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Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care

This 1 Year course is broadly equivalent to 1 A Level and enables you to learn about health related subjects

Available Sessions

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 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
20+ £0.00 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 1 Year course is equivalent to 1 A Level and enables you to learn about health related subjects. This course will require an attendance commitment of at least 15 hours per week.
Subjects studied may include:
  • Snatomy and Physiology
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Communication in Health and Care
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights


Work placement in either care or health setting is an integral part of the course.

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 Numeracy and ICT.  If you do not have a GCSE grade in C in Maths and ICT.

Please note: The part-time option for this course is only available in the Newtownards Campus.  The Minimum age to enter this course is 18 years of age.  If you are interested, please click 'apply' on this page.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. A Distinction grade is required if you are progressing from a Level 2 Diploma.

Students will only be accepted onto this course following a successful interview which included structured questions as part of this interview.

Students who have not achieved GCSE Mathematics or English will not be accepted onto this course.

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 volunteers 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.

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

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


Any educational trips may incur 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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