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Social Care & Early Years

Adult Care - Level 4 Diploma

Start Date: 14th September 2022
Code: YHPN1890A1

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Blended Learning
  • Newtownabbey
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. Applications for 2023/24 will open in January 2023.


Duration: 1 Year Part-time
Start date: 14th September 2022
End date: 7th June 2023
Day: Wed
Time: 13:00-20:30
Information Event: Yes

Fee for 2022/2023 Academic Year:


Course Content

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in Northern Ireland. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care will provide both a practice-based qualification for specific level 4 job roles and will act as a stepping stone towards more senior practice and management. It is particularly relevant for senior care/support staff, front line managers, assistant/deputy managers, team leaders, area domiciliary care managers and senior day care workers.  You will have the option to specialise in Adults' Residential Care or Adult Care.

The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved by Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

Assessment Methods

Learners will build up a portfolio of evidence, this will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced. An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in each visit.

Learners must be 18 years of age or older and be employed in a care role in a full-time, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

On completion of this course learners will be qualified to apply for a range of senior positions in Health and Social Care. You will also gain access to higher level academic courses such as the Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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