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Level 4 Adult Care NCFE CACHE Diploma

Higher Education

Course Overview

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:develop the fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in their job role. The qualification is essentially practical, underpinned by the theoretical and technical knowledge applied to the everyday role of a lead practitioner in adult care.

Course Content

To complete the level 4 diploma in Adult Care the learner must achieve a minimum of 70 credits,  36 credits from the mandatory units, and a minimum of 34 credits from the optional units. At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

Mandatory units include the following

  • Lead communication in adult care settings
  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports Knowledge/Skills 
  • Personal development in adult care settings Knowledge/Skills 
  • Lead inclusive practice in adult care settings Knowledge/Skills 
  • Lead health and safety in adult care settings Knowledge/Skills 
  • 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 and protection in adult care settings 
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector

Entry Requirement

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care is for learners employed in a lead role in the care sector, e.g. Team Leader, Senior Care Worker, Senior Re-enablement Worker, Senior Therapy Assistant. 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 


The learners are supported by a occupational competent business trainer using an e-portfolio platform who will meet with them on a regular basis. They will use a variety of different assessment methods to assess units holistically for this qualification which may include

  • Taught sessions
  • Group Work
  • Observation of practice by the assessor or senior work colleagues
  • Work Products
  • Professional Discussions
  • Case studies.

Where does this course lead to

Learners can then choose to progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Adult Care or specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work and use the qualification to advance in their chosen career pathway.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC236
Study Mode: Higher Education
Start Date: 01/08/2023
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2746.00)
Registration Fees: £136.00
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