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TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)


Pursuing a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care signifies an individual’s ability to distinguish themselves to prospective employers within the care sector, as well as cultivate a robust foundation of care-related competencies and expertise. This course provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental ideas in contemporary healthcare, including the duty of care, safeguarding and protection, strategies for promoting well-being, and ways for addressing the unique needs of individuals. By undertaking this course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively fulfil various healthcare jobs.

If an individual is already employed in a care-based profession, obtaining this certificate will validate their skills and abilities for assuming higher-level positions in hospitals, domiciliary care, community assistance, and other care environments. The successful completion of this accredited adult care course would also enable individuals to explore potential self-employment prospects within private care positions.

Having the Care Quality Commission (CQC)-recognized course demonstrates one’s expertise, competencies, and adherence to professional benchmarks in the provision of care for people across various care settings, including residential, assisted living, home care, primary care, and acute health.

Delivery Methods

London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning and online learning.

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain assignment marks and feedback.
  • Gain a fully accredited UK certificate.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.


Level 3 Diploma in Adult programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 06 Months (Fast Track)
  • 09 Months


This Level 3 Diploma in Adult is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

Course Delivery

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be 16 years and above. Learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Module Structure

Learners must achieve all credits from all mandatory units. Additionally, they must achieve 19 credits from optional units.

Mandatory Units Level Credit
Agreed Ways of Working in Care Settings 3 3
Duty of Care in Care Settings 3 2
Effective Communication in Care Settings 3 4
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings 3 3
Handling Information in Care Settings 3 2
Health and Safety in Care Settings 3 3
Importance of Choice and Independence in Care Settings 3 2
Importance of Health and Wellbeing 3 3
Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings 3 2
Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings 3 3
Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings 3 3
Safeguarding in Care Settings 3 4
The Importance of Continuous Development 3 3
The Importance of Personal Wellbeing 3 2



Optional Units Level Credit
Diabetes awareness 3 6
Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia 3 3
Provide support to adults who have experienced harm or abuse 3 5
Care for the elderly 3 2
Lead a team 3 3

Who is it suitable for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a qualification designed for individuals who work, or are aspiring to work, in a supervised role within the adult care sector.

What could this qualification lead to?

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a comprehensive qualification that can open up various career pathways and opportunities within the adult care sector. Here are some potential outcomes and career paths that individuals with this qualification may pursue:

  1. Senior Care Worker/Supervisor: With the Level 3 Diploma, individuals may be eligible for roles with more responsibility, such as a senior care worker or supervisor. These positions often involve overseeing the work of other care staff and coordinating care plans.
  2. Care Coordinator: Some individuals may choose to move into roles that involve coordinating care services, ensuring that the needs of individuals are met effectively and that care plans are well-managed.
  3. Care Manager: With additional experience and potentially further education, individuals may progress into care management roles. Care managers are responsible for the overall management of care services within a specific setting.
  4. Specialist Roles: The qualification provides a foundation for individuals interested in specialising in certain areas of adult care, such as dementia care, mental health support, or learning disabilities. Further training and experience may be required for these specialised roles.
  5. Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals: The Level 3 Diploma can be a stepping stone for those interested in working in healthcare settings, supporting individuals with their healthcare needs in hospitals or other healthcare facilities.


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
  • Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events
  • Lead Adult Care Apprenticeships.

Successful learners can apply for job roles such as:

  • Care home worker
  • Lead Adult Care worker


This course is assessed using a series of assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. You’ll access your learning materials and submit your work online using our learner management system. Your expert assessor will mark your work and guide you throughout the programme. You will need to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours and take part in workplace observations in order to complete this course.

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