Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Who is this course for?
- This course is for those who want to pursue a career in the health and social care sector or are already employed in the sector but would like to further their qualifications from level 2 to level 3, or from level 3 to level 4
- For those who are not yet employed in the sector, you will gain valuable experience whilst you volunteer in a relevant HSC role. For those already employed in the sector you will further develop your skills and knowledge and take on additional responsibilities
- For those who want to complete level 4, you must already have a recognised qualification and a job in the HSC sector
What entry requirements do I need to start the course?
- Aged 19+
- Have the right to live and work in the UK
- Has been a UK or EU resident for the previous three years
- Reside in the DL or TS postcode area only
- It is recommended that you currently hold, or are working towards, an English qualification at around GCSE old grade C/new grade 4 or Functional Skills Level 2
What is the curriculum intent of this course?
- The structure and delivery of the course curriculum will enable you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours to reflect the needs of local and regional employers, gain qualifications and be successful in this area
- The curriculum is planned and sequenced to enable those of you with previous knowledge and experience to develop the new skills needed to progress to the next stage of your career, training, education or employment
- The curriculum is flexible and responsive to your demands and can be tailored to suit individual needs, arising from any current and dynamic issues affecting your role, which can be addressed during workshop sessions
- As an Adult Care Diploma learner you will need to be able to demonstrate appropriate competencies and knowledge, while understanding how this reflects the needs of the local, regional and national economy
What will the course cover?
This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with individuals in a health and social care setting. This qualification consists of 12 mandatory units and a choice of optional units that reflect the job role and sector the learner is working in.
Following are an example of some commonly chosen optional units:
- Advocacy in adult care
- Lead practice in providing information, advice and guidance
- Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings
- Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
- Undertake research in adult care
- Mentoring in adult social care
- Manage resources in adult care
What could I do when I have finished this course?
You may gain employment within a relevant sector and/or decide to progress into higher education. You will also be given information and guidance to continue onto other courses.
The level 4 adult care diploma will enable learners to progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, an individual’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings in roles such as:
- Community Care/Support Officer
- Social Care Assessor
- Care Assessment Officer
- Social Services Officer
- Brokerage Worker
- Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
- Independence Support Assistant
- Reablement Support Workers/Officer
- Telecare Assistant
- Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer.
Where and when will I learn?
- This course is delivered remotely and you will have access to the Equal online portfolio and support from a specialist tutor
- The majority of training will take place in your workplace
- You will be required to attend our learning centre for bespoke classroom based lessons
- Your course will be 12 months in duration but can be completed sooner
- This course is roll on/roll off. You may start at any time of the year
What do I need to bring with me?
You will be required to provide the following:
- Photo ID
- Relevant certificates
How much will the course cost?
- A full course fee will apply and can be paid in full or part payments by yourself or your employer, or you can obtain a loan from student finance. The cost varies depending on individual circumstances and will be discussed during enrolment.