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Health Studies (Science) National Foundation Diploma Level 3

This course is aimed at people who would like to develop their knowledge and skills required for working in the health and social care sector.

The units covered are;
– Human Lifespan Development
– Working in Health and Social Care
– Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
– Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
– Physiological Disorders and Their Care
– Nutritional Health
– Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
– Enquiries into Current Research into Health and Social Care
– Work Experience in Health and Social Care
– Promoting Public Health
– Medical Physics Application in The Health Sector
– Genetics
– Biomedical Science

Course Info

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

Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSE grades C or above including English, Maths and Science.

Delivery and Assessment

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


On successful completion of this course, at Merit or above, it will allow you to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health Studies (Science). It will also give employment opportunities within the Health and Social Care Sector in role such as dietician, podiatrist, paramedic, radiography, radiotherapy etc.