Level 4 NVQ in Care

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (NVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care)

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care is for care workers who want to develop specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility which enables them to lead in areas such as assessment or enablement, for instance. Candidates will have responsibility for assessing performance and quality of care delivery. Their team members will look to them for inspiration, and they will provide coaching and mentoring to their colleagues. Candidates can work in a number of settings such as residential care, domiciliary care or day centres. The qualification would also be suitable for Lead Personal Assistants who work as part of a Personal Assistant team at a senior level.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course within a year. The course has a 319-395 guided learning hours requirement.

Course Delivery and Support - Level 4 Health and Social Care

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery.

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 12 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £795. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £174 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £174.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to achieve at least 70 credits to be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.A minimum of 36 credits must be at level 4 or above 28 of the credits will be achieved by completing the following 9 units. You will be expected to achieve the remaining 30 credits from the optional units. At least 6 of the credits from the optional units will need to be at level 3.

Unit 1: Lead communication in adult care settings
Unit 2: Develop, maintain and use records and reports
Unit 3: Personal development in adult care settings
Unit 4: Lead inclusive practice in adult care settings
Unit 5: Lead health and safety in adult care settings
Unit 6: Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing
Unit 7: Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing
Unit 8: Professional practice in adult care settings
Unit 9: Working in partnership with others
Unit 10: Understand personalisation in care and support services
Unit 11: Understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settings
Unit 12: Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector

Assessment of this Level 4 Health and Social Care Qualification

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements for this Care Workers Course

This Level 4 in Care course is open to anyone working in a health and social care setting. You will need to be at least 16 years old. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What can l do after completion?

You can go on to complete other higher education courses in health and social care including the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

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