Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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 lead 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 which 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.

After getting the qualification, you can progress to the Level 4 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, Lead Personal Assistant.

This course is funded through the adult learning loan – find more information here. Alternatively, you can self-fund, payments in instalments are available, please contact us for further details.


Delivered online and work-placement observations.

Entry Requirements

There no formal entry requirements however you should have basic English written skills. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


At the end of the course, you will receive the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

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 additional 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.


Start Dates

On demand


£2882. This course is funded through the adult learning loan. Alternatively, you can self-fund, payments in instalments are available, please contact us for further details.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees and much more.

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