Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings. The qualification is applicable to variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is for those wanting to develop and practice the skills required for career progression. The qualification is specifically designed for learners who work in health and social care in adult settings and who want to develop skills and knowledge in order to demonstrate competence in their role. If you have completed Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care qualification, then this qualification is ideal for you. There are no formal entry requirements for learners but you must have the skills, potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully. To complete the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care you will be currently working in the adult care sector, wishing to develop your skills to progress and have the support from your employer. The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will allow you to develop your knowledge further and will support you with progression to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care. The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification covers a range of topics directly related to the knowledge and skills needed to work in health and social care, with adults.

Mandatory Units

To complete the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care you must achieve a minimum of 58 credits.

The mandatory units in the diploma cover:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings


Optional Units

There are a wide range of optional units that will allow you to cover areas such as:

  • Independent Advocacy and awareness of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Administration of medication
  • Communicating with individuals
  • Sharing knowledge and good practice
  • Monitoring in social care
  • Understand how to manage a team
  • Understanding diabetes
  • Dementia Awareness


You will

Receive an induction that introduces you to the skills and knowledge required and to identify your learning needs.

Be regularly seen on an individual basis by an assessor to focus on delivery and planning of teaching, assessment of learning and development.

Be provided with 24/7 access to our bespoke e-learning resource.

Have access additional support from their assessor by telephone, Skype or e-mail.

Throughout the qualification your progress will be monitored to ensure you complete within the agreed timescales.

Costs & Funding

Costs are available on request for full or part qualifications. Support can be given to organisations wanting to apply for funding and payment plans are available on request. This qualification can be fully funded under an apprenticeship programme.

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