NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 4
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does this 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.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for those working as a lead practitioner in adult care.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 18 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How is this qualification structured?
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.
At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.
How is it assessed?
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.
How long will it take to complete this qualification?
The qualification can usually be completed in 12–18 months.
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.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The qualification could lead to progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.
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.
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.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.
The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods.
Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document which can be found below.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
2021-22 AT 60326189 V1.0LessMore info Download
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