Level 3 NVQ in Adult Care

Tutorcare Limited


£699 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

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The NVQ Level 3 is the equivalent of an A-level qualification, and is designed for those who already work in the care sector with a small amount of responsibility, sometimes working without supervision. The programme is recognised internationally and sets the standard for those working in health and social care. Upon successful completion of this diploma, delegates will be recognised as having the fundamental skills and occupational competence necessary to work with adults or children across all social care settings; the delegate can choose between the Adults pathway and the Children and Young People pathway, depending on their specialist area. The course meets recommendations by the CQC to improve the quality of care delivery and will foster greater team co-operation within all care settings. Candidates also receive a certificate upon completion.


Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
Awarded by FutureQuals



This course is accredited by FutureQuals, is compliant with the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards, and is approved by Skills for Care and Development.

Outline of Programme

To achieve a Level 3 qualification, delegates must gain at least 58 credits; at least 28 mandatory credits from Group A, between 2-7 optional credits from Group B, and at least 23 optional credits from Group C.

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 1: Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or CYP Settings.
  • Unit 2: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or CYP Settings.
  • Unit 3: Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or CYP Settings.
  • Unit 4: Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or CYP Settings.
  • HSC 024: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 025: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker.
  • HSC 036: Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 037: Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 038: Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings.

Optional Units

The optional knowledge and skills competence units enable delegates to tailor the course to their own specific career development needs. Please feel free to request an information pack on the optional pathways available, or call a consultant now.

Who would benefit from this course?

Anyone who supports and assists individuals with their physical and emotional care would find this course useful.

How does assessment take place?

Our assessment process is designed so that delegates are prepared for the challenges their occupation will involve. Delegates are appointed a vocationally trained NVQ assessor who helps assemble the portfolio and guides them for the duration of the diploma. Email and telephone support is also provided throughout the NVQ Level 2 programme and the resources available will be provided as needed.

What are the entry requirements?

TutorCare is an equal opportunities provider and a potential participant only needs to have been employed in a vocational setting relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care in order for them to be able to complete the qualification successfully.

How long will it take?

The course is completely flexible and we encourage students to learn and practice at their own pace. The awarding body do stipulate that the course is completed within 36 months, but most students will successful finish the programme in around 9!

How would I progress further?

Upon completing this programme, graduates can move on to QCF NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care if they are in an appropriate management position. They could also undertake a range of specialist short courses to build upon their chosen pathway.

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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 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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