Diploma in Health and Social Care - 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 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 seniopr position in a face-to-face role with service users.  You will undertake 4 core units which are listed below together with a further 5 core units and choice of optional units dependent on your professional pathway. *Please see below

• Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Engage in personal development 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
• Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care and young people’s settings

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.

*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?

Examples of optional units:

Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion
Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Understand Physical Disability
Understand Sensory Loss

Providing Independent Advocacy support
Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups
Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects
Provide support to continue recommended therapies
Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

What are the entry requirements?

You must be working in a senior position in health and social care setting and must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) 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.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

The course is designed to enhance your professional qualifications and to provide you with continuous professional development opportunities.

It can also lead to studying for a Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Are there any additional costs?

Peripatetic assessment is included in the fee.

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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