Course Description

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Global Edulink

Are you looking for a career in healthcare and services?

Does caring for people and improving their lives interest you? Do you already work in the health care sector and want to further your education and employment opportunities? The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is designed to be studied as follow-on from Level 2 or as an independent course to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of working in healthcare and public care sectors.  Learners will gain an understanding of the key principles of safeguarding and protecting individuals and learning about the job role of a healthcare worker. In addition, learners will gain knowledge in how to identify the cause of infection, how to curb the spread of infection, and the roles and responsibilities of the health and social care setting. Learners can gain employment in the healthcare and public care sectors, or progress to the next level in their education. The qualification will equip learners of a deeper understanding of the subject area.

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care aims to develop the competence, skills and knowledge in a range of roles in the healthcare and public care setting. The qualification enables learners to support and develop their job role in the workplace. The course will cover areas of responsibilities including assessment, assessing performance, coaching and delivering quality care service.

Why study at Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more rewarding and enriching.

Course Curriculum

1: Promote Communication In Care Settings

2: Promote Effective Handling Of Information In Care Settings

3: Promote Personal Development In Care Settings

4: Promote Person-Centred Approaches In Care Settings

5: Promote Equality And Inclusion In Care Settings

6: Promote Health, Safety And Wellbeing In Care Settings

7: Responsibilities Of A Care Worker

8: Duty Of Care In Care Settings

9: Safeguarding And Protection In Care Settings

10: The Principles Of Infection Prevention And Control

11: Causes And Spread Of Infection

12: Cleaning, Decontamination And Waste Management

13: Move And Position Individuals In Accordance With Their Care Plan

14: Support Positive Risk Taking For Individuals

15: Support Individuals To Maintain Personal Hygiene

16: Support Individuals To Access And Use Services And Facilities

17: Support Individuals With Specific Communication Needs

18: Support Use Of Medication In Social Care Settings

Access duration

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

Course Benefits

  • Eligibility for an NUS extra discount card
  • Fully accredited UK courses
  • 24/7 access to our user friendly learning portal
  • Tutor support Monday-Friday
  • Excellent quality video tutorials
  • Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email

Method of assessment

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a 580 TQT, 58-credit and 399-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of 9 mandatory units (28 credits) and from optional units (30 credits) to achieve a total of 58 credits.

To pass this course the learner must regularly submit assignments. The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place to give learners the opportunity to:

  • Meet the standard determined by the assessment criteria
  • Achieve the learning outcomes

All units within these qualifications are internally assessed. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. Learners can take 12 – 18months to complete this course.

Course Objectives

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care has been developed to give learners the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to engage with patients who need physical care
  • Meeting and supporting patients with emotional needs
  • Learn how to follow health and social care procedures
  • Supporting individuals with dementia
  • Progress to related general qualifications

Course Description

  • Qualification type:NCFE CACHE Professional Qqualification
  • Qualification title:NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level:Level 3
  • Minimum entry age: 16
  • Accreditation status:Accredited
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH):399
  • Credits:58
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):580
  • Qualification number (QN):603/2618/9
  • Availability:UK and Wales


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

Awarding Body

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.


College Name Global Edulink
Course Category Care of the Older Person, Health Care
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 489
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements Learners will need to be over the age of 19, and must demonstrate the following: • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 2 or higher • Basic level of literacy, numeracy and ICT ability In order to qualify for the program you will need to submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following; • Proof of educational qualifications • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving licence. Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.
Career Path The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in the healthcare sector, health and social care and public services and care sector. This course provides learners with realistic and appropriate career related opportunities to progress into employment in residential homes, nursing homes, day centres, and domiciliary care and in clinical healthcare settings. After successful completion of this course, you can go on to study further units in order to gain employment opportunities. Learners can also progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care. The job roles learners can get into with this certificate, along with the average UK salary per annum according to, is given below, • Personal Assistant – £25,139 per annum • Care Worker – £15,168 per annum • Home Care Assistant – £14,674 per annum • Community Support Worker – £17,014 per annum • Residential Caregiver – £16,384 per annum
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