NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care




Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care


Through this qualification, you will gain the knowledge, understanding, and skills required when working in lead practitioner roles in adult care provision.

The qualification will enable you to progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centers, an individual’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.

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
  • 18 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

For this qualification learners will need to be at least 18 years old and have a minimum standard of level 2 functional skills English and maths

Module Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits to achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.

36 credits must be achieved from the mandatory group. Learners must achieve 34 credits from the optional units.

Mandatory Group

36 credits must be achieved from the   mandatory group.
Unit titleUnit typeLevelCredit
Lead communication in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills44
Develop, maintain and use records and reportsKnowledge/Skills43
Personal development in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills44
Lead inclusive practice in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills43
Lead health and safety in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills43
Facilitate person-centred assessment to support well-beingKnowledge/Skills42
Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well- beingKnowledge/Skills42
Professional practice in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills43
Working in partnership with othersKnowledge/Skills44
Understand personalisation in care and support servicesKnowledge44
Understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settingsKnowledge42
Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sectorKnowledge/Skills42

Optional Group

 Achieve 34 credits from the optional units.
Unit titleUnit typeLevelCredit
Advocacy in adult careKnowledge/Skills45
Co-ordinate the use of assistive living technologyKnowledge/Skills44
Support the development of community partnershipsKnowledge/Skills45
Lead practice to support individuals to access and engage in education, training or employment (ETE)Knowledge/Skills44
Lead practice in providing information, advice and guidanceKnowledge/Skills44
Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005Knowledge33
Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settingsKnowledge/Skills34
Develop, implement and review reablement plansKnowledge/Skills44
Support individuals to access and use services and facilitiesKnowledge/Skills34
Support individuals to access and manage direct paymentsKnowledge/Skills44
Support individuals to access housing and accommodation servicesKnowledge/Skills34
Support the spiritual well-being of individualsKnowledge/Skills33
Support carers to meet the care needs of individualsKnowledge/Skills34
Specialist areas of careKnowledge/Skills45
Undertake research in adult careKnowledge/Skills48
Promote innovation and change in adult careKnowledge/Skills43
Manage induction in adult careKnowledge/Skills43
Lead learning and development in adult careKnowledge/Skills44
Mentoring in adult social careKnowledge/Skills44
Partnership working in adult social careKnowledge/Skills44


Completion of this qualification could lead to progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) qualification.

The qualification will enable learners to progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, an individual’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

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

Learners can progress into a number of lead practitioner job roles within the adult care sector, such as:

  •  Community Care/Support Officer
  •  Social Care Assessor
  •  Care Assessment Officer
  •  Social Services Officer
  •  Brokerage Worker
  •  Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
  •  Independence Support Assistant
  •  Reablement Support Worker/Officer
  •  T elecare Assistant
  •  Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification will support learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in their area of responsibility and enable learners to promote a values-based culture within their setting.
This qualification can act as a progression route from the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification.
The qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.


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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