• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in the Health Care Sector. The qualification consists of 9 mandatory units with optional units in:

  • Aspects of Support
  • Specialisms
  • Clinical Skills
  • Leadership
Level
Level 3
Duration
1 Year
Awarding Body
NCFE
Course Fees
£2,882.00
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Units and Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits for the Diploma, consisting of 28 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You do not need any qualifications or have to have undertaken any previous courses or forms of study. However, you will have to show that you have the required underpinning knowledge and understanding of health and social care. Therefore you will need to have had at least six months experience in a health and social care setting and currently be working within a setting 6-10 hours weekly. This is to support vocational competence.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Successful completion of the Diploma will provide opportunities in careers in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres,  some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

Senior Care Support Worker

Lead Personal Assistant

 

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

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Telephone: 0800 358 7575
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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You do not need any qualifications or have to have undertaken any previous courses or forms of study. However, you will have to show that you have the required underpinning knowledge and understanding of health and social care. Therefore you will need to have had at least six months experience in a health and social care setting and currently be working within a setting 6-10 hours weekly. This is to support vocational competence.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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