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We offer additional training and further education to all our healthcare employees.

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

The QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification based on the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care & Development.

The award will confirm knowledge, skills and competence for individuals working with adults and children across all social care settings, such as within residential settings, primary care environments, domiciliary services, day services and supported living.

Outline of Programme

Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating and to achieve the QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3, learners must complete 9 mandatory units along with a choice of optional knowledge and competence units.

The optional knowledge and competence units cover different areas of health and social care such as supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities or dementia, individuals working with children and young people, infection control and supported living. Learners have the opportunities to take a general qualification in health and social care, or they may follow a specialist pathway in areas such as Dementia or Learning Disabilities.


There are no fixed periods for completion, however depending on experience most participants complete within 6-8 months. To ensure success the assessor must be able to meet with the participant every month for at least 2 – 3 hours over the 8 months.

Course Units

1. Introduction to communication in health & social care settings
2. Introduction to personal development in health & social care settings
3. Introduction to equality and inclusion in health & social care settings
4. Introduction to duty of care in health & social care settings
5. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care settings
6. The role of the health & social care worker
7. Implement person-centred approaches in health & social care settings
8. Contribute to health & safety in health & social care unit
9. Handle information in health & social care settings

Course Entry Requirements

  • The course is open to candidates at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or academic attainment in learning
  • However, candidates must be employed in a workplace relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care to enable them to complete the qualification successfully

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