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Health & Social Care Diploma Level 3

The course covers Development Through Life Stages, Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care, Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care, Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care, Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence.

This is a one year course, on completion you can progress to the Extended Diploma for year 2.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
James Watt College,
Matthew Boulton College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need four GCSE grades A-C (9-4) including English, maths and a science. Alternatively, you will have a Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 with Merit grade or above.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed on an on-going basis through a variety of methods including written exams, case studies and presentations.


This course can lead to a number of careers in the NHS as well as exciting careers in Nursing, Social Work, Family Support, Criminology, Psychology and even Law as well as progression to university level courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Parent Partnerships Workers
  • Inclusion Support Workers
  • School or Nursery Managers