Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly through monthly 1-2-1 sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you. You will also communicate through Teams, emails, and phone appointments in between your monthly sessions to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

8-1 2 months.

  • Course Overview

    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.

    The qualification is aimed at leading adult care workers, support workers, and key workers in a range of adult care settings. You do not have to be employed but you will need a work placement to complete the competency-based elements of the course.

    The qualification is structured in a way that means that all learners will have to complete a group of mandatory units, the content of which is required across any lead adult care role. In addition, there is a wide range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including:

    • Learning Disability Services
    • Dementia Care
    • End of Life Care
    • Residential Care
    • Domiciliary Care

    To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. Out of the total 58 credits, 43 credits must be at level 3 and above.

  • Who is this course for?

    People employed in health and social care and seeking career progression or those seeking to enter the profession. You may have some work experience but no formal qualifications.

  • Course Benefits
    • Become more specialised in your field of choice.
    • Recognised qualification.
    • The first step to progressing onto higher educational job roles.
    • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.
    • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.
    • During your online learning course with LLC, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to extra support when you need it to make sure you can be successful with your studies. Our online learning materials are high quality, interactive and accessible in different formats to ensure you will be successful with whatever you choose to study.
  • Entry Requirements
    • Aged 19 or over.
    • Must been living in UK for minimum 3 years and be currently living in London.
    • Unemployed or Employed (if employed not earning over London Living Wage of £23,300 per annum)
    • Must have voluntary work experience placement or employed with adult care provider.
    • There are no specific sector-recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
  • Assessment Methods

    As this is a qualification that is delivered entirely online, the assessments will be through our online platform. Each unit has an assessment that will be marked by your tutor, with feedback given as required.

  • Qualifications

    Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, NCFE.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    After getting the qualification, you can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services Adult pathway qualifications. You 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.

    You 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, or Lead Personal Assistant.

  • Location

    Delivered online and face to face as appropriate.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £2,882.

    If you meet the following criteria listed below you can be fully funded for this course, subject to eligibility:

    • Aged 19 plus
    • London Resident
    • Must been living in UK for minimum 3 years.
    • Unemployed or Employed (if employed not earning over London Living Wage of £23,300 per annum)
    • Must have voluntary work experience placement or employed with an adult care provider.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

    This course can be self-funded or you can apply for help with the cost through an Advanced Learner Loan. More information about the loan can be found here.

  • Age Requirements

    19 or over.

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