Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is equivalent to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a health and social care degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to study a variety of bachelor’s degrees at a university.
- 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
- Other related level 2 subjects
- Other equivalent international qualifications
- Age 19+
Course Credit Value
Level 3 – 60 Credits
Oldham | Portland Place
The Health and Social Care Sector
To develop an understanding of the structure of the health and social care sector, how legislation and codes of practice impact provision and the importance of multi-disciplinary working.
Academic and Research Skills for Health and Social Care
To develop academic and research skills and the language skills needed to be able to formally present academic research, both in writing and orally.
A Person-Centred Approach to Health and Social Care
To develop an understanding of the importance of a person-centred approach in the health and social care sector and how it is applied in practice in different health and social care settings.
Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
To develop knowledge and understanding of communication in health and social care organisations and to develop personal communication skills.