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Level 4 City and Guilds Diploma in Adult Social Care

Higher Education

Course Overview

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. 

Designed for learners who are currently working in adult care or are looking to move into the industry.

Course Content

  • Lead communication in adult care settings
  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  • Personal development in adult care settings
  • Leading to inclusive practice in adult care settings
  • Facilitate person-centred assessment to support well-being
  • Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well-being
  • Professional practice in adult care settings
  • Working in partnership with others
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Understand safeguarding & protection in adult care settings
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector

Entry Requirement

Learners should be at least 18 years old and have GCSEs Grade C/4 in English and Maths or higher.

Relevant industry and life experience will be taken into account.


The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This includes direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Learners will need to be working or volunteering or on practical placement thus demonstarting competence in both knowledge and skills.

Where does this course lead to

The qualification could lead to progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

The course 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. 

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 Workers/Officer 
* Telecare Assistant 
* Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

Course Outline

Course Code: PRBC000
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 13/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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