Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

The Level 3 Diploma is ideal if you’re a care worker and you have some responsibility in your workplace. You may sometimes work without supervision and want to develop or demonstrate your skills further, perhaps to become a Senior Care Worker.

Course Aims

  • To deepen knowledge of legislation, national and local guidance relating to adult care through completing the mandatory units.
  • To underpin knowledge and theory in your specific area of work, through completing your choice of optional units.
  • To enable you to be assessed in the real working environment through a range of different assessment methods.

Mandatory Units

  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of implementing duty of care
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care setting

Some of the Optional Units

  • Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
  • Purpose and principles of Independent Advocacy
  • Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
  • Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers
  • Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia

(Please note: not all the optional units are listed as the list is extensive. This is due to the qualification having different pathways)

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Assessment Methods

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma you will be assessed on the following –

  • Evidence of your knowledge and understanding as well as well your practical competence in the real working environment.
  • Knowledge through assignments, work products, professional discussion and group work.
  • Your performance through observations and witness testimonies.

Course Criteria

  • 85% attendance (if attending taught classroom sessions)
  • Portfolio (made up of your knowledge and performance evidence)

Final Grade


Duration: 1 Year

Price: £1750