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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) (Fast track)


The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is aimed at supporting lead adult care workers (i.e. senior carers) and lead personal assistants in developing or even demonstrating their skills at level 3. Aspiring staff can also undertake the diploma to prepare them for promotion at a later date.

The course is CQC recognised and is supported by Skills for Care and Skills for Health.

On this flexible Fast Track course you will be provided with learning materials to allow you to learn at your own pace and complete the programme faster than standard. Our standard programme enables participants to complete in 9 months. This includes undertaking about 8 hours of work each week. On the Fast Track course you can work faster or more intensively which will enable you to complete the work in less weeks than a fixed programme.

The course is made up of mandatory and optional units, assignments, and workplace observations. Support from an assessor is also still available on this course through email and telephone and face-to-face visits can be organised if necessary.

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Fast Track Entry Requirements:

The following are required:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • a caring and supportive approach to working with others
  • working in an appropriate care setting as a senior/lead care worker or have supervisory responsibilities
  • A good level of English to allow you to provide clear explanations.

Please contact us on 0114 247 2772 or fill in the Register Interest form at the bottom to receive an application form.

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Course Assessment:

An allocated assessor will guide you through the Fast Track Diploma and will assess your work practice through workplace observations and knowledge workshops.


Sheffield / Rotherham / Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

Our assessors will visit you in your workplace and meet you in our Sheffield training centre. Details of our location can be found here.

The Fast Track option offers you the chance to complete as many assignments as you want in your own time and in your own location, but our experienced assessors will always be on hand to answer queries by email or over the phone and will still provide one-to-one workshops if required.

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Fast Track Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Cost:

We have funding available so this course may be free of charge for you if eligible. If you are 19 years of age or over you may be able to access the Advanced Learner Loan service. We can guide you through the process to make your application as easy as possible. Click the Loan banner below to find out more information.

Contact us to find out if you are eligible or for further information, call 0114 247 2772, or fill in the Register Interest form at the bottom.

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Course Progression:

On successful completion of this course, there are opportunities to progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and other professional courses in social work and nursing.

Within the Level 3 qualification, you may decide to select units in leadership skills and/or knowledge at level 4 to support progression after the course.

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Please fill in the form below to let us know which course you are interested in. Once submitted, a member of our friendly team will get in touch via the contact details you provided to answer your query or inform you of the next steps to starting the course. 

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