Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England)


Level 3 health and social care

This work-based learning course covers a wide range of areas within Health and Social Care, including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs, and health care procedures.

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Key facts

  • Start date: Ongoing
  • Duration: 12-18 months
  • Location: Workplace
  • Fees: Standalone courses can be funded through the Adult Learner Loan.
    Apprenticeships can be funded through the Employer Levy.

Your future

Students can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England).

Entry requirements

Learners should be at least 18 years old and hold a Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

Mandatory Units

  • Advanced communication skills
  • Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
  • Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  • Facilitate support planning to promote positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Health and safety in health and social care settings
  • Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector

Optional Units

Optional units to the value of six credits from Option A and 28 credits from Option B will be chosen from a range of units depending on their role.


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