Adult Care Level 4 Diploma

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This qualification acts as a progression route for those in a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g.  Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions. 

If you have previously achieved a Level 3 Diploma or Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and, as a direct result, have acquired additional responsibilities then you are in the ideal position to undertake this course. 

Mandatory units comprise: 

  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Personal development in health or social care setting
  • Equality and diversity in health or social care setting
  • Facilitate person centered assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  • Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Health and safety in health and social care settings
  • Professional practice in health and social care for adults
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  • Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings

The optional units in group A and B will be specific to the area you work within and will reflect your responsibilities. 

Course structure

You will be allocated a fully qualified assessor who will visit your workplace to carry out one-to-one tutorials and observations. 

During these sessions your assessor will support you with:

  • Understanding the portfolio and layout.
  • Deciding how individual units will be met through assessment planning.
  • Carrying out observation and practical competence assessments.
  • Providing feedback on work produced and how to reference your evidence in your portfolio.

Your work will also be sampled on an ongoing basis by a qualified internal verifier and an external verifier from City & Guilds. They can request to see you or your portfolio during an annual visit to the centre.

Minimum entry requirements

Subject to current job role: 

  • Your role should include the delivery of physical, emotional or enabling care to individuals. 
  • You should be able to demonstrate how you carry out the assessment of an individual’s needs through the care planning and reviewing process. This should include carrying out individual and environmental risk assessments. 
  • You should currently be working with multidisciplinary teams and making referrals.
  • You will be required to demonstrate how you implement record keeping and monitoring practices in line with the CQC fundamental standards.

Course fees & Duration

The level 2 and 3 diploma or apprenticeship is free for those between 19 - 23 years of age at the time of enrolment.

The Level 2 diploma or any level apprenticeship is free for learners 24+ at the time of enrolment. 

Eligibility rules apply to all qualifications.

24+ Advanced Learner Loans may be available.

What can I do with this qualification?

Upon completion of this course you may wish to progress to a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership in Health and Social Care. 

You could also extend your CPD by completing one of our distance learning courses. 

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