The City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (4222-34) is aimed at candidates who work in Adult Care settings, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and are looking to progress within the care setting.

The Level 4 Diploma is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in Adult Social Care in England in roles similar to the below:

  • Care Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Support Worker/Officer
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Senior Workers
  • Team Leaders


Course Structure

Through the Learning Assistant platform provided by City & Guilds, you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Health & Social Care.

To gain the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care you must complete 12 mandatory units and choose from a range of optional units, covering both your knowledge and your working practice. Your assessor will discuss the optional units with you and help you to decide which units would be beneficial to you.


Mandatory Units

Unit 143: Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 410: Advanced Communication Skills

Unit 411: Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 412: Equality and Diversity in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 413: Facilitate Person Centred Assessment to Support Wellbeing of Individuals

Unit 414: Facilitate Support Planning to Ensure Positive Outcomes for Individuals and to Support Well Being

Unit 415: Understand Personalisation in Care and Support Services

Unit 416: Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Settings

Unit 417: Professional Practice in Health and Social Care for Adults or Children and Young People

Unit 418: Safeguard Children and Young People who are Present in the Adult Social Care Sector

Unit 637: Develop, Maintain and Use Records and Reports

Unit 681: Understand Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Settings


Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically on the Learning Assistant Platform with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



You will build up a portfolio of evidence in the form of written statements or “Reflective Accounts” along with supporting work products you have produced. Observations will be undertaken by a member of the Health & Social Care assessment team. You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include a supervisor, line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.



A member of the Health & Social Care assessment team will visit you in the workplace at some point during your course to 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 in one visit as possible.


Age Restrictions

The City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) is not approved for those under the age of 18.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 4 Diploma is 6-8 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Social Care assessment team for 12 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone, email or over the Learning Assistant platform.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.


The cost of the course is £995.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course. Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


Membership with Professional Bodies

Successful completion of this course allows you the opportunity to apply for membership with:

  • The Social Care Association
  • The Royal College of Nursing