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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

Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
31 to 34 Weeks
Level 3
Full-Time Study

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Course Code: 72134

Duration: 31 to 34 Weeks

Level: 3

Type: Full-Time

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:
  • Anatomy 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 and the Minimum age for the part course is 18 years of age.  If you are interested, please click 'apply' on this page.

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Ideal If:
you would like to work as in Health and care sector as social work, Nurse, Occupational therapy and Youth work or other Allied Health professions.
You'll Learn:
about anatomy and physiology, development through the life stages, communication in health and care and physiological disorders.
You'll Love:
taking part in an exciting work placement in either a care or health setting.
You'll Progress:
onto employment or top up to the 1-year Diploma in Health and Social Care. Successful completion of further study will enable you enter Nursing or the Allied Health Professions such as Occupational Therapy or Social Work.
You'll Need:
4 GCSEs at Grade C including either Maths or English. You are required to complete an Access NI Clearance.  If progressing from a Level 2 Diploma a merit or distinction is required. 
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.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
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