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Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

NCFE level 3

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Ideal for anyone working in the health and social care sector, this qualification guides and assesses the development of knowledge and skills in key areas. This course helps learners to improve their confidence and performance in their role and be recognised for existing skills, while developing personal growth and engagement in learning.

By completing this course, learners have the potential to boost their career opportunities and progress to level 4 and 5 qualifications for management and senior roles in health and social care.

In order to complete this course, you must be working at least 30 hours per week in a care setting and be employed in a supervisory or senior role. If you are not in a supervisory or senior role, your manager will be required to facilitate you to demonstrate the competencies for a Level 3 qualification.

Should you experience any difficulties with your course, you will have the support of your assessor and your learner support advisor who can guide you through any part of your learning you may be struggling with.

  • Qualification gained: QCF Level 3 Diploma
  • Place of study: Learn from home and in the workplace
  • Type of course: Blended learning – online learning and assessment with observation in the workplace
  • Course duration: 6 – 12 months

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or be on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Learners will be supported by a dedicated assessor with workplace visits every 4–6 weeks. Full tutor and customer service support will be provided throughout the course.

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Mandatory Units:

1. Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Learners will explore the importance of communication and confidentiality issues in health or social care settings and how to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

2. Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s settings

Learners will consider their own personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to roles within health and social care settings.

3. Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Throughout this unit, learners will develop their understanding of the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion, and of how to promote good practice and challenge discrimination in the workplace.

4. Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Learners will consider how duty of care contributes to safe practice and how to address problems or complaints.

5. Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Learners will develop their knowledge of the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse, how to recognise signs of abuse, the appropriate actions in response to suspected or alleged abuse and how to reduce the risk.

6. The Role of The Health and Social Care Worker

Learners will develop a deeper understanding of their role and the importance of working relationships, including working in partnership with others and how to work in line with policies and procedures.

7. Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

This unit will increase learners’ understanding of person-centred care, considering individuals’ rights, choices, privacy, independence, dignity and respect.

8. Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Throughout this unit, learners will consider their own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others relating to health and safety, including the procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness, reducing the spread of infection, implementing security measures and managing stress.

9. Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings

Learners will develop their understanding of requirements for handling information including legal requirements and codes of practice. Learners will look at relevant legislation such as the Data Protection Act.

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England


Do I have to meet with my assessor or support advisor?


Yes visits will be arranged throughout the 12 months as well as having communication via telephone and email. As for your Learner Support Advisor, this communication will either be via email, telephone or post.

Does the qualification expire?


No. Once you complete a course you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which lasts forever and will be beneficial to you throughout your entire working career.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?


There are no strict deadlines for you to meet within your course, but we will suggest targets for you to aim towards to encourage you with your study in order for you to complete within a minimum of 12 months. You will be reminded of this throughout your course from your Assessor and Learner Support Advisor and should try and meet these targets when submitting your assessments and working towards different outcomes. Your Assessor will provide guidance and support throughout your course through email and telephone communication alongside face-to-face visits.

Do I need any computer skills?


You only need very basic skills to complete a course. If you do any shopping online or use any social media websites then you will find our online learning platform, EQUAL, very easy to use. Even if you do not regularly use a computer, as long as you know how to turn it on and access the internet, then the helpful guides and videos on EQUAL will provide you with all the help you need to get started online.

Do I need a computer to take the course?


Yes, you will need a computer to access your emails and for online learning.

Do I need to buy anything else to go with the course?


Yes, you will need to provide a folder to create your portfolio, other than that, As long as you have a working computer, a pen and some paper, you will have no problem completing a course with us. As this is an online course with assessment observations in the workplace, all of the resources you need will be accessible online and any extra resources we don’t provide online will be posted to you.

What is in the course content?


Each course covers a particular area of study through a detailed exploration of the subject matter. This includes subject specific case studies, thought provoking activities, further research tasks, key facts, summary pages and "Stop and Think" sections where learners are encouraged to consider how the learning content may mirror reality.

As this course is fully online with assessment observations in the workplace, a wide range of exciting games and interesting videos will also be included in the course content. Within the courses, there are often prompts for further personal exploration and sometimes you will carry out research yourself, which will help you answer the assessment questions fully.

Is the course paper-based or online?


This course includes blended learning – all the course content is available online, however assessment outcomes will be completed through different methods of learning such as question and answering and observations in the workplace.

What level is the course at and what does this mean?


This course is a Level 3 Diploma. Diplomas are nationally recognised and will be issued to learners from NCFE by The Skills Network, once you have successfully completed your course.

How much is the course and when do I pay?


The course is £2882, which includes all of the learning resources and materials you will need to complete the course. You can either pay for the course in full in one payment which is required before you begin your study, or start a course for just £721 as part of our three instalment payment plan. This means you pay £721 to begin your course, pay a second instalment of £721 when you are half way through the course – which will be around six to eight weeks later – and pay a final instalment when you submit your final piece of work. Alternatively, this course is available through advanced learning loan funding, if you are aged 24 or over and have lived in the UK for three years or more.

How am I assessed?


This course is a blended learning course and assessment outcomes will be completed through different methods of learning such as question and answering and observations in the workplace.

How long will it take me to complete a course?


Everyone is different and all learners will progress at different speeds. There are no strict deadlines for you to meet when you are studying with us, although we will suggest targets for you to try and meet to keep you on track with your learning. On average, a learner completes this course with us within 6 and 12 months.

What will I gain from completing a course?


After completing a course with us, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can not only increase your general knowledge, but also increase your chance of securing a job, allow you to develop your career and improve your chance of progressing in the workplace to reach your goals.

Alongside this, the course materials will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence surrounding your chosen subject area. The activities and assessments are also designed to help you develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

What happens if I fail an assessment?


Your assessor will work with you to ensure you have full support in order to complete and achieve all required outcomes to gain the qualification, and this will ensure that you will gain the qualification if you are committed to it.

Where do I complete the course and do I have to go to a local college?


You do not have to attend a local college at any point. However, for this course you must be working at least 30 hours per week in a care setting. Our learning resources are designed to allow you to study where you like, when you like.

How long will my certificate take to arrive?


Your certificate will take between six and eight weeks to arrive. Once you complete the course and submit your final piece of work, your assessments will be marked and your work will go through an external moderation process. Once this process is complete, we send your certificate to you as soon as possible.

Will the course help me get a job?


Successfully completing a course with us can definitely improve your career prospects as you will have gained a nationally recognised qualification. NCFE is a highly respected organisation with strict standards and requirements which this course is tailored to.

Is the course accredited? If so, who by?


Yes, this course is approved and accredited by NCFE, a National Awarding Organisation. Successful students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of achievement by NCFE at the end of their course and will have gained a nationally recognised qualification which can boost their career prospects in the future.

All of our learning resources have been specifically designed by a team of sector specialists so you can be assured that the qualification you gain is of the highest quality.

Can anyone complete the course?


In order to complete this course, you must be working at least 30 hours per week in a care setting and be in a supervisory or senior role. If you are not in a supervisory or senior role, your manager will need to facilitate you to demonstrate the competencies for a Level 3 qualification.

Should you experience any difficulties with your course, you will have the support of your Assessor and your Learner Support Advisor who can guide you through any part of your learning you may be struggling with.

How can I progress after I complete the course?


Once you complete a course with us, your opportunities are endless. Not only will your employment opportunities improve, but you could also progress on to other areas of study. You may find, with specific courses, that you can transfer the accumulation of credits onto another qualification. Learners who have already achieved one or more of the units included in a specific qualification can transfer the credit already achieved onto another in some instances, if the units are the same. This is because the units are listed on the Qualifications Credit Framework, allowing credit transfer to happen. This is most useful if you are progressing on to an NVQ or Apprenticeship scheme.

Who is suitable?


This qualification is ideal for anyone who is currently working within a health and social care sector based role looking to further their career.

Are there any exams?


No. All assessments are completed through observations within the workplace.


Part Pay - £1527

You can pay for this is course in 3 seperate installments.

  • First: before you start the course
  • Second: halfway through the course
  • Third: nearing the end of the course.
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Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England