Adult Care Level 4 Diploma - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to work within adult social care in England working towards a lead adult qualification will enable learners to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

Learners will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery learners will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.

Lead adult care workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering lead adult care workers this standard also covers lead personal assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in adult care in England. It covers a range of topics including the importance of having the right values and behaviours. To achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

A credit-based system QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is the new way of recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for units (small steps of learning) and enables learners to gain or add onto new or existing qualifications or can offer a work-based solution to specialised learning. Choose from over 40 modules at Levels 3 – 5 to build a bespoke individual learning route or add on additional modules to existing qualifications. QCF is a flexible way of recognising and rewarding skills and qualifications.

Assessment Methods

The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.

Modes of assessment include:

  • Direct observation
  • Oral questioning
  • Case studies
  • Assignments and projects

Course Summary

Course Title Adult Care Level 4 Diploma
Entry Requirements

must hold an appropriate role in the health and social care sector and pass an
initial assessment and skills scan.

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The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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