Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

This qualification will close to new registrations on 31 December 2017

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification acts as a progression route from the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (England) qualification to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (90 credits) qualification. It will support you in the development of a number of job roles in the adult social care sector.

Who is it suitable for?

All those who are working in adult social care.

What are the entry requirements?

You 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 it assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration or assignment, and coursework.

How many credits are required to complete it?

To gain this qualification, you must gain a minimum of 70 credits.
36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B.
At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

How long does it take to complete?

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) can usually be completed in 12 to 18 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (90 credits) qualification.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the funding page.