Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

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Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma | This specialist course gives you an in depth understanding of different aspects of health and social care. The qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

This is a comprehensive course for individuals wanting to progress into higher education and/or a career in a wide range of professions within the fields of health and social care. The course provides a foundation for a range of careers including nursing, radiography, speech therapy, children’s nursing, occupational therapy, podiatry, primary teaching, social work, operating department practitioner, mental health and dental nursing. It also enables access to higher education degrees.

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

The focus of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is in delivering physical and emotional support, enabling Care to clients whether in Health & Social Care, public, private or voluntary sectors.

The Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma course is designed to be relevant to learners who will be delivering Care; often without direct supervision, demonstrating a degree of responsibility and autonomy and making decisions within previously agreed boundaries.The course is planned so that you can learn about the caring community, including various groups and organisations working with those who have a have a disability, young individuals, vulnerable adults and older people with a range of needs, in a variety of different settings.

This vocational course will prepare you for jobs in the Health and Social Care sector such as support/care workers.  It can also lead on to higher education in Health and Social Care sector or onto further study at University to gain qualifications in nursing, physiotherapy, or social work, studying at degree level.

Course Length: 3 – 6 months;

Start dates:  January April, July, September;

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Course Structure

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Equality Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Values and Planning in Social Care
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults and promoting Independence

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

It will be internally assessed by a range of methods. This will include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, questioning and witness testimony from colleagues or managers. Learners will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

You can go on to a degree in nursing, midwifery, sociology, psychology, social work, criminology or youth work, or progress to higher education HND course in managing health and care services, social policy or teacher training. If you wish to go into employment straight away, you could work in a registered care home, community work, the voluntary sector, a hospital or primary care trust.

It’s all about helping people. Careers in healthcare are about helping people who are having problems with their physical health. Careers in social care are concerned with helping vulnerable people in the community and providing them with support so that they can benefit from a much more improved way of life.

Examples of jobs opportunities for a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care graduate:

  • Healthcare support worker
  • Care assistant
  • Support worker – supported living
  • Home care support worker
  • Care supervisor
  • Social services officer
  • Outreach development worker
  • Community support worker
  • Applicants must be 19+, motivated to study with a clear intention to progress to a higher education course;
  • There are flexible qualification requirements for admission, but all applicants will be interviewed during the admissions process.
  • Applicants will need to take a diagnostic assessment of literacy (unless already qualified to Level 2 in English and Maths)


You can choose to fund this course yourself. The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Founds – Student Finance England   

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite Stay, you can receive support from the government via 19+Advanced Learning Loan to cover tuition fees costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. These loans help learners aged 19 and over, to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

You can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £21,000 a year.