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C&G Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland)

This course is suitable for all adult students who wish to gain competence-based qualification at higher level, specifically designed for learners wanting to work in adult social care in northern Ireland setting. The course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching and practical work placements. Both these elements are a compulsory part of the course. There is a focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and values to support progression in career.
1 Years
Level 4

Course Structure

A minimum of 70 credits is required to obtain full qualification with a variety of mandatory and optional units delivered throughout the year These include topics such as:    

Sem 1      

  • Advanced communication skills         
  • Personal development         
  • Equality and diversity in health settings
  • Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
  • Understand personalisation in care and support services         
  • Health and safety in health and care settings         
  • Professional practice in health and care settings
  • Safeguard children and young people
  • Develop maintain and use records and reports
  • Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
  • Understand professional supervision practice        

Sem 2

  • Understand how to manage a team         
  • Understand the factors affecting older people
  • Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life
  • Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions
  • Provide information advice and guidance
  • Support individuals with multiple conditions and /or disabilities        
  • Share knowledge and good practice
  • Appraise staff performance


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Available Sessions

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C&G Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland)



Time: 09:30-17:00



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Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week10 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials. 

Mandatory Additional assessment Direct observation within registered care setting with assessor to undertake planned assessments Personal Study  Students will be studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials. Work placement – students will be required to be in a senior role within a registered health and social are setting so that evidence for criteria can be obtained  

Entry Requirements

  To apply for this course, you must apply be aged 18 and over be working in a senior role within a registered health and social care setting and preferably have obtained level 3 diploma in health and social care

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

  Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies, reflective accounts, recognition of prior learning, questions and answers, direct observations in the work environment, and professional discussions. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online planning feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

  On successful completion of the course you many apply to study at Level 5 Diploma in health and social or apply for varying senior competence-based roles within health and social care pathways

How will it make me more employable?

This qualification will support staff with Continuous Professional Development within the Care industry.  This will then lead on to progression to the Level 5 in Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care which will allow them to manage a Health care setting in a managerial role.

Additional Costs

   Some students may be required to renew own registration fess with NISCC This will be in the region of £30 per year. To attend  further placement, students will be required to have an enhanced Access NI check completed which will cost £33.


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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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