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NCFE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Key course information

Health and Social Care


104 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

Are you looking to develop your skills in the workplace, widening your skill set and learning about specialist areas within care? This qualification will support your development of specialist knowledge and skills in your area of responsibility and enable you to promote a values-based culture within your place of work.As an adult care worker, you will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

What will I learn?

You must achieve a minimum of 70 credits to achieve this diploma. 36 of these must be from the mandatory units, and a minimum of 34 credits from the optional units available.

On this course, you will learn how to lead communication, inclusive practice, and health and safety in adult care settings, you will know how to facilitate planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals, and person-centred assessment, to support wellbeing, and understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settings. You will learn how to work professionally, and how to work effectively with your team.

This is just a small selection of what you will learn on this course; optional units will be discussed with you upon application, to cater to your workplace.

Entry Requirements

- You will be asked to complete and pass a written assessment before enrolment can happen. This is to determine if this level of study is appropriate.

- You need to be working in a care setting for the duration of the course to show competence in both skills and knowledge.

- Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent are required before the completion of your course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace and written assignments.

Additional Costs and Information

- The duration of this course is a minimum of 18 months, and a maximum of 24 months.

- The cost of this course is £2882.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Completion of this qualification could lead to progression to the following Wiltshire College and University Centre course:- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) qualification, for the Adults Management or Adults Residential Management.?

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