This qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a senior role with adults in an adult care setting.

The qualification prepares learners to manage complex situations found in Adult Care, and to give advice and guidance to customers and service users of different care services and is recognized by employers as conferring occupational competence at this level.

A total of 70 credits are needed for this qualification to be achieved.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the adult care sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a range of senior roles across the sector.

You complete twelve mandatory units at level 4:

  • Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  • Professional practice in social care for adults
  • Work in partnership in adult care settings
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Personal development in social care settings
  • Equality and diversity in adult care settings
  • Health and safety in adult care settings
  • Facilitate person-centred assessment to support the well-being of individuals
  • Facilitate support planning to promote positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services
  • Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
  • Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult sector

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services