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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Want to be a nurse, teacher, social worker, occupational therapist or study for a degree in psychology, social sciences, childhood studies or health studies then this is the course for you. Whether that’s to get into university, get an apprenticeship or land your dream job!

This Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma could either be for learners starting their final year of education, for example after taking a level 2 qualification post-16 and wishing to follow a coherent one-year course at level 3, or for learners who wish to complete their course after one year and move into an apprenticeship or training with an employer. The qualification supports progression to a wide range of roles within the sector, usually when accompanied by other qualifications achieved at level 2 or level 3, such as in first aid, food hygiene, GCSEs in English and maths.

The BTEC quali cations in this are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifiations in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. These qualifcations accredit the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and other training provider organisations. The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.


The Qualifcation Number (QN) for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care qualification is 600/6178/9

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of four mandatory units (providing 240 guided learning hours or 40 credits) plus optional units that provide for a further 300 guided learning hours (50 credits) to produce a combined total of 540 guided learning hours (GLH) or 90 credits for the completed qualifcation.

  1. Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

  2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

  3. Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

  4. Development Through the Life Stages

  5. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

  6. Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

  7. Nutrition for Health and Social Care

  8. Coping with Change in a Health and Social Care Context

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements to enrol on this course, however you must have :

  • Aged 16 or above
  • Minimum English & Maths Skills at Level 1

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different level 3 programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialism they studied on the BTEC Level 3 Certificate or the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma programme. Learners may also be able to use the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma to gain partial achievement and have the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding needed in the sector.

When selecting units in the 90-credit Diploma, it is essential that consideration is given to the progression needs of the learner.

For example, if learners wish to eventually progress onto the Diploma (120 credits) or Extended Diploma (180 credits), they need to ensure that the optional units they select in the 90-credit Diploma also appear in the relevant pathway they wish to progress to.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. You need to be aged 19 or over and you are likely to be eligible.

All our courses are approved for Advanced Learner loan funding.

With an Advanced Learner Loan, there are No Payments until salary reaches £21,000

Within a few weeks the SFE approve your loan (assuming all criteria have been met) and send you a letter confirming that you can start your course.

The good news is, we let you start learning as soon as you have applied for a loan. So you don’t have to wait around and can start learning immediately.

The Total Price for this course is £4,670.00

Within this suite, the Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma (540 GLH) is primarily an Applied General qualification, equivalent in size to one and a half A levels. It has been designed as a one-year course, enabling learners to develop a common core of knowledge, including communication skills, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, human lifespan development, and allowing them the opportunity to study in more depth a range of option areas of their choice, such as:

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