Health & Social Care Subsidiary Diploma // Level 3

This is the course for you if you have skills in Health and Social Care and wish to further these skills to pursue a career in the field.

You will develop further knowledge and understanding of a variety of subjects, including:

Communication; Equality, diversity and rights; and look at Physiological Disorders and their effects.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above, including English Language and Maths; or a Distinction Grade at BTEC First Diploma; or equivalent with Cs or above in English Language and Maths. You can progress from a Level 2 Health & Social Care qualification and successful functional skills. You will also need to attend an interview with a course tutor and receive a satisfactory reference. You must provide two confidential references and be able to work in demanding voluntary settings.

Course Duration

One year.


Assessment is carried out using a range of methods, which could include: direct observation, reports, assignments, essays, presentations and case studies.

Progression & Careers

This course is excellent preparation for moving into the sector at support level.

Careers include: care workers and assistants (domiciliary, children, mental health, elderly), Health & Social Care apprenticeships, support workers and health care supervisors.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 3
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus