This course is perfect for those looking to improve their skills to enable them to have a level of responsibility and improve their confidence and performance in roles such as a care assistant, support worker or healthcare assistant. This Level 3 course covers both the theoretical knowledge and the practical element, giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate some of their learning. Learners are required to conduct 100 hours of work placement in a real care environment. The qualification covers a range of topics which are suited to a career in a health and social care setting. It is ideal for those wishing to understand more complex topics including safeguarding, healthy lifestyles, emotional well-being and how to develop a child’s literacy and numeracy skills.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GSCEs or O-Levels
  • Confident English language skills (the course materials and delivery will be in English)



  • Preparing to Study
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Preparing a Written Assignment
  • Independent Research
  • Progressing to Higher Education
  • Equality and Diversity within Health Care
  • The History of the National Health Service
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Nutrition and the Digestive System
  • Human Reproduction, Growth and Development
  • The Human Musculo-skeletal System
  • Cell Biology
  • Social Factors in Health Care
  • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Inequalities in Health and Illness

What you will learn?

  • The importance of assessment feedback
  • How to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
  • The financial implications of further study
  • Equality and diversity within health care
  • The importance of research in psychology
  • The role of professional bodies for health care professionals
  • Basic concepts in sociological explanation
  • Nutrients and their sources
  • How cells grow and divide
  • Inequalities in health and illness

Employment prospects:

  • NHS
  • Private Practice
  • Research