Health & Social Care Level 3

What will I study? 

This Level 3 course of study is designed to develop knowledge and skills required for those working in health and social care sectors.

It will provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques; personal qualities and the necessary attributes for successful performance in the workplace.

Learners will study a variety of subject areas from lifespan development to social policy, challenging behaviour to health education. In year 2 learners will choose a health or social care pathway to follow.

The Apprenticeship framework is made up of several parts:

  1. Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3
  2. Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication at Level 2
  3. Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
  4. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Delivery Method


An assessor will work with the apprentice on a one-to-one basis and/or group basis.  Apprentices will be visited each month at work and will also be able to contact the assessor between visits.

Course Structure 

Whilst studying towards this qualification the following units will be covered:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Development Through the Life Stages
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Public Health
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  • Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
  • Health Education
  • Supporting and Protecting Adults
  • Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Health Psychology
  • Environmental Health
  • Social Policy for Health and Social Care
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

This course has been developed to prepare learners to work in health-related careers, in a professional capacity.  The course provides opportunites for learners to enter training such as Paramedic, in the fields of Medical Science Investigations, or to progress onto higher vocational qualifications such as a Foundation Degree or a full-time Honours Degree in a related subject. 

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications are required, however, apprentices must be working in the health and social care industry and be able to demonstrate basic levels of literacy and numeracy.


Up to 12 to 18 months, part-time


Please contact the Workforce Development Team for further details. Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.
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