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Health and Social Care

Level 3 Edexcel Diploma in Health and Social Care

Part Time

Course Overview

This qualification provides evidence of competence in delivering care within a range of adult care services.

Course Content

Choose on pathway from either: general, dementia and learning disability. Candidates will be allocated an assessor who will visit the work setting every 3 weeks. Candidates need to work through 9 mandatory units plus optional knowledge & competency units.

Mandatory units:

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Role of health care worker
  • Person centred care
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry age is 18 for this course, there are no formal entry criteria. Telephone interview required.This is a National Vocational Qualification and candidates need to be currently working in a care setting with a senior role and have 3-6 months work experience.

Aged 19 to 23 - You may be eligible for full fee remission, meaning there is nothing for you to pay. Contact us to find out if this applies to you. If you have to pay, you can spread the cost by paying in instalments.

Aged 24 or over - Nothing to pay now - you do not have to make any upfront payment, your fees can be paid for through a government loan. These loans are available to everyone regardless of your income or savings. All you need to do is complete a form which we can help you with. Repayment of the loan only starts when you earn £1,750 or more per month (£21,000 per year) when an affordable amount will be deducted directly from your salary. 

Contact our One Stop Shop 01256 306484 for further details or go to direct.gov.uk/advancedlearning loans


Written work, observation of work in the setting to demonstrate competence and professional discussion.

Where does this course lead to

Diploma Level 5 in Health and Social Care, where job role allows.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MXEL185
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 24 Weeks
Start Date: Flexible
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: On application
Registration Fees: -
Exam Fees: -
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