This qualification acts as a progression route for learners in a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g. Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions. It is also aimed at learners who have achieved a Level 3 Diploma or Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and, as a direct result, have acquired additional responsibilities that will support them to meet the requirements of this qualification successfully.
Roles and responsibilities of learners wanting to undertake the Level 4 Diploma should include the delivery of physical, emotional or enabling care to individuals working in adult health and social care in the private, public or voluntary sectors. Learners will be able to demonstrate how they carry out the assessment of individual’s needs through the care planning and reviewing process and carry out individual and environmental risk assessments. They will be supporting the staff team through supervision to work in agreed ways using a person centred approach with individuals. Learners should also be working with multidisciplinary teams and making referrals and demonstrate how they implement record keeping and monitoring practices in line with the CQC Fundamental Standards.
To achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B. At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.
The 12 mandatory units consist of:
• Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
• Advanced communication skills
• Personal development in health, social care setting
• Equality and diversity in health, 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 you study will be specific to the area you work within and reflect your responsibilities, offering you the opportunity to tailor the qualification to you job role.
Learners will be allocated a fully qualified assessor who will come out to the workplace or a suitable agreed environment to carry out one-to-one tutorials and observations. During these sessions the assessor will support the learner to:
• Understand the portfolio and layout.
• Open and agree how individual units will be met through assessment planning.
• Carry out observation and practical competence assessments.
• You will receive support and guidance throughout the qualification.
• You will receive feedback on work produced and support to reference your evidence into your portfolio.
• We will be flexible and fit in with the needs of your business and job requirements.
• Your work will be sampled on an ongoing basis by a qualified internal verifier the external verifier from City & Guilds might also request to see you or your portfolio on one of the annual visits to the centre.
Minimum entry requirements
Subject to current job role.
Information & support
Please let our staff know if you need any additional support or reasonable adjustments to support your learning needs, we will do all we can to help and we can also tailor learning materials to suit particular needs.
What can I do with this qualification?
Learners may be able to progress to the Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) Leadership in Health and Social Care or apply to undertake nurse training or a number of other related health and social care professions.
There are a number of courses available from Brockenhurst College, please see the adult directory on our web page www.brock.ac.uk or contact Dawn Yau to discuss other opportunities within the health and social care sector.
Once you have completed your Diploma you might like to extend your CPD by undertaking 30-week distance learning courses in:
• Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication
• Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
• Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care
• Level 2 Certificate in Equality & Diversity
• Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care
• Level 2 Certificate in Diabetes Awareness
• Level 2 Certificate in Infection Control
• Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions