NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
- 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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