Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS619
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Start Date: 03-Sep-18, 03-Sep-19
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • This course is available to start in: January

This is a part time course for adults who are employed in a Health & social care setting. You will demonstrate how you meet a set of National Occupational Standards for the role of a health care worker and show that you have the level of skills and knowledge to complete your work effectively.

What will I study?

You will complete 9 mandatory units (28 credits) and various optional units from a wide choice.

Each of the awards is based on an amount of Credits.

Level 3 Diploma is made up of 58 credits

Some of the topics you will cover will be:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication
  • Person Centred Care
  • Health & safety
Entry Requirements

You must be employed in an appropriate Health & Social care setting.

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.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 qualification you will be able to apply for a range of University courses or seek employment in health and social care settings. Many students progress on to study at University Centre at Blackburn College where a range of higher education health and social care courses are available. Particular courses that you may be interested in progress onto include:

  • Health and Social Care (Health) Higher National Diploma HND
  • Social Care Foundation Degree FdA
  • Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice) Foundation Degree FdA
  • Social Science BA (Hons) - Subject to Validation
  • Applied Psychology (Counselling & Health) BSc (Hons) -Subject to Validation
Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Care Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 35-40 hours per week

If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for.

As a care assistant you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families.

It would be useful if you had experience in a caring role. When you apply for a job you will need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A good care assistant has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Health Service Manager

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37.5 hours per week

Health service managers are responsible for managing the cost, delivery and quality of local healthcare services. As a health service manager you could be responsible for local healthcare in a hospital, GP service or community health service.

If you've got leadership and financial management skills, and you can motivate others, this job could be ideal for you. You will also need to be a good problem solver, and be able to explain complex things in a clear way.

To get into this career, you could join a graduate training scheme if you have a relevant degree. If you are working in a clinical role, such as a nurse or physiotherapist, you could take a postgraduate management training course. You could also work your way up from an administrative job, with experience and training.???

Job Opportunites in Lancashire