Diploma in Care Level 3


Study the NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care Level 3 at your own pace with Upskill Online UK. Fast track your career in H&S Care with your very own accountability sessions with a Coach and Mentor in addition to your course Tutor, to make sure you pass with confidence and progress into a senior role. We can also help you find your next role! Get value for money – Learning Is Earning For Life.


Study NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care Level 3 entirely online. Progress into a senior role and gain a solid foundation in the Health & Social Care industry. This qualification is an introductory level, giving you the perfect stepping stone in your new career. Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow, giving you excellent value for money.

  • Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Fast track into leadership with this desirable diploma
  • Can be fast tracked and completed within a year
  • Full support around your course and future plans
  • Progress onto the Health and Social Care Level 4 Diploma.

Upskill Online UK is dedicated to help professionalise the Health & Social Care industry and you can make a difference in Adult social care. The industry is growing every year – by 2025 and it’s estimated that 2.63 million workers will be needed to fill roles within this wonderfully rewarding sector. Health and Social Care Level 2 is the perfect qualification to get you started and wanted by employers.


Qualification Number QAN: 610/0498/4

Course Units

Unit 1 – Promote equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights in care settings
Unit 2 – Handling information in Adult care
Unit 3 – Promote own continuous personal and professional development
Unit 4 – Person centred practise, choice and independence
Unit 5 – Understand how to promote personal wellbeing
Unit 6 – Promote health and safety in care settings
Unit 7 – Infection prevention and control in a care setting
Unit 8 – Support positive risk-taking for an individual
Unit 9 – Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
Unit 10 – Managing pain and discomfort
Unit 11 – Causes and spread of infection
Unit 12 – Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Unit 13 – Promote communication in care settings
Unit 14 – Support the health and wellbeing of individuals in a care setting
Unit 15 – Scope and responsibilities of an adult care worker
Unit 16 – Understand duty of care
Unit 17 – Understand how to safeguard individuals
Unit 18 – Understand mental capacity and restrictive practises
Unit 19 – Support individuals with specific communication needs

Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE – CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. You will also achieve 58 credits.

Course Assessment

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is assessed in the following two ways:

  1. Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
    Each completed unit is followed by a tutor-marked assignment (TMA) which will be completed and marked by your tutor.
  2. Observation (included)
    This course requires up to four observations (included with this course). This means that somebody will need to observe you in practice. This could be in a workplace or a voluntary placement. These practical observations will be carried out by our partners Assessor (we’ll visit you) and is already included in the course price. We offer up to four complimentary external observations for this course to any student on the UK mainland.

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care course requires you to produce a portfolio of evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured. You may be required to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning (assessed) sessions to meet the requirements of your course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however you must be at least 16 years old and have an intermediate level of English language in order to complete assignments and your portfolio. You will need to be volunteering or working on a practical placement as you will need to show competencies in both skills and knowledge.

12 months
Guided Learning Hours
What Next?
After you’ve successfully completed the NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care Level 3 you could apply for roles in a variety of settings including:
    • Day Centres / Residential Homes
    • Domiciliary Care
    • Adult Carer
    • Support Worker
    • Clinical Healthcare

You can then progress onto the Health and Social Care Level 4 Diploma or into a more senior role within the Health and Social Care industry.


You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success.


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