Edexcel Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Some Key Facts for Health & Social Care

  • Courses available from Level 2 to 3
  • Training can be delivered in house if required.
  • Various attendance options available.

Is this course for me?

The Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma course enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed when working in Health and Social Care settings. Your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should develop as a result of taking this course. You will also undertake at least 100 hours of work experience.

What is the course content?

You will study 120 credits. The core credits are: Developing effective communication in Health & Social Care, equality & diversity, health, safety & security, development through the life stages, anatomy & physiology, personal & professional development, values & planning in social care, caring for Children & Young People and supporting & protecting adults. The specialist credits include: Sociological & psychological perspectives, public health and physiological disorders.

What is the length of the course?

The course is full-time and lasts for two academic years. This will include 50 hours work experience per year.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the year by a range of methods including assignments, presentations, group work and projects, you will also undertake an external assessment.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or Maths. A Level 2 Diploma with a merit grade in 4 units, or equivalent qualification plus a successful interview and clear CRB.

Where will this course lead me?

Completion of this course till allow for progression into Higher Education or employment in the care sector.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff, who have experience in the Health or Social Care sector. You should develop the skills that are vital for working in this sector. You may need Maths, English and Science GCSE for your chosen career.