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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care covers the knowledge and skills required to work in a care role in a range of settings, where services support individuals with different needs. The qualification contains some units which are competence-based and some that are knowledge-based.

The qualification is aimed at care workers in a range of adult care settings such as:

  • Residential services for adult
  • Domiciliary care services
  • Day services
  • Respite services
  • Community based services

If you work in any of the following job roles, this course would be perfect for you:

  • Adult nursing support
    Maternity support
    Theatre support
    Mental health support
    Allied health profession therapy support

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in care settings. It contains both mandatory and optional units allowing learners to tailor the qualification to meet their needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of their job role. 

Diploma Course Structure

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care allows candidates to learn, develop & practice the skills & knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult care in England. 

Learners must achieve 58 credits from the 13 mandatory units and a minimum of 19 credits from the optional units. 

Mandatory Units 

  • AC M1 Promote communication in care settings (A/650/1366) 
  • AC M2 Handling information in adult care (D/650/1367) 
  • AC M3 Promote own continuous personal and professional development (F/650/1368) 
  • AC M4 Person-centred practice, choice and independence (H/650/1369) 
  • AC M4B Understand how to promote personal wellbeing (L/650/1370) 
  • AC M5 Promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights in care settings (M/650/1371) AC AC M6 Promote health and safety in care settings (R/650/1372) 
  • AC M6B Support the health and wellbeing of individuals in a care setting (T/650/1373) 
  • AC M7 Scope and responsibilities of an adult care worker (Y/650/1374) 
  • AC M8 Understand duty of care (A/650/1375) 
  • AC M9 Understand how to safeguard individuals (D/650/1376) 
  • AC M10 Understand mental capacity and restrictive practices (F/650/1377) 
  • AC M11 Infection prevention and control in a care setting (H/650/1378) 

Optional Units 

There is a range of optional units to choose from for this qualification. Your assessor will help you choose the best units to suit your requirements.


The cost of the course is £895+VAT. An observation fee is also payable subject to your location. Should you wish to pay in full by card please use code PIF10 for 10% off or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


This is a competency-based qualification and evidence is gathered by the learner as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the workplace as stated by current government legislation.

During the course of the qualification, the candidate should ideally work with at least two service users.

A range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation. 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 minimum disruption to your work routine and to try and capture as much information as possible in one visit.

Knowledge-based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional discussions.

Learners will have full access to assessor support via Telephone, WhatsApp, Online chat, email and web links.


You will have full uncapped support for 12 months with allowances for those at 70% plus completed. Subject to tutor approval.  



Entry requirements

You must be working within a adult/child care setting. The qualification is only available to candidates 16 years and older.

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.

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