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This course is for senior workers, working at times without supervision, in the care sector supporting adults, people with learning and physical disabilities, people in residential care homes, supported living, day care centres, domiciliary provision and Drug and Alcohol Services.
The composition of the course is flexible and units can be chosen to reflect the learner’s current or aspirational job requirements.
Candidates need to complete four mandatory units and a minimum of four optional units to gain the full qualification.
The Diploma in Health & Social Care is split into many pathways with set units
Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
There are 9 mandatory units:
Learners are also required to take a number of optional units, depending on the number of credits; to achieve the Diploma a minimum of 58 credits must be completed:
Group A, 28 Credits – Mandatory Units
Group B, A minimum of 2 -7 Credits - Specialist Knowledge
Group C, 23 Credits – Optional Competence Units
9 -12 months
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
Candidates with Health and Social Care NVQ/QCF Level 2 or Equivalent qualification can apply. Relevant work experience will be considered.
Possible next steps include the HND route towards a degree qualification. Alternatively learners with management duties may pursue the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.