Accessibility links

Health and Social Care (Adults) for England - level 3 Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

Depending on the units you choose, you can specialise in adults, or children and young people. If you’re working in a senior caring role in health or social care, this work based qualification is ideal for you. You’ll develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to carry out good practice in your workplace. It’s a flexible course with lots of support from your tutor, classroom based or on a one to one basis.

Before you start this course, you’ll need to be already working in a supervisory role in health and social care, where you are responsible for supporting others or making decisions.

During this course, you’ll apply your knowledge and skills to a variety of work based activities, most of which are challenging and may not involve one of your current duties.

You’ll build up a portfolio of evidence with the help of your tutor. And you’ll be assessed throughout the course in your workplace in several ways including, direct observations, professional discussions and witness testimony. You may also be able to use experience you’ve already built up, as evidence.

Entry requirements

You'll need to already be working in an appropriate health care setting either paid or voluntary sector

Future opportunities

It is anticipated that learners will progress to Level 5 QCF qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in health and social care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0800 074 0099
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Our Leek campus is located within easy reach of the town centre and offers our students fantastic opportunities to study Art and Design in the Leek School of Art, Engineering in the brand new Engineering facility and A Levels within the Leek campus A level Centre.

      Whichever campus you choose you’d be sure to have a great experience as both locations have well equipped classrooms, spacious student areas, library facilities and IT Suites.

      Find out how to get to the Leek campus