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Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 Diploma

Course Content

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures

It has three pathways:

  • Generic Health and Social Care
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disability


It will be internally assessed by a range of methods. This will include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, questioning and witness testimony from colleagues or managers. Learners will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills


Level 5 QCF qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in health and social care

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

  • Senior care support workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants / support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care support workers in domiciliary services or supported living
  • Senior care support workers in day services
  • Community-based senior support workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities