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City & Guilds Level 4 RQF (NVQ) Diploma in Adult Care (England)

Level 4 Diploma In Adult Care (4222-34) (601/5641/7)

The City and Guilds RQF (NVQ) Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care is ideal for those that are looking to formalise their work within the Health and Social care sector and have valid experience in the field.

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This qualification provides an excellent platform for those that are looking to progress within a care setting. The natural progression will take candidates on to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care once into a more senior position within an organisation.

This qualification would be suitable for anyone in a similar role to those listed below:

  • Care Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Support Worker/Officer
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Senior Workers
  • Team Leaders

Assessment Method

You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced.

An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. This will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include supervisors or a line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet in order to obtain this level of qualification.

There are a total of 70 credits that make up this qualification. These are generated from a series of mandatory and optional units. As part of our service, SVT will look to tailor the optional units around you as an individual, making the qualification as personal as possible for each individual.

Duration and Support

On average most learners will complete in 6-8 months. Some may take less depending on their personal circumstances and how much time they have to dedicate to the course. We will work at a pace that suits you. You will have full uncapped support for 12 months.

What are the progression routes?

On successful completion of this award, you may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) and other short courses in the Social Care sector.

Further Information

Entry Requirements:
You must be in employment in a social care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity


The cost of the course is £1045.00+VAT.  An observation fee is payable subject to location. Interest-free payment plans are also available with no credit checks. An observation fee is also payable subject to location. 

Age restrictions

The level 4 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 18.


England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What is RQF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RQF Regulated Qualification Framework ) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units and applies to England.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.

Memberships (upon application)

  • Social Care Association
  • Royal College of Nursing

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