Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults)

Course Overview

This is one of our most popular Social Care qualifications. The level 3 is ideal if you are working in a care setting and you have some level of responsibility in your workplace. At times you will work unsupervised. Perhaps you aspire to be a Senior Care Worker, or maybe you want to develop or demonstrate your existing skills in this field.

This qualification provides an excellent platform for those candidates working in care settings or working in a service users own home. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is a possible progression route for candidates moving into supervisory or management roles.


Who needs this qualification?

This qualification would suit any of the following job roles: Care Assistants (Across almost any setting including Residential or Domiciliary), Healthcare Assistants or Support Workers.


Why is this training important?

All businesses have a legal duty to provide adequate information, training and supervision to employees to enable them to carry out their work safely, not just to front-line staff but also to directors, managers and those in other key roles.



There are 3 ‘pathways’ or routes available to you depending on your working environment.

Generic, Dementia Care or Adults with Learning Disabilities


Course details.

To achieve this full award on any of the pathways you need to gain a total of 58 credits. 28 credits are obtained from the mandatory units, the additional credits are obtained from a wide range of optional units that can be personalised around you.

You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements. An assessor will also visit you in the workplace to undertake some observations and to look at your work products.

On average, most candidates complete this course within 7-9 months.

To enrol on to this course, you must be 18 or over and employed in a suitable care setting