NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma In Adult Care




Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care


This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Delivery Methods

Keyplan College of Colombo level 2 certificate in principles of business and administration provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to:

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Teacher support
  • KC Colombo online  portal ( 24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
  • Assignments briefing
  • Excellent quality of study notes
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Online library.
  • Fully accredited UK courses
  • Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email ( Monday to Friday)
  • Proper support to our students until they completed the course.


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The programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 12 Months
  • 24 Months

Course Delivery

  • Online
  • In class ( We have different fee structure for in class students )

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma.
Learners must achieve 28 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

At least 35 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

Module Structure

Mandatory Units

Promote communication in care settingsKnowledge/ skills33
Promote effective handling of information in care settingsKnowledge/ skills32
Promote personal development in care settingsKnowledge/ skills33
Promote person-centred approaches in care settingsKnowledge/ skills36
Promote equality and inclusion in care settingsKnowledge/ skills32
Promote health, safety and well-being in care settingsKnowledge/ skills36
Responsibilities of a care workerKnowledge/ skills22
Duty of care in care settingsKnowledge31
Safeguarding and protection in care settingsKnowledge23

Optional Units

Unit titleUnit typeLevelCredit
Co-ordinate activity provision in adult social careKnowledge/ skills34
Principles of advocacyKnowledge34
Co-ordinate the use of assistive living technologyKnowledge/ skills44
Promote continence managementKnowledge/ skills34
Understand how to support individuals to access and engage in education, training and employment (ETE)Knowledge33
Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferencesKnowledge/ skills35
Managing pain and discomfortKnowledge/ skills33
Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005Knowledge33
Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settingsKnowledge/ skills34
Understand personalisation in adult careKnowledge33
Implement positive behaviour supportKnowledge/ skills36
Develop, implement and review reablement plansKnowledge/ skills44
Support individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday lifeKnowledge/ skills34
Understand how to support individuals with foot careKnowledge23
Provide agreed support for foot careKnowledge/ skills23
Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapiesKnowledge/ skills33
Move and position individuals in accordance with their care planKnowledge/ skills24
Support individuals to access and use services and facilitiesKnowledge/ skills34
Support independence in the tasks of daily livingKnowledge/ skills25
Work in partnership with families to support individualsKnowledge/ skills33
Implement therapeutic group activitiesKnowledge/ skills34
Support individuals to live at homeKnowledge/ skills34
Support individuals during a period of changeKnowledge/ skills34
Support individuals to access and manage direct paymentsKnowledge/ skills44
Support individuals to access housing and accommodation servicesKnowledge/ skills34
Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environmentsKnowledge/ skills33
Support the spiritual well-being of individualsKnowledge/ skills33
Support individuals to meet personal care needsSkills22

The rules of combination of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will not allow the following units to be taken together.

 If taken cannot be taken (and vice versa)
Unit titleUnit ref.Unit no.Unit title
Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialistsD/616/6376HSC S 31Support individuals who are substance users
Support individuals at the end of lifeD/616/6359HSC S 13End of life care


Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

  • Senior Care Support Worker
  • Lead Personal

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England). Learners may also progress on to qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.


Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:
• Senior Care Support Worker
• Lead Personal Assistant.


The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

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