placement.

As a result of your hard work, you’ll have the ability to help people in need lead better-quality lifestyles.

To complete this qualification, you must be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. The minimum age to enrol is 16 years old.

Who is this Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care suitable for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is ideal for you if you are seeking occupational competence in working with adults in the care sector. Also, this qualification aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Leader in Adult Care.

If you’re naturally empathetic, this could be the course for you. Designed for people who want to work in the healthcare sector, our Adult Care course can give you the skills to work in a variety of settings. For example, you’ll gain valuable expertise that could make a difference in nursing homes, residential, domiciliary or daycare services. In addition, it’s an ideal stepping stone to higher education, managerial or specialist qualifications.

Our Adult Care course qualification is the latest, most updated version of CACHE’s Health and Social Care Level 3. So, if you’re looking to study Health and Social Care at Level 3, this course is for you. To get the most out of your course, you’ll gain practical 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! Enrol today and start your career into adult care.

What can I do with a Level 3 Adult Care qualification?

Upon passing your course, you may apply for roles in a variety of care settings. Potential settings include residential/nursing homes, domiciliary, day centres and clinical healthcare with roles such as: Senior Care Support Worker and Lead Personal Assistant amongst others.

You can also progress onto further study. The following are ideal routes in adult care: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. While the course holds 58 credits, it does not hold any UCAS points.

Alternatively, you may opt for qualifications in management or to attain lead practitioner status. However, if you’re already working, there’s always the option of studying a specialist course relating to your place of work.

On this Adult Care course, you will:

  • Develop the knowledge needed to work in the healthcare sector
  • Examine the fundamental topics and subjects in health and social care
  • Gain practical work experience that’ll give you the advantage when you graduate
  • Thrive under expert supervision through your assignments at your own pace
  • If you’re a people person – we know you are! You’ll feel right at home with this course

Our Adult Care course is the most up-to-date version of CACHE’s Health and Social Care Level 3 qualification.

  • A formal qualification

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

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support™

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

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: 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

The guided learning hours to read and understand all your course materials on this course is up to 350.

Study Method

The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units allowing you to tailor the qualification to meet your needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of your job role.

In order to achieve this qualification, you must be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

You must also achieve 9 mandatory units (28 credits) and 30 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 58 credits. At least 35 of these credits must be at Level 3 or above.

To achieve this, 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.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. The TQT is 450 hours, which is more than 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.

Assessment

How are you assessed?

All your units of work will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Units 1-7 are observed by a qualified assessor who is occupationally competent. Assessments are conducted in a holistic manner across the assessed units.

Essential Documentation for this qualification Must be included in Live course material. For tutors/assessors/learners. This will include:

  • Learner Evidence Tracker Log
  • Evidence and Grading Tracker
  • Record of Assessment Cycle

Placement and Observation

To complete this course, you’ll need to do a 50-70 hour work placement.

During your placement, observation by an assessor or qualified teacher is required. We recommend finding yourself an assessor. However, if that proves difficult, we can send an assessor to observe you for an additional cost. Please contact us to find out more.

Your learner journey will be tracked with an Evidence Record and Record of Assessment Cycle form

 

Assessing both Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge learning outcomes:

  • Assessors will need to be both occupationally knowledgeable and qualified to make assessment decisions

Competence / Skills learning outcomes:

  • Assessors will need to be both occupationally competent and qualified to make assessment decisions

 

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the qualification, Learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. Read more about NCFE CACHE.

Potential Employment Settings

Learners can start applying for roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Residential/nursing homes
  • Domiciliary care
  • Day centres
  • Clinical healthcare

Progressing onto Further Study

There are plenty of options should you want to move on to further study. The following courses are ideal progression routes in adult care:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Alternatively, you may opt for qualifications in management, lead practitioner roles or a specialist course relating to your place of work.

 

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - In order to achieve this qualification, you must be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Minimum Enrolment Age - 16 years

Credits - 58

Course Content

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.

2: Promote effective handling of information in care settings

Recognise the skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

3: Promote personal development in care settings

Reflect on your personal development and practice in various care settings, using learning opportunities in relation to developing your own practice.

4: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

Develop the ability to execute person-centred approaches in various adult care settings. You’ll learn to work with individuals to uncover their history, preferences, wishes and needs in a private and sensitive manner. Find out how to gain consent when providing care, encourage participation, support individual choices and promote well-being.

5: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

Cover the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion, which are fundamental in a variety of adult care environments.

6: Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

Understand your own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others in relation to health, safety and well-being in adult care settings. Here, you’ll consider policies and procedures, how to monitor health and safety risks, and what to do in the event of sudden illness.

7: Responsibilities of a care worker

Examine the nature of working relationships, work in ways that are agreed with an employer, as well as work in partnership with others.

8: Duty of care in care settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of settings. It introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of care settings. This unit covers the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

10: Optional units

There are 10 optional units for you to choose from which you can study, after discussing these options with your tutor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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