Level 3 Certificate In Health And Social Care


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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
30 Weeks
Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)
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This qualification is designed to support a role in the workplace such as lead adult care workers and lead personal assistants and forms the competence requirements for those learners working in adult care settings at level 3.

The content of the qualification covers core content that applies to the adult social care sector with a variety of optional units covering additional knowledge and skills applicable to learners in level 3 roles. Learners may also wish to select units in leadership skills and/or knowledge as part of this qualification.


Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)


This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the health and social care sector, and supports progression to further learning at Level 4 and above, Higher Education and the workplace.

You will need to complete 9 mandatory units to achieve this qualification. The mandatory units are:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Reflective practice

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed to support learners in the workplace such as lead adult care workers and lead personal assistants looking to build upon their existing knowledge and skills.


Our only requirement is that you should be 19 years old or over and resident in England.

Career path

What types of role can I apply for on completion?
This qualification will support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

  • Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
  • Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments

What related qualification can I progress to?
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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