Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)


Qualification overview and objective:


The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, such as lead adult care workers and lead personal assistants. This qualification forms the competence requirements for those learners working in adult care settings at level 3. The content of the qualification covers core content that applies to the adult social care sector with a variety of optional units covering additional knowledge and skills applicable to learners in level 3 roles. Learners may also wish to select units in leadership skills and/or knowledge as part of this qualification. This qualification supports delivery of the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.


Entry requirements:


There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16+.


Key facts:


Qualification number: 603/2674/8            Learning aim reference: 603/2674/8

Credit value: 58                                                 Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence

Guided learning hours (GLH): 341             Total qualification time (TQT): 580


Qualification structure:


To achieve the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF), learners must complete the following: • all units contained within the mandatory group


Learners are free to choose whichever units they like relevant to their role.


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Progression opportunities:


On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications: