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Health and Social Care Level 3 online course

Health and Social Care Level 3 Course

Enrolment Fee £395.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The Distance Learning Health and Social Care Level 3 course would be beneficial if you are planning on becoming a social worker, health visitor, carer, nurse or paramedic. This course is one of our most popular and is ideal for anyone wanting to work in the health and social care sector. It is also excellent CPD material for those already working in a related field.

This home study course follows a logical and familiar structure; covering issues applicable to a Health and Social Care setting. You are then given an insight into many common health issues that affect most of us throughout our lives. These include common diseases and illnesses like diabetes and epilepsy. Subsequent units help you understand the effects that drugs and alcohol has on the body and their impact on society. This course will also provide you with the knowledge of how to support individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate. This consists of 15 standards and is intended for Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) and Adult Social Care Workers (ASCW), including Care Support Workers, Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, and those providing support to clinical roles who have direct contact with patients. The Care Certificate is a key component of the overall induction that employers must provide legally in order to meet the essential standards set out by the Care Quality Commission.

What can you do with Health and Social Care Level 3

You could work in the NHS, at a private hospital or nursing home, or in the community.

The work you do will be part of an agreed programme of care, and you'll be supervised by senior members of staff.

Your day-to-day tasks could include:

  • helping patients shower and get dressed
  • helping people eat
  • making beds
  • using equipment to lift and move patients
  • talking to patients and reassuring them
  • helping patients to the toilet
  • tidying the ward or patients’ homes
  • attending meetings with other healthcare professionals
With experience you could train new healthcare assistants.

With training, you could become an assistant practitioner in chiropody or podiatry, occupational therapy, radiography or physiotherapy.

You could also apply to train as a nurse, radiographer, dietitian, midwife or social worker.

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For the Health and Social Care Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings
  • Introduction to Learning Disability Awareness
  • Understanding an Individual with Learning Disabilities
  • Supporting People with Learning Disabilities & Mental Health Needs
  • Supporting People with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Supporting People with Autism
  • Supporting People with Cerebral Palsy
  • Supporting People with Down Syndrome
  • Supporting People with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Caring for People with Dementia
  • End of Life Care
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Safe Handling of Medicines
  • Awareness of Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Infection Control
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Data Protection
There are no exams at the end of this course and assessments is based purely on coursework only.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


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Health & Social Care Level 3

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Health and Social Care Level 3

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£60.00 x 4 months


Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Level 3 Health and Social Care course has been benchmarked at a level 3 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.

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