Adult Courses

Adult Care (Level 3 Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE maths and English or equivalent at grade D. You will undertake a written assessment and an interview and you will need to provide a satisfactory reference.


This is an excellent qualification for any learner looking for a professional career in health or social care. It is an introductory course and is ideal qualification for those who may be looking towards a career change and want to understand more about health and social care. We recommend learners to have a good interest to learn new skills and knowledge. You will study a range of units that will develop your knowledge and skills to help start your career in the health and social care sector. You will be required to attend college and attend a work placement in a health and social care setting.

Units include:
  • communication in adult social care settings
  • personal development in adult social care settings
  • diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • the role of the care worker
  • person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • health and safety in social care settings
  • how to handle information in social care settings
  • Assessment Criteria

    You will be assessed through both exams and theory as well as practical assessments.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Health and social care workers are much in demand In London as a whole, there are hundreds of vacancies for health and social care. There are many types of jobs within these vacancies. For example: care assistants and home carers, healthcare support workers in hospitals and GP practices.

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