Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Health & Social Care.







Who is this course suitable for?

This Apprenticeship is suitable for those working in some lone worker or supervisory care roles in social care settings.

This qualification confirms the competence in the areas for roes such as:

  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas; eg dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.

What is required to join this course?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is a competency based qualification and chosen units need to be linked to their job role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification. Learners should also have literacy and numeracy skills.

This qualification aims to:

This qualification aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • Develop and demonstrate competence in Health and Social Care
  • Develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles in Health and Social Care
  • Have existing skills recognised
  • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

How will this course be taught?

This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by an Assessor, who will assess them using observation, discussion, product evidence, assignments and witness statements. Assessors will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.

What are the career/progression opportunities?

Level 5 Diploma in Care & Leadership



  • Unit 01
    Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 02
    Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 03
    Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 04
    Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 05
    Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 06
    The Role of The Health and Social Care Worker
  • Unit 07
    Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 08
    Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 09
    Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings


  • Unit 10
    Purpose and Principles of Independent Advocacy
  • Unit 11
    Understand Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health Promotion
  • Unit 12
    Understand Mental Health Problems
  • Unit 13
    Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia
  • Unit 14
    Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach
  • Unit 15
    Understand the Role of Communication and Interactions with Individuals who have Dementia
  • Unit 16
    Understand the Diversity of Individuals with Dementia and the Importance of Inclusion
  • Unit 17
    Understand Theories of Relationships and Social Networks
  • Unit 18
    Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care



Diploma in Health & Social Care

Qualification Level

Level 3

Awarding organisation

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDI)



Additional pricing information

Full funding is available for 16-18 year-olds. Funding may also be available for those 19+, however this based on prior attainment and on an individual basis. Please contact us for the latest Apprenticeship funding opportunities.

Instruction language


Qualification Duration

Minimum of 12 months

Applications accepted throughout the year.



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