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Health and Social Care

Level 3 Adult Care BTEC Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

Course Content

You will be allocated an assessor who visits the work setting every 4 to 6 weeks to support and guide you through your qualification. You will need to complete both mandatory units plus optional knowledge & competency units. The mandatory units include safeguarding and protection, personal development and
equality and inclusion.

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry age is 18 for this course. Completion of the level 2 diploma in care is recommended and a good standard of English and maths is required, which will be monitored via initial assessment on enrolment. This is a National Vocational Qualification and the candidate needs to be currently working in a care setting and have 3-6 months’ work experience.


This diploma is delivered in the workplace using a variety of assessments collected throughout the course.  Assessment methods include: workplace observations, witness testimonies, professional discussion, oral and written questions and work product evidence.

Where does this course lead to

You can progress onto a level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

How to Enrol

To find out more information or to enrol please email workbasedlearning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MXEL319
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 35 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2075.00)
Registration Fees: £150.00
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