Franhen Consultancy

Vocational Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Aims and Objective:

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.

It is aimed at all those who wish to work, or are working, in a lead adult care worker role in health and social care settings in England.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma.
Learners must achieve 39 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 19 credits from the optional units. At least 35 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

Learners 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.

It is anticipated that learners will 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 (England). Learners may also progress on to qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.
This is a regulated qualification.

Assessment Methods:

All units are internally assessed.

Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units, as well as the whole qualification through a portfolio of evidence. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of learner by Assessor
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work environments
  • Written assignments
  • Learner’s own work products.