Diploma in Adult Care – Level 4

The qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualifications for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Care and Education
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 2 Years
  • Start Date *Please see below
  • End Date *Please see below
  • Day Variable
  • Times Variable
  • Fee £2100
  • Reduced Fee


  • Course Code *Please see below

This qualification is specifically designed for learners working in a senior role in Adult Social Care in England some relevant roles include:

  • Community Care /Support Officers
  • Community Care /Support Officers – office based
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Care Assessment Officer
  • Social Services Officer
  • Social Work Assistants
  • OT Assistant
  • Occupational Assessment Officer
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation and Re-ablement Assistant
  • Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer

Course dates are:

Day Start Finish Time Weeks Fee Site Course code
Variable 12-Sep-22 12-Sept-24 Variable 104 £2,100 Hele Road Centre G4PDADC0/1/1
Variable 09-Jan-23 09-Jan-25 Variable 104 £2,100 Hele Road Centre G4PDADC0/1/2
Variable 17-Apr-22 17-Apr-25 Variable 104 £2,100 Hele Road Centre G4PDADC0/1/3

Teaching and learning methods

All delivery takes place in the workplace and via the Onefile portfolio. This course is suitable for independent learners.

Modules and assessment

To achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 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.

Examples of Mandatory units include

  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  • Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people

Career options and progression

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 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400170
Email: adultadvice@exe-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a very good standard of general education together with excellent communication and motivational skills and a positive attitude. You must be employed in a health and social care managerial role, have an NVQ or QCF Competency based qualification at level 3 and considerable experience working within care plus a minimum of GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above. You will need to complete a skills scan, an initial assessment and undertake an interview.

Your Employer will need to confirm your job role and give permission for College staff to enter their premises to carry out observations of your practice.

  • Tutorial and assessor support
  • Online portfolio and resources
  • Access to the College learning resource centre
Additional Costs

Your tutor will discuss appropriate text books with you at the start of your course.

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