Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

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Enrolling in a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care demonstrates an individual’s capacity to stand out to potential employers in the care industry while also developing a strong base of care-related skills and knowledge. This comprehensive course offers a thorough exploration of essential concepts in modern healthcare, such as the responsibility to provide care, ensuring safety and protection, methods for promoting good health, and approaches to meeting the specific requirements of individuals. By enrolling in this course, you will gain the essential knowledge and abilities required to proficiently perform a range of healthcare roles.

Obtaining this certificate will authenticate the skills and talents of those already engaged in a care-based profession, allowing them to qualify for more advanced employment in hospitals, domiciliary care, community help, and other care environments. Successfully completing this approved elder care course successfully would also allow students to investigate potential opportunities for self-employment in private care roles.

Delivery Methods

In order to cater to various learning styles London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning and online learning.

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Additionally, gain teacher support.
  • Access the LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent quality study notes
  • Obtain assignment marking and feedback.
  • Gain fully accredited UK courses
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Furthermore, gain full support until the completion of the course.


  • The course duration is 9 Months


Furthermore, Level 3 Diploma in Adult is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

Course Delivery

The learner can select one mode of study:

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

This qualification has no specific entry requirements, however learners must be 16 years and above.

In addition, learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Module Structure

Learners must achieve all credits from all mandatory units. Additionally, they must achieve 19 credits from optional units.

Mandatory Units Level Credit
Agreed Ways of Working in Care Settings 3 3
Duty of Care in Care Settings
3 2
Effective Communication in Care Settings 3 4
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings 3 3
Handling Information in Care Settings 3 2
Health and Safety in Care Settings 3 3
Importance of Choice and Independence in Care Settings 3 2
Importance of Health and Wellbeing 3 3
Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings 3 2
Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings 3 3
Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings 3 3
Safeguarding in Care Settings 3 4
The Importance of Continuous Development 3 3
The Importance of Personal Wellbeing 3 2

Following on from this, the table below outlines some of the optional units available:

Optional Units Level Credit
Diabetes awareness 3 6
Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia 3 3
Provide support to adults who have experienced harm or abuse 3 5
Care for the elderly 3 2
Lead a team 3 3


This course is assessed using a series of assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. You’ll access your learning materials and submit your work online using our learner management system. Once submitted, your expert assessor will mark your work and guide you throughout the programme. To graduate you will need to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours and take part in workplace observations in order to complete this course.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification designed for individuals who work, or are aspiring to work, in a supervised role within the adult care sector.

What could this qualification lead to?

Building upon the acquired knowledge, The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a comprehensive qualification that can open up various career pathways and opportunities within the adult care sector. Here are some potential outcomes and career paths that individuals with this qualification may pursue:

  1. Senior Care Worker/Supervisor: With the Level 3 Diploma, individuals may be eligible for roles with more responsibility, such as a senior care worker or supervisor. These positions often involve overseeing the work of other care staff and coordinating care plans.
  2. Care Coordinator: Some individuals may choose to move into roles that involve coordinating care services, ensuring that the needs of individuals are met effectively and that care plans are well-managed.
  3. Care Manager: With additional experience and potentially further education, individuals may progress into care management roles. Care managers are responsible for the overall management of care services within a specific setting.
  4. Specialist Roles: The qualification provides a foundation for individuals interested in specialising in certain areas of adult care, such as dementia care, mental health support, or learning disabilities. Further training and experience may be required for these specialised roles.
  5. Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals: The Level 3 Diploma can be a stepping stone for those interested in working in healthcare settings, supporting individuals with their healthcare needs in hospitals or other healthcare facilities.


Following successful completion, learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

Once qualified, successful learners can apply for job roles such as:

  • Care home worker
  • Lead Adult Care worker
Level 3
Duration 9 Month
Delivery Online, Blended Learning
Assessment Assessment is via assignment submission only,

No Exams

Payment Plan

Payment option
Online Fee (Discounted) £1400 ( Including VAT )


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