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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
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Tackle adult care strategies and provide operational and intellectual support to individuals with the help of this excellent NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

Ofqual regulates the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, which allows you to obtain official education online. This qualification will assist you in improving your efficiency in the areas of health, public services and care, and health and social care. You'll be able to maintain a healthy mix of personal and professional growth while also supporting others with emotional and physical assistance, everyday needs, and health and social care approaches. This certification is for those who truly desire to make a difference in people's lives.

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will help you gain the information and skills necessary to work as a lead adult care worker in a care setting. You'll be a specialist in providing physical and emotional support, everyday living necessities, and health and social care services to individuals.

So, don't wait and enrol right away to secure your success in the adult care sector!

Kingston Open College is the affiliate partner of One Education. Under the affiliate partnership/program this Qualification will be delivered and assessed by One Education.

Benefits of studying NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care with KOC

  • Students will be eligible for TOTUM Pro Discount Card
  • Comprehensive study materials and study links are available at no additional cost
  • Gain an Ofqual Regulated Certificate accepted by employers worldwide
  • Study 100% online at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like
  • Teaching Support from a dedicated tutor throughout your course
  • Job placement assistance
  • Progression opportunity to UK’s top Universities
  • Assignments will be accessed via an online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment
  • You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work
  • Dedicated customer support for any technical help.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acknowledge the duty of care in a care setting.
  • Promote communication, personal development and effective handling of information in care settings.
  • Get extensive abilities in health, safety and wellbeing in care settings.
  • Gain an in-depth perception of person-centred approaches, equality and inclusion in care settings.
  • Understand safeguarding and protection in care settings.
  • Gather knowledge of the responsibilities of a care worker.

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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

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Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, 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.

  • Unit 1: Promote Communication in Care Settings
  • Unit 2: Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
  • Unit 3: Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
  • Unit 4: Promote Person-centred Approaches in Care Settings
  • Unit 5: Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Unit 6: Promote Health, Safety and Well-being in Care Settings
  • Unit 7: Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Unit 8: Duty of Care in Care Settings
  • Unit 9: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
  • Unit 10: Principles of Advocacy
  • Unit 11: Understand How to Support Individuals to Access and Engage in Education, Training and Employment (Ete)
  • Unit 12: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Unit 13: Understand Personalisation in Adult Care
  • Unit 14: Understand How to Support Individuals With Foot Care
  • Unit 15: End of Life Care
  • Unit 16: Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals With Learning Disabilities
  • Unit 17: Understand Mental Health Problems

Study Time

Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time comprises of the Guided Learning Hours for the qualification and an estimate of the number of hours a learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment, which takes place as directed by – but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of – a lecturer, supervisor, Tutor or other appropriate providers of education or training.

TQT for this qualification is 580 Hours.

Guided Learning Hours

Guided Learning Hours estimate how much time a mentor, classroom facilitator, or other professional educator spends on average consulting with a student, either face to face or in real-time, to help the student achieve the course's learning outcomes at a satisfactory level.

Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 399 hours.


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.

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence generated from appropriate assessment tasks, which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. Upon completing each unit, learners must declare that the work produced is their own, and the Assessor will countersign this.

The learner will complete internally assessed work in accordance with the qualification specification.

*Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Who is this course for?

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is suitable for:

  • Students who wish to learn the essential skills needed in a senior care management
  • Individuals who want to prepare themselves for a better career opportunity
  • Individuals who wish to obtain an education at a higher level


This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification is designed for students who wish to know better the abilities needed to work and volunteer effectively in an adult care setting. This qualification has no specified prerequisites. However,

  • This qualification is intended for learners aged 16 and above.
  • Learners who have previously completed a Level 2 certification may find it helpful.

Career path

After successfully completing the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification 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.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.