What you will learn

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in Adult Social Care. This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment or career progression in Adult Care. It covers a range of topics, including:

  • Understand how to manage a team
  • Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and support well being
  • Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life
  • Understand sensory loss
  • Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions
  • Support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
  • Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
  • Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care

Ideal if

This qualification will suit you if you have experience in working in a senior role within the Adult Social Care sector and want to develop your knowledge further. This level is suitable:

  • Team leader / manager
  • Care/ Support supervisor
  • Rehabilitation and Re-ablement Assistant
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Independence Support Assistant

What to expect

A work placement is required for this course, you will be assessed at work for each unit. Your assessor will watch and asks questions as you perform tasks, and look at a portfolio of work that you’ve built as formal evidence of your learning. Then confirm you’ve got the skills to do the job well.

What next

On completion you can progress your career within the Adult Care industry, either into a management role or onto a Level 5 / degree level qualification.

Attendance days

Delivered roll-on roll-off, you can start at any time of the year with weekly one – one support from your tutor over 9 months.

Salary and Career expectations

The UK average salary for a Care Worker is £33,258. You could care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings. With further training you could work in children’s residential homes. You could work in roles such as a care worker, personal assistant, support and outreach worker, health care assistant and many more.


Learners must already hold a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care

Level 3 courses are fully funded if you are a school leaver

  • are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification
  • already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£25,000 from 1st August 2024)
  • already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed

19+ L3 – Student Loans can be applied for Advanced Learner Loan

Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. Check if you’re eligible before you apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. Ask your college or training provider about grants before you apply for a loan as you may be entitled.

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