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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course enables you to learn about health related subjects

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We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
More Info
Full-Time 03/09/2018
20+ Apply Now
Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
More Info
Full-Time 03/09/2018
20+ Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Overview
This Year 1 course is broadly equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and enables you to learn about health related subjects. You will be required to commit to attending the course for approximately 15 hours per week.

Subjects studied may include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Development through the life stages
  • Communication in health and care
  • Health safety and security
  • Physiology disorders
  • Equality, diversity and rights


You will also work towards a personal development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability.  You will be required to complete Essential Skills in ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in ICT.  Students who have not achieved GCSE in Maths or English will not be accepted for this course.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs to include English, Maths and Science at C or above (or equivalent) if progressing from a Level 2 Diploma must have an overall Distinction grade.
Students will only be accepted onto this course following a successful interview.
In addition students who wish to progress to health science pathway must have a minimum of 2 CC in Double Award Science.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will lead directly onto further study on the 1 year Extended Diploma (top up), which upon completion will be the equivalent to 3 A Levels.
Alternatively the course may also lead directly into a career such as a care assistant or into other areas in the health and social care field.
How will it make me more employable?
You will 'Get the Edge' by:
  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
  • Gaining a personal development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (Communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
  • Gaining hands on experience through placements and industry  projects
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC student companies

This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.

You will experience the real world of work through work placement experience. This could be in a nursing home, residential or hospital setting.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be continually assessed through course work.
Additional Costs

Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student at a cost of £33.

Any educational trips may have an additional fee.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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