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Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma at Weymouth College

Course description

10–12 month programme The purpose of this qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce.

Course content

Qualification structure To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), students must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. There is a choice of three pathways that students can take to suit their current job role: • Generic pathway • Dementia pathway • Adults with learning disabilities pathway.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements, however you do need to be in a senior carer position or be working in a role that has considerable autonomy or responsibility.


You will be assessed in the workplace using several different methods including observation of practice, questioning and witness testimonies from senior staff. This is collected in a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

You can progress to employment and undertake other related occupational training in the workplace, or you can progress to university for training in nursing, social work, and other related professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weymouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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