TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)


Pursuing a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care signifies an individual’s ability to distinguish themselves to prospective employers within the care sector, as well as cultivate a robust foundation of care-related competencies and expertise. This course provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental ideas in contemporary healthcare, including the duty of care, safeguarding and protection, strategies for promoting well-being, and ways for addressing the unique needs of individuals. By undertaking this course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively fulfil various healthcare jobs.

If an individual is already employed in a care-based profession, obtaining this certificate will validate their skills and abilities for assuming higher-level positions in hospitals, domiciliary care, community assistance, and other care environments. The successful completion of this accredited adult care course would also enable individuals to explore potential self-employment prospects within private care positions.

Having the Care Quality Commission (CQC)-recognized course demonstrates one’s expertise, competencies, and adherence to professional benchmarks in the provision of care for people across various care settings, including residential, assisted living, home care, primary care, and acute health.

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be 16 years and above. Learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Optional UnitsLevelCredit
Diabetes awareness36
Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia33
Provide support to adults who have experienced harm or abuse35
Care for the elderly32
Lead a team33

Learners must achieve all credits from all mandatory units. Additionally, they must achieve 19 credits from optional units.

Mandatory UnitsLevelCredit
Agreed Ways of Working in Care Settings33
Duty of Care in Care Settings32
Effective Communication in Care Settings34
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Care Settings33
Handling Information in Care Settings32
Health and Safety in Care Settings33
Importance of Choice and Independence in Care Settings32
Importance of Health and Wellbeing33
Infection Prevention and Control in Care Settings32
Mental Capacity and Restrictive Practice in Care Settings33
Person-Centred Practice in Care Settings33
Safeguarding in Care Settings34
The Importance of Continuous Development33
The Importance of Personal Wellbeing32


Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the WFC online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain assignment marks and feedback.
  • Gain a fully accredited UK certificate.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.

Who is it suitable for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a qualification designed for individuals who work, or are aspiring to work, in a supervised role within the adult care sector.

What could this qualification lead to?

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a comprehensive qualification that can open up various career pathways and opportunities within the adult care sector. Here are some potential outcomes and career paths that individuals with this qualification may pursue:

  1. Senior Care Worker/Supervisor: With the Level 3 Diploma, individuals may be eligible for roles with more responsibility, such as a senior care worker or supervisor. These positions often involve overseeing the work of other care staff and coordinating care plans.
  2. Care Coordinator: Some individuals may choose to move into roles that involve coordinating care services, ensuring that the needs of individuals are met effectively and that care plans are well-managed.
  3. Care Manager: With additional experience and potentially further education, individuals may progress into care management roles. Care managers are responsible for the overall management of care services within a specific setting.
  4. Specialist Roles: The qualification provides a foundation for individuals interested in specialising in certain areas of adult care, such as dementia care, mental health support, or learning disabilities. Further training and experience may be required for these specialised roles.
  5. Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals: The Level 3 Diploma can be a stepping stone for those interested in working in healthcare settings, supporting individuals with their healthcare needs in hospitals or other healthcare facilities.


This course is assessed using a series of assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. You’ll access your learning materials and submit your work online using our learner management system. Your expert assessor will mark your work and guide you throughout the programme. You will need to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours and take part in workplace observations in order to complete this course.


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
  • Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events
  • Lead Adult Care Apprenticeships.

Successful learners can apply for job roles such as:

  • Care home worker
  • Lead Adult Care worker


This Level 3 Diploma in Adult is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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