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Health and Social Care

Level 3 Adult Care Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

This BTEC 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

You need to be aged 18+ to study this course.

Completion of the Level 2 Care Diploma is recommended. A good standard of English and maths is required, which will be monitored via an initial assessment at enrolment. This is a National Vocational Qualification and the candidate needs to be currently working in a care setting and have 3-6 months of 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 Adult Care Diploma.

How to Enrol

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

Thank you for your interest in this course, enrolment has not yet opened for 2023, join our waiting list to receive details about our next course.

Join the waiting list

If the course you are interested in is full, please email information@bcot.ac.uk and a member of our team will get back to you with the next available start date and place you on the course waiting list

Course Outline

Course Code: MXEL319
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 35 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2058.00)
Registration Fees: £167.00
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