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Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma

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Course summary
Length: 400 hours
Price: 456.30 GBP VAT Free 365.04 GBP VAT Free
Location: Distance

Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Health & Social Care Level 3 DiplomaHealth and Social care

This Health & Social Care OLQA (Level 3 Diploma) distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Health & Social Care Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning health and social care is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a health and social care exam or career through home study. Because the distance learning diploma course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. This could be either through a role as an informal or formal carer, for those who wish to work in associated professions, or as a means to build on an existing knowledge base.

If you'd like to embark upon one of the many careers this course can lead to such as a family support worker or a care assistant then the home study Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma Course is the ideal distance learning training course for you.

Home Study Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Course Assessment

The OLQA Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma is assessed by a final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. 

Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.  The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.  We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by OLQA as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Course Duration

We recommended you spend approximately 400 hours of your time studying for the Health & Social Care Diploma or 40 hours per module. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you 24 months to complete but  if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in 12 months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma in as little as a year, or take up to two years, if you prefer – the choice is yours.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Prior learning knowledge or experience is not essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about being a health and social care professional and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

OLQA Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma

This Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma course leads to a Level 3 Diploma for successful learners. This means that it is accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 3, OLQA attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

Accreditation by OLQA is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by OLQA.

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Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma - course content

Course Content

The material will be presented in ten individual modules covering a range of related topics and concepts for health and social care in the home, community and formal settings. It will explore legislative frameworks and protocols, look at how care is accessed and provided in the UK, together with examining core approaches to service users.

Module 1: Growth and development
The first module is based around the physical and psychological processes of growth and development in humans from birth to old age. It will also explore the role of genetic inheritance in human development, together with contributing social, environmental and lifestyle factors. The concepts of health promotion and wellbeing in relationship to development will also be explored.

Module 2: Care and communication: Part one
In this module, students will study the types of communication that are relevant and important within different care settings; these include verbal and non-verbal, written reports, confidentiality, listening skills and empathetic approaches. This module will also look at personal values and beliefs of carers and how these may influence behaviour, attitude and approach towards service users.

Module 3: Care and communication: Part two
This module examines the provision of care and the concept of service users within the UK. Students will study issues of rights, legalities and responsibilities, together with the routes to obtaining appropriate care and how carers can ensure a positive experience for all service users.

Module 4: Focus on social issues
Relationships, lifestyle, social class and gender issues are dealt with in this module. A look at how demographics influences care needs and structured provision will also be covered. The concept and implications of an ageing society, mental health and disability will be explored, and also discrimination relevant to health and social care issues.

Module 5: Focus on wellbeing
Physical, psychological, social and emotional aspects of wellbeing and what sort of activities within various care settings contribute to awareness and positive recovery and rehabilitation will be looked at.

Module 6: Public health and the UK care system
This module examines the history of the care system in the UK, together with frameworks and service provisions currently in use. It will also introduce the concepts of data interpretation, nutritional standards and recommendations, together with legalities surrounding infectious disease and interventions. The module will look at different care sectors and how individual needs are planned for and met.

Module 7: Health promotion
This module examines in detail the concepts of health promotion and wellbeing, and how implementation of strategies, frameworks and recommendations are carried out via various agencies and approaches. It also looks at the dissemination of health promotion information throughout care settings and the influence it has on wellbeing. The module will also give examples of different health promotion activities and how to plan, execute and evaluate these.

Module 8: Health and disease
This module introduces the basic concepts of understanding disease and why they occur. It also describes the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions in relation to care settings and responsibilities. Prevention strategies and rationale will be examined.

Module 9: Research in health and social care
This module looks at the importance of research within scientific and practice based elements of the field, and describes how this type of research is carried out, methods of data collection and the interpretation of this data which may be used to influence public policy and care provisions in the future.

Module 10: The psychology of health and social care
The final module examines the different types of behaviour that may be encountered within care settings and how psychological approaches appropriate to various behaviours may contribute to positive experience and outcomes for service users.


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fees, certification fees and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Health & Social Care home study course is £456.25 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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