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.
This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker. It is suitable for all those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry qualifications, however learners should be at least 16 years old to undertake this qualification. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Course Content

The course is made up of the following mandatory units:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote health, safety, and well-being 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

Your assessor will help you choose the required optional units to make up the credits based on your area of work and interests.

Method of Assessment

The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care


6-9 months
Attendance Options
• Days
• Evenings
• Weekends
• Online