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Award in Health and Social Care

Course Level

Level 3

Start Date

Wed 22 Feb 2023


15 weeks

Course content

  • The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand: 
  • the importance safeguarding and advocating for service users to ensure that they receive the highest quality of care
  • the importance of applying the key concepts of equality and diversity in a health and social care setting to promote best practice


The Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care has been designed to enable learners to access Higher Education or assist with progression into the workplace. This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including: • Care Support Workers in adult residential settings • Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments • Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services • Community-based Support Workers This course is free to any learner that does not already have a level 3 qualification.

Course content:

There are three units to complete on this course

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding in health and social care


  • No formal qualifications are required. However, the interview process will include an assessment and students should achieve level 2 or above in this assessment

What do I need to do this course?

Pen; paper; folder and dividers. The recommended reading list will be provided at the interview.

Teaching Methods

    • Lectures.
    • Seminars.
    • Tutorials.
    • Workshops.
    • Assignments.
    • Presentations.
    • Independent study.

    Please note that students will be expected to meet deadlines, conduct research and take part in group activities. There will be the opportunity to complete some of the course as distance/ blended learning. This will be discussed at the interview

    How is your progress checked?

    Regular homework assignments and 1:1 tutorials.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    An additional 3-4 hours of home study is required.

    What can I do after this course?

    Learners will be able to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care and then to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care; also learners will be offered an interview for the Access to Higher Education Diploma leading to university study

    This can also help with progression in employment in health and social care

Course details

  • Tutor: TBC
  • Time: 1800 - 2100
  • Provision: FE
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: AAL
  • The fee for this course is £811. Students loan is available, please see details here.