Diploma in Adult Care Level 3

Our diploma in Adult Care offers face to face workshops and flexible learning. It is taught by qualified staff with real experience in a care setting.

Duration: 9 months

Our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care develops the knowledge and skills you need to be an adult care worker in domiciliary settings. It helps you deal with supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

Our Adult Care training programme has been carefully constructed by our experts with nearly 30 years of experience in the sector and is designed to prepare you or your care workforce to deliver the best quality of care.

At the end of this course, you will be able to have a career working with adults in a professional and personal capacity; so if you feel it is time to progress to further education, gain a pay rise or start your very own enterprise, make a start by completing the form on this page.

To be eligible for the programme, you must be working or volunteering within a care setting.

Programme Summary

The programme empowers business owners and learners with the knowledge and skills to meet the 13 fundamental standards set by the Care Quality Commission.

Mandatory Units

There are 9 mandatory units

  1. Promote communication in care settings
  2. Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  3. Promote personal development in care settings
  4. Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
  5. Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  6. Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  7. Responsibilities of a care worker
  8. Duty of care in care settings
  9. Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Optional units

Learners select a combination of optional units to gain a further 30 + credits.

  • Co-ordinate activity provision in adult social care
  • Principles of advocacy
  • Co-ordinate the use of assistive living technology
  • Promote continence management
  • Understand how to support individuals to access and engage in education, training and employment (ETE)
  • Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Managing pain and discomfort
  • Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings
  • Understand personalisation in adult care
  • Implement positive behaviour support
  • Develop, implement and review reablement plans
  • Support individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life
  • Understand how to support individuals with foot care
  • Provide agreed support for foot care
  • Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapies
  • Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
  • Support individuals to access and use services and facilities


The course is delivered through 3 hours a week of live, interactive, teaching via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, plus coaching from experts as well as virtual classroom and pre-recorded lessons. All teaching is presently delivered remotely.

Costs and Funding

The full course fee is £2882.00.

You may be eligible for a free course if

  • this is your first level 3 qualification
  • you are a UK resident and have lived in the UK or the EU for the last three years
  • you are aged 19+
  • you live in London

Develop Your Career in Adult Care

To apply or find out more about the Diploma for Adult Care, please complete the form below, or call us on 020 8426 2666.

Please note that you must be working or volunteering within a care setting to take this course.


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What’s in it for me?

How we support your learning

We offer one to one support, digital resources and high-quality career coaching in a family atmosphere to make sure you progress in your education, work and life.

Our programme offers face to face workshops and flexible learning. Taught by qualified staff with real experience in a care setting.

Benefits for you

  • Experience tutors with one-to-one support
  • 24/7 ability to track progress and undertake assignments
  • Equivalent to an A level, accepted by universities & colleges
  • Support and career coaching to help you succeed
  • Possible help with childcare costs while you attend lessons
  • Local classes West, Central and South London