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L4 Diploma in Adult Care Level 4 | Diploma in Adult Care (England)

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We are pleased to announce the long-awaited Level 4 course, which is suitable for those who wish to develop onwards from Level 3 but are not yet quite ready to undertake the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

SGS College has a long-standing and proud reputation in providing excellence in higher-level qualifications in health and social care.

  • SGS is unique in that our tutors, trainers and assessment team are highly regarded professionals with speciality expertise
  • Our teaching and support team has current and occupational experience within the CQC, the Department of Health, the NHS, private and public sector directorship and senior management

Quotes from former students

“Outstanding course, will be proposing to send all our senior staff.”

“Informative and fun.”

“At last! A course led by professionals with current occupational experience.”

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification covers a range of topics directly related to the knowledge and skills needed to work in health and social care, with adults.

Mandatory areas covered are:

  • Advanced communication, equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Personal development
  • Person-centred assessment and personalisation
  • Health and safety
  • Support planning
  • Professional practice
  • Working in partnership
  • Use of records and reports

The wide range of optional units will allow them to cover areas such as:

  • Independent advocacy and awareness of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Administration of medication to individuals with dementia
  • Communication with individuals with dementia
  • Sharing knowledge and good practice
  • Monitoring in social care
  • Promoting assistive technology
  • Appraising staff performance
  • Understanding how to manage a team
  • Understanding professional supervision in practice

All learners will complete the mandatory units and then a selection of optional units, allowing them to tailor their learning and acquire specific knowledge and skills appropriate to the setting where they work and to their job role. This is a QCF qualification.

Who is this qualification designed for?

This qualification is specifically designed for learners who work in health and social care in adult settings and want to develop skills and knowledge in order to demonstrate their competence in their role. This qualification is for learners who are at least 19 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for learners, but centres must ensure that learners have the skills, potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be working in an industry-related role with suitable experience and it is recommended that you already hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, professional discussion and written assignments. There are monthly classroom sessions that provide underpinning knowledge, support and a chance to meet peers in the industry.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Diploma requires 70 credits.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will enable learners to confirm their occupational competence in a range of roles such as community care support officers, social care, social services officer, social care assistant or physiotherapy assistant.

What related qualifications can you progress onto?

Learners may also be able to progress onto further learning, such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

For further information, please contact Karen Ashley:

01453 761107
[email protected]

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Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (54 minutes ago)

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January 2020

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

1st Aug 2019 - 31st Jul 2021
1st Aug 2019 - 31st Jul 2021
Stroud CampusTBC12:00am - 12:00am
12:00am - 12:00am
Stroud Campus

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