Diploma in Clinical Healthcare - Level 3
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 3 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £1040.00 **Advanced Learner Loan is available None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is suitable for people progressing in their career in the sector who want to gain a meaningful work related, competency based qualification.

This is a competency based course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks in your workplace. This is primarily for those working in a senior position a face-to-face role with service users. 

All of your knowledge work will be assessed by assignments and your practice will be assessed in your workplace by a range of methods including observations in line with the requirements of the City & Guilds of London Institute.  You will be supported by your Skills officer to build an electronic portfolio of evidence. *Please see below

*Course dates are:-

  • 18th September 2017 to the 17th September 2019.
  • 15th January 2018 to the 14th January 2020.
  • 16th April 2018 to the 15th October 2020.

**This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Click here for further information.


What topics will I study?

You will undertake 12 core units which are listed below together with a choice of optional units.

  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

What are the entry requirements?

You must be working in a senior position in clinical healthcare setting and must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check for your employer. You need excellent communication and organisational skills and be motivated to learn. You will have to undertake an interview and complete a skills scan. Your employer will need to confirm your role and access to assessment.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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