Health & Social Care Level 3

Role Profile

Social care workers provide care and support for vulnerable people, such as those with disabilities and older people. Whereas healthcare takes place at hospital, social care is provided in the community – at the home of the person receiving care, or in a care home, for example.

Social care is also available for families, making sure children from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds are growing up in a safe and healthy environment.

Our Aim

About the Course

The course is comprehensive and will give learner a firm understanding of the role and responsibilities pertaining to a health and social care worker.  A learner will be introduced to key topics such as safeguarding individuals in a care setting, recognising the signs and symptoms of behaviour that may be cause for concern and protecting the welfare of people in your care. The course will cover areas such as personal development, communication, and health and safety. A learner will gain the confidence and knowledge through this course to take your career a step further in the right direction.

Typical Job Roles

Healthcare assistant
Social work assistant
Senior care worker
Care worker
Residential support worker
Care home advocate

Entry Requirement

Any entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.


Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Career Progression

Upon completion candidates can look for employment in a health and social care role or related area.


12 Months

Method of Delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at City College of London through classroom-based activities.

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