Those working towards achieving a Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care will have, and develop further, specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility which enables them to lead in areas such as assessment or enablement, for instance. Learners will have responsibility for assessing performance and quality of care delivery. Their team members will look to them for inspiration, and they will provide coaching and mentoring to their colleagues.
Learners could work in a variety of settings in adult social care, including but not limited to residential care, domiciliary care or day centres. The qualification would also be suitable for Lead Personal Assistants who work as part of a Personal Assistant team at a senior level.
There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
The knowledge tasks are a series of questions and answers. The questions are accessed via an online e-portfolio which gives your assessor real time access to your work in order that it can be reviewed, assessed and feedback issued as soon as it has been completed. Alternatively, the traditional paper-based delivery system can be used for those who prefer to do so.
On-site assessment is required in order to complete the qualification but currently, this criteria is being fulfilled by witness testimonies provided by the registered Manager due to the Coronavirus restrictions on access to the workplace to none essential workers.
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as: