Diploma in Adult Care - Level 3 (City and Guilds)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 3 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £1232.00 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is a competency based course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks in your workplace. This is primarily for those working in a senior position in a face-to-face role with service users. You will undertake a range of mandatory units some of which are listed below and choice of optional units dependent on your professional pathway. *Please see below

Unit 301 Promote personal development in care settings

Unit 302 Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings

Unit 303 Promote communication in care settings

Unit 304 Promote effective handling of information in care settings

Unit 305 Duty of care in care settings

All of your knowledge work will be assessed by assignments and your practice will be assessed in your workplace by a range of methods including observations in line with the requirements of the City & Guilds of London Institute. You will be supported by your Skills officer to build an electronic portfolio of evidence.

Course dates are:-

  • 09-Sep-19 to 06-Sep-21
  • 06-Jan-20 to 05-Jan-22
  • 20-Apr-20 to 18-Apr-22 

. **This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Click here for further information.

What topics will I study?

Examples of optional units:


Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions The principles of Infection Prevention and Control Understand Physical Disability Understand Sensory Loss


Providing Independent Advocacy support Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects Provide support to continue recommended therapies Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

What are the entry requirements?

You must be working in a senior position in health and social care setting and must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) for your employer. You need excellent communication and organisational skills and be motivated to learn. You will have to undertake an interview and complete a skills scan.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

The course is designed to enhance your professional qualifications and to provide you with continuous professional development opportunities. It can also lead to studying for a Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Are there any additional costs?

Peripatetic assessment is included in the fee.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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