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Health and Social Care

Level 3 Healthcare Support Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a range of healthcare support settings. 

It is a work-based qualification and therefore you will need a supportive employer to allow assessment in the workplace.  It is usually completed over a 12 month period but course length may vary according to setting and the nature of your job role.  You will be assessed by one of our highly-skilled and occupationally-competent members of staff.

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, mental health and equality and Inclusion

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry age is 18 for this course, successful completion of a level 2 diploma in care is desirable. This is a Vocational Qualification and candidates need to be currently working in a care setting within a senior role and have 3-6 month’s work experience.


This diploma is delivered in the workplace and is assessed on a continuous basis.  Assessment methods can include: workplace observations, witness testimonies, professional discussion, oral and written questions and work product evidence.

Where does this course lead to

You could progress onto a level 4 Diploma in Management or start an Associate Practitioner course

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Course Outline

Course Code: MXEL320
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2076.00)
Registration Fees: £149.00
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