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Do you want more responsibility in your job? This course is perfect if you have some experience in Health and Social Care and want to progress.

Whether you have no experience or have already done some study in this area, we’ve got it covered. You could go straight into work with this qualification, or you could go on to further study! Either way, it’s a great stepping stone and can help you achieve your goals.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

The course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests, and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This qualification has three pathways for you and those can be selected as per your career plan:

  • Generic Health and Social Care
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disability

This course has 9 mandatory units and will prepare you for the above career paths.

What will I learn?

  • Develop your skills by working and supporting people in a range of situations, and assisting them in daily tasks.
  • Support people by meeting their healthcare social care needs and requirements.
  • Communication, and good practice in handling information within Health and Social Care settings – with the expectation that you’ll promote and implement health and safety and equality and inclusion in your own role.
  • Development of these skills is supported by underpinning knowledge, covering safeguarding and protection and implementing duty of care in your workplace. You’ll actively engage yourself in your professional development and agree a personal development plan to identify areas for your own learning and development – recording your progress on your development plan and reflecting on your progress against it.

Who is it for?

This qualification is designed for those either working or looking to work within the Health and Social Care sector in a variety of roles.

Course Description:

Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England. 28 credits must be achieved from all nine mandatory units.

Mandatory units:

The qualification contains 9 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Unit 02: The role of the health and social care worker
  • Unit 03: Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Unit 04: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Unit 05: Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
  • Unit 06: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Unit 07: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Unit 08: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Unit 09: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care

Optional Units:

Depending on your interests or role in the workplace there’s a vast range of optional units to implement the skills and knowledge that you’ll gain from the mandatory units. It is important to note that optional units need to be specific to each learner to ensure that their job role and work context enable them to meet the assessment criteria and requirements of the unit.

Please find our “Brochure” to see a list of the optional units available for you to choose from.

How is this Qualification is delivered?

This is a vocational qualification with between 315 and 447 guided learning hours.

During this time you can expect to be involved in formal learning activities which could include:

  • Classes
  • Tutorials or seminars
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Supervised practical work in the workplace and assessment where an Assessor is present.

This qualification focuses on the development of your skills and knowledge, supporting your progression within or entry to work in the Health and Social Care sector.

Method of Assessment:

As this is a competence-based qualification you’ll be assessed in a real work environment – therefore you’ll need to either be working, or have a work placement within a Health and Social Care environment (you’ll need to ensure that you’ve completed sufficient hours to enable you to develop and evidence your skills).


Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (501/2263/0) from NCFE, an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognised by OFQUAL and the Department for Education and Skills.

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no required qualifications for this course, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification within Health and Social Care area or a related subject.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over and should have a basic grasp of the English Language, numeracy, literacy and ICT.

Career Path:

You will be able to excel in the following areas:

  • Residential care
  • Community and primary care
  • Acute health environments (e.g. hospitals)
  • Domiciliary services (home care / home help)
  • Supported living projects
  • Community-based care
  • Private care for a person or family

Assignment Submission: 

Assignments (Portfolio) are submitted electronically (online) via your online study platform.

Course Curriculum

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