NCFE LEVEL 3 Diploma in
Adult Care

Employability Sector

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator

Qualification
Level

Level 3
Diploma

Awarding
Body

NCFE Program Length – 6 months

Program
Length

6-9
months

WHAT DOES THIS QUALIFICATION COVER?

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.

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.

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care
  • Daily living needs
  • Health and social care procedures
  • Supporting individuals with dementia
  • Promoting mental health and well-being.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay for your course fees. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4, will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year!