This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including:
The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units allowing you to tailor the qualification to meet your needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of your job role.
All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.
Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.
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.
Upon achievement of this qualification, you could progress to a variety of lead adult care worker roles in care settings or to further education. You may progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care. You may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.