Foundation Level
Health & Social Care

Course Overview:

The objective of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level. The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities, to meet national occupational standards. Learners will acquire skills to support a role in the Health and Social Care sector or progress to further study.

Entry Requirement:

Level 3 qualifications can be offered to learners from age 16. We do not specify entry requirements for these qualifications. We ensures that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment. We must ensure learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will meet their needs, enable and facilitate learning and achievement enable progression. The qualification is offered in English.

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.


  • Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker (10 credits)

  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

  • Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (10credits)

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)

  • Person-centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)

  • Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)


Successful completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in health and social care provides learners with the opportunity for workplace and academic progressions to a wide range of academic progression.


The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

Study Level:                                       Foundation

Study Module:                              Full/Part Time

Course Length:                                      6 months

Course fees:                                  Online £2,000
                                                         In Class £6,500

Terms Start Date:                         Jan/Apr/Sep

Age group:                                               16 year +

Application route:



Completion can offer students 1st year entry into UK Universities