The TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge, skills, and competence in a wide range of roles in a health and social care setting.

Learners must be in paid employment or a  voluntary position to enable an assessment.

The purpose of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace and to enable learners to progress to a higher level qualification in the same subject area.



580 hours approx




Diploma Level 3



Learners must achieve all the mandatory and optional units to a minimum of 58 credits.

More than 50% of the credit must be at level 3 or above (i.e. 30 credits)

Course content:

Nine mandatory units:

  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote health, safety, and well-being in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings

plus a selection of optional units relevant to your place of work.

We work in partnership with TQUK to offer our learners a range of vocational qualifications under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is the way of recognising achievemnet through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units.

Taking this approach provides a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables you to progress in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit. 

TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Our Social Care (RQF) courses meet the continuing development needs of healthcare workers in community residential settings, nursing homes, and private care providers.

College address

50 Don Street, St. Helier