Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma (QCF)

UK Open College

Program Description

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma (QCF)

UK Open College

This nationally recognised, QCF listed Diploma in Health & Social Care home study course is designed to be studied independently or as a follow on from Level 2 and aims to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of topics fundamental to working in health and social care.

Students can expect to learn more about the role of the health and social care worker, the key principles of safeguarding and protecting in health and social care, the causes and spread of infection, the duty of care in health and social care settings, and much more!

  • Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Accredited: Yes
  • QCF Recognised: Yes at level 3
  • Awarding Body: TQUK
  • Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
  • Duration: Flexible - Approx 447 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
  • Credit Value: 58


  • Unit 1: The role of the health & social care worker
  • Unit 2: Promote communication in health and social care settings
  • Unit 3: Support Individuals with specific communication needs
  • Unit 4: Implement person-centred approaches in health & social care
  • Unit 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care
  • Unit 6: Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care settings
  • Unit 7: The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Unit 8: Causes & spread of infection
  • Unit 9: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • Unit 10: Move & position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
  • Unit 11 & 12: Support use of medication in local care settings
  • Unit 13 & 14: Engage in personal development in health and social care settings
  • Unit 15: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care settings
  • Unit 16 & 17: Promote good practice in handling of information in health and social care settings
  • Unit 18: Principles of supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene


Students looking to enrol in this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 16 Years or above
  • Have access to the working environment for the whole course duration
  • Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
  • Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
  • Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
  • Have a genuine desire to succeed

Please ensure you have access to the working environment prior to enrolment. This is the students' responsibility to arrange before they start the course - Minimum 50 Hours


Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 447. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.

We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.


This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered directly to your chosen address. Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you directly. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However, we would ask you to allow 7 working days.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 27, 2018
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This course is Online
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447 hours
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- Starting at £399.00
United Kingdom - UK Online
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