Adult Care (3095)

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Last Updated: 30 Nov 2017

These qualifications are endorsed by Skills for Care and have been approved as meeting the Skills for Care qualification specification for England.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care, Skills for Health and in consultation with employers who provide adult care and health services. Designed to support the on-programme element of the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification is mandatory within the adult care worker standard and covers the knowledge and skills required to work in an adult care worker role in a range of settings, supporting individuals with different needs. In addition the qualification could be used as an option to support delivery of the on-programme element of the Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, though it IS NOT a mandatory component of the healthcare support worker apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care and in consultation with employers who provide adult care. Designed to support the on- programme element of the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work in a lead adult care worker role in a range of settings and supporting individuals with different needs. The qualification contains units which are competence based and several knowledge based units.

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  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?



What Careers Can This Lead To?

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Level 3

The qualification is aimed at lead adult care workers, support workers and key workers in a range of adult care settings. The qualification can be used both within and outside of an apprenticeship standard.

The qualification is structured in a way which means that all learners will have to complete a group of mandatory units, the content of which is required across any lead adult care role. In addition there is a wide range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including:

  • Learning disability services
  • Dementia Care
  • End of life Care
  • Residential Care
  • Domiciliary Care

The qualification requires candidates to achieve 58 credits. 28 from the mandatory units (Group A), plus a minimum of 30 credits from the optional groups. There are 3 optional groups:

  • Group B Competence based units. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken from Group B.
  • Group C Knowledge based units.
  • Group D Level 2 units. Candidates may achieve a maximum of 8 credits.

There is no minimum requirement to choose units from Group C and D, therefore all optional credits can come from Group B.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualification provides a structured programme of learning and assessment to support learners to demonstrate competence in a lead adult care worker role.

Learners can progress to an apprenticeship or qualification such as the Level 4 Diploma in Care or the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship; alternatively onto a level 5 apprenticeship or a qualification or apprenticeship in Leadership & Management in Adult Care, provided they are in a suitable job role.

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (3095-31)

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3095-31 Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 58 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 329 - 329 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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