Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

If you are thinking of a career in social work, nursing or residential care this course will enable you to develop your knowledge and practical skills required to work in the health and social care sector, and to gain entry to Higher Education.

You will study:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Values and Planning in Social Care
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Caring for Children and Young People

Plus nine other units from the optional list as well as nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications.

This is a practical, work-related course. There will be talks organised by visiting speakers including registered nurses, social workers, care support workers and voluntary service workers. Work placements are also organised to provide you with an opportunity to observe and gain experience in a variety of care environments such as day centres, nursing and residential centres, as well as working with people with a variety of care needs.

You will be assessed by assignments, projects, individual and group presentations, case studies and observations.

After completing the course you can progress to higher-level qualifications or, progress to employment in social work or nursing-related establishments. Please note: you will need a clear DBS enhanced disclosure in order to take the course.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.


Four GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above, including English language and maths and/or science or a Level 2 Diploma with overall merit profile in a relevant subject.

Course Summary

Length of study:   70 Weeks

Start month: September

Term dates

Study campus: Henley

Study option(s): Full time

Course level: Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

College open event

17 January 2019 17:00 - 19:30

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