Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course can lead directly to careers in care establishments and nursing assistants or lead on to higher education study in health and social care.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10469

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
05/09/2022

Course Overview

This is a 2 year course and you will undertake the National Extended Certificate in Year 1 and then the year 2 the following year if successful.

There will be 8 Units in total, some of which will have external exams and some will be course work.

6 Mandatory Units and 2 Optional Units. Subjects studied will include:  

- Human life span development

- Working in Health and Social Care

- meeting individual care and support needs 

Work placement in either a care or health setting along with a project are integral parts of the course.

Course Modules

 Will include:   

- Human life span development

- Working in Health and Social Care 

- Meeting individual care and support needs 

- Research in health and social care

- Work experience in health and social care

- Principles of safe practice in health and social care

- Promoting public health and another optional unit 

Ideal If:

You would like to work with individuals in a Health & Social Care setting including Nursing Home, Residential or Community settings.  Or if you wish to progress to Higher Level study. 

You'll Learn:

You will gain experience in Health and Social care settings as you will be required to undertake placements.  You will learn about working with individuals in different settings.

You'll Love:

You will gain experience in Health and Social care settings as you will be required to undertake placements.  You will learn about working with individuals in different settings.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply for jobs in the Health and Social Care sector or Higher Level HNC or University Courses.

You'll Need:

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include grade C or above in English or maths (Preferably English).  Merit or Distinction required if progressing from a Level 2 Diploma.  (You are required to complete an Access NI).

You will also be required to pass initial interview and assessment/test . 

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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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
05/09/2022

Enquiries Information

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Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Year 1)
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Downpatrick

05/09/2022

20+

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Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Year 1)
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Lisburn

05/09/2022

20+

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FE
Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Year 1)
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Newtownards

05/09/2022

20+

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