Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

This QCF Level 3 Diploma is a competency based qualification designed for staff already working within health and social care.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10437

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Northern Ireland) is a competence-based qualification specifically designed for learners working or wanting to work in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland in a range of roles, for example:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings, including those undertaking specific healthcare tasks
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services, including those undertaking specific healthcare tasks
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families

It allows learners to learn about health and social care and to develop and refine practical and technical skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and social care sector.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units.

The mandatory units cover core competencies that have been categorised around the following four key themes:

  • Communication and Information Sharing
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Principles and Values
  • Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits to gain this qualification.

Learners must achieve 37 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 21 credits from the optional units.

Ideal If:
You are currently working in care and wish to upskill yourself, potentially with a view to promotion.

You'll Learn:
More about the field of health and social care, including the regulation and legislation it operates within. You will also spend time learning more about everyday situations and illness you may come across such as stroke and dementia.

You'll Love:
The new knowledge you will acquire and the sense of improved confidence in your own capabilities.

You'll Progress:
Following on from this course learners can apply for the Level 4 Diploma or even the Level 5 Diploma, qualifying them to work as a Registered Manager (subject to regulator specific requirements).

You'll Need:

To be working in a Health and Social Care role, ideally in a Senior Carer position to support content of competency assessments.

This course will not run on a Saturday.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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