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Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Adult Placement/Shared Lives

Adult Placement/Shared Lives

Adult Placement / Shared Lives Course

City & Guilds Level 4 Adult Placement/Shared Lives

This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills of workers who are responsible for supporting shared lives placements/arrangements and Adult Placement/Shared Lives Carers.

SKU: 50961

Fees are per academic year, subject to change


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Is this course right for me?

Adult Placement/Shared Lives is a service offering short breaks, personalised day services or a full-time home to adults with learning disabilities or complex health conditions. Shared Lives carers are usually people who take someone into their own homes either permanently or temporarily to give the person’s relatives a break. This enables the person to join in with the shared lives workers’ family and community life.

This 14 month qualification will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake a role that supports shared lives placements/arrangements and Adult Placement/Shared Lives Carers.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact our work-based learning team on 01437 753 141 or via email
  • You will be expected to have successfully completed the previous level in this subject area or similar
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview

This comprises of mandatory units and a range of optional units.

Mandatory unit to be studied include:

  • Provide support for Adult Placement/ Shared Lives carers

Choose one from the optional units to make up the remaining credits for the qualification:

  • Develop understanding of dementia
  • Develop understanding of learning disability and autism
  • Develop understanding of mental ill-health

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our work-based courses.

  • You will need to bring your own device/laptop for this course, click here to find out more

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

  • No additional costs

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

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Last updated: 21/11/2023
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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