When & Where

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code HSC051A

What you will learn

If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness, and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you. This Level 3 Health and Social Care course is an exciting new way to develop the skills and competencies needed for a career in the Health and Social Care field. The course provides in-depth study and training for anyone interested in a career in the Health services or Social Care field and 1 day per week in a range of health and social care settings. It also provides the theory and experience, which will be invaluable for progression into higher education, such as a nursing degree or into employment in the health sector as a practitioner in a variety of settings. You will also have opportunities to develop effective communication techniques as well as a range of practical skills, which are vital to work and progress in this field.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • explore the role of the Health and Social Care practitioner when working with members of the community.
  • learn about a number of interesting areas including growth and development, nutrition, communication and equality and diversity.
  • develop practical skills through a placement in a health and social care setting.
  • develop working knowledge of current practice and build on your skills to be an effective team member.
  • develop your work skills, whether you are looking to specialise in a care setting, or clinical environment.

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress on to Higher Education. Learners 19+ very welcome . Five GCSEs with at least grade 4/C in English language and maths and preferably science or a Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at C grade or Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner with appropriate English, maths and science qualifications. You will need to have a DBS check to enable you to attend a work placement.

What you need to know before you enrol

A willingness to participate in activities and commitment to completing tasks and assignments independently within deadlines and attend work placement. Throughout the course you will be supported to find a work placement. This could be a care home, hospital, activity day centre to name a few. There are a range of assessments for this qualification, which will include: controlled practical assessments of core skills, course work and assignments to evidence your knowledge base and professional development as well as end of programme written exams. ePortfolio Portfolio Submission - Ecorida is our web based ePortfolio system which allows you and your tutors to manage your assessments online as you progress through the course. Ecordia can be accessed remotely. You can also download the Ecordia App on your smartphone or tablet.
• Completion of Level 1 Mental Health Awareness also form part of this course.

What you need

Laptop or desktop computer for completing and submisison assignments .

Class format and activities

You will study 2 days per week at the Morley college waterloo site with additional work placement hours once established


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free