Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care for Foster Carers

Course Information

  • Course Code: FC273
  • Duration: 2 day
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Price: £560.00


This is a part time course for adults who are employed in a children and young person’s setting. You will demonstrate how you meet a set of National Occupational Standards for the role of a child care worker and show that you have the level of skills and knowledge to complete your work effectively. Within the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, (4227-04) Children’s Social Care pathway – suitable for, eg practitioners in leaving care support, foster carers or working in the community with children and young people.

Aim and purpose of the qualification

This qualification confirms competence in these areas where appropriate and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector


You will be on programme for a maximum of eighteen months

Tell me more

For further information please contact the Health & Social Care Team on 01254 292288 or Student Services on 01254 292929

What will I study?

You will complete 11 mandatory units and various optional units from a wide choice. The Level 3 Diploma is made up of 65 credits and some of the topics you will cover are:

  • Safeguarding and well being
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Promoting Communication
  • Principles of duty of care
  • Health & safety
  • Child and young person development
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people

Entry Requirements

You must be employed in an appropriate child care setting. For the social care pathway this may include foster care, respite, community based or domiciliary care.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an approved assessor, who will visit you in your workplace to observe and assess your practical work. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and complete assignments and activities.

Qualification achieved

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

What can I do next?

You may progress on to a Foundation Degree or a level 5 qualification in Leadership.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk