• Course level: Beginner


What does this qualification cover? This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Who is it suitable for? All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

What are the entry requirements? Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements, but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured? Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed? The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task.

How many credits are required to complete it? 58

How long will it take to complete this qualification? Learners can usually complete the qualification in 12–24 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification? Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

What related qualifications can you progress to? Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Topics for this course

50 Lessons4h 30m

Care Certificate

Standard 1: Understand your role
Standard 2: learning outcomes
Standard 3: Duty of Care
Standard 4: Your personal development
Standard 5: Work in a Person-centred Way
Standard 6: Communication
Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity
Standard 8: Fluids and Nutrition
Standard 9: Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities
Standard 10: Safeguarding Adults
Standard 11: Safeguarding Children
Standard 12: Basic Life Support
Standard 13: Health and Safety
Standard 14: Handling Information
Standard 15: Infection Prevention and Control
Standard-2 learning outcomes
Standard-3 learning outcomes
The Care Certificate – Equality and Diversity – Standard-4

Week 1 – Promote communication in care settings

Week 2 – Promote effective handling of information in care settings

Week 3 – Promote personal development in care settings

Week 4 – Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

Week 5 – Promote equality and inclusion in care settings?

Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings

Week 6 – Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings

Week 7 – Responsibilities of a care worker

Week 8 – Duty of care in care settings

Week 9 – Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Week 10 – Causes and spread of infection

Week 11 – The principles of infection prevention and control

Week 12 – Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

Week 13 – Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

Student Feedback


Total 11 Ratings

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this course is very educative and it is stressfree

This course is very explainatory, it has broadened and widened my understanding about the delivery of care and support as a social care worker.


The courses are well articulated. Kudos to LCA

A good learning experience with well organized learning modules

Yeah. I learnt a lot of important things about the care service industry and also about workplace safety.

I enjoyed the course because they carefully explained in detail using videos.

I must say that this is an amazing online learning platform. I love the fact that the courses are well arranged and outlined for easy learning. Also, the online instructors are always ready to give a helping hand whenever the need arises

This is the most amazing online learning platform I have experienced. I love that it is self-paced with guided learning from instructors who are accessible. Also, the quality of their courses is commendable and offers valuable skills for personal and career development.

wow, I have learned a lot from this course, and I am still learning because learning and self-improvement is a continuous development.

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  • Level - 3
  • Minimum entry age - 16
  • GLH - 399
  • TQT - 580
  • Credit Value - 58

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