Adult Care Level 3 Diploma Course (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

This brand new (on Jan 1st 2018), RQF listed Diploma in Adult Care home study course replaces the old Health & Social Care Diploma.
Designed to be studied independently or as a follow on from Level 2 and aims to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of topics fundamental to working in health and social care.

Students can expect to learn more about the role of the health and social care worker, the key principles of safeguarding and protecting in health and social care, the causes and spread of infection, the duty of care in health and social care settings, and much more!

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care 
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: Yes at level 3
Awarding Body: TQUK
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 400 Hours - 12 Months Support
Credit Value: 58

Students are required to have a work placement for the duration of this course 

18 tutor marked assignments to complete

Adult Care Level 3 Diploma Course (RQF)

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Course Fee: Starting at: £499.00

​​One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Unit 1: Promote communication in care settings 
Unit 2: Promote effective handling of information in care settings 
Unit 3: Promote personal development in care settings 
Unit 4: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings 
Unit 5: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings 
Unit 6: Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings 
Unit 7: Responsibilities of a care worker 
Unit 8: Duty of care in care settings 
Unit 9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings 
Unit 10: The principles of infection prevention and control 
Unit 11: Causes and spread of infection 
Unit 12: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management 
Unit 13: Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care 
Unit 14: Support positive risk-taking for individuals 
Unit 15: Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene 
Unit 16: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities 
Unit 17: Support Individuals with specific communication needs 
Unit 18: Support use of medication in social care settings

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Have a confirmed placement for duration of the whole course in abn adult care setting (Minimum 1 day per week)
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Note: Placements are not arranged by UK Open College. Students should have a confirmed placement prior to enrolment. Please do not enrol unless your placement is confirmed. If you enrol without this requirement you do so at your own risk. UK Open College will not be held responsible if you do not have a placement or your offer of placement is withdrawn.

Students will be required to nominate an "Expert Witness" within the workplace. This will be a suitably qualifed Supervisor/manager (Level 4 or above) willing to witness and feedback to you on practical tasks carried out within each assignment. This individual will be required to sign statments confirming individual tasks have been carried out. 

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care 

Qualification ref:  603/2553/7

Credit value: 58
Awarding body: TQUK

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (qualifications and credit framework) database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland. 

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by TQUK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received afer completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Potential employment opportunities include the following

Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings 
Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care 
Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments 
Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services 
Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services 
Senior support workers in supported living projects 
Sommunity-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities 
Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families 
Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models. 



Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 400. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely. 

We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.



This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered direct to your chosen address. Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you direct. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However we would ask you to allow 7 working days

All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment and portfolio building, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments and create a portfolio throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.


In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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