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OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

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£950 inc VAT
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16 weeks, Part-time/Full-time
Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care
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The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector as a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level. The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities to meet national occupational standards. Learners will acquire skills to support a role in theHealth and Social Care sector or progress to further study.


Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

Awarded by OTHM Qualifications
Regulated by Ofqual

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The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of 6 mandatory units for the completed qualification:

  • Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker (10 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (10credits)
  • Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (10credits)
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Person-centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings (10credits)


Entry Requirements:

The Level 3 Diplomas are designed to meet learners who are progressing from a study at Level 2 and those returning to learning.

  • Learners aged 16 or over, who have recently been in education or training
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications.
  • Learners will need to have appropriate Level 2 standard in English and particular Mathematics/Numeracy

Career path


Learners may progress to:

  • employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role
  • a higher level OTHM qualification at Level 4 or above, in a related subject
  • the first year of a degree programme
  • higher level apprenticeships

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Sampath asked:

How to check my qualifications are match with the Entry Requirements??


Hi Sampath, thanks for your query, when you buy the course, you will get an email to provide proof of ID, CV and prior qualification from UK Versity admissions team. for eligibility the criteria is mentioned on the course page 1. Age over 18, 2. 3 GCE AS/A levels 3. English language proficiency of ILETS equivalent 5.5 or pearson PTE 53 or CEFE B2 level. 4. mature learners with 3 years of experience or over may also be considered basis their work experience or employer recommendations

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Ademola asked:

I would like to know if this course is equivalent to FETAC LEVEL 5 in Ireland


Yes. It is equivalent to the level 5 FETAC When would you like to start? Thanks

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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