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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3 QCF

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400 hours
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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By studying this course, students will increase their knowledge and ability to perform an extensive range of roles in a health and social care setting.

The Health and Social Care Diploma aims to help the student perform the duties of their role to the correct standard as well as providing the chance for the student further advance their career.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option.


Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual



The qualification consists of 18 units as detailed below.

  • Unit 1: Promote communication in care settings
  • Unit 2: Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Unit 3: Promote personal development in care settings
  • Unit 4: Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Unit 5: Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Unit 6: Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Unit 7: Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Unit 8: Duty of care in care settings
  • Unit 9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Unit 10: The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Unit 11: Causes and spread of infection
  • Unit 12: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • Unit 13: Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
  • Unit 14: Support positive risk-taking for individuals
  • Unit 15: Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene
  • Unit 16: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • Unit 17: Support Individuals with specific communication needs
  • Unit 18: Support use of medication in social care settings

We also offer an alternative unit if learners are not involved in the administration of medication:-
Promote Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings

Work placement

Work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this course.

Duration study load

  • 400 Hours

Entry requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required to apply for this course however it would be useful if you already had have some background of the industry. You can choose when to start the course at any point up to 12 months from initial registration with complete tutor support.

Course features

  • Exam(s)/assessment(s) is included in price
  • 12 months expert tutor support

Professional recognition

  • Training Qualifications UK
    TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credit values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System.


Assignments are required to be completed by the student. Your work will be marked and reviewed by your own personal expert tutor with feedback. You must complete at least 50 hours work placement to complete this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at an individual who is looking to go into a role in health and social care or someone who is already employed and is looking to reinforce their knowledge.


This course is available to anyone. There is no previous knowledge required to study this course however background in the industry will be helpful.

Career path

This course is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the health and social care industry. Popular job roles include: Senior Care Assistants, Support Workers, and Key Workers in residential settings, as well as domiciliary services and day services.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.