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Bradford College

Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification Gained
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Study Level
Adult, Level 3
18 months Part-time
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


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.

  Key Info

You will learn crucial skills essential for working in Adult Care. You will understand key areas such as Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Communication and Duty of Care. The skills you develop on this course will help you to progress into a rewarding career in the Adult Care sector.

Mandatory units:

  • Promote Communication in Care Settings
  • Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
  • Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
  • Promote Person-centred Approaches in Care Settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Promote Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
  • Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Duty of Care in Care Settings
  • Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings

This course also includes additional optional units.

Entry to this course requires ideally GCSE English and Maths at a grade 4 or C, or above.

You must be aged 19+.

Tutor discretion if experienced.

Assessment is online portfolio based as well as course work.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills (approximately 12 hours per week).

It is aimed at all those who wish to work, or are working, in a lead Adult Care Worker role in Health and Social Care settings in England.

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

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England). Learners may also progress on to qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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