Health & Social Care

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a competence based qualification which means that it covers the
knowledge and skill that are required to work in a particular job role, such as senior care assistant or senior support worker in adult care. This means that you must be working in a role where you have some level of responsibility for or supervision of others or for leading on aspects of work within your work setting. This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners.

The content of the mandatory units covers person centred approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and wellbeing.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry tests in Maths and English
    Candidate is 24+
    Candidate does not hold any other Level 3 qualifications.
    Any adult in England earning under the National Living Wage will also be able to access this qualification for free, regardless of their prior qualification level.

  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is ideal for you if you are working in an adult care setting and wish to develop your skills and
    knowledge to a level which demonstrates that you are competent.

  • Study methods

    A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The assessment of the qualification mostly takes place in your real work environment whilst you carry out the day to day activities of your job. This means that you are also proving your work to a nationally recognised level at the same time as doing your job. You will also complete assessments, answer questions and carry out professional discussions which can be assessed outside of your workplace.

  • More information

    Based at the Hayes Campus

    Free - Subject to meeting entry requirements

    Fortnightly workshops - Thursday 2 - 5pm

    February 2023 Start date

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Opportunities may also be available to progress to an apprenticeship for the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care or
    Leader in Adult Care as long as your job role supports this.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    City & Guilds level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (4222-34) or Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services (4978, Adult Pathways).

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Feb 2023

Starts 3 February 2023

Duration 15 Week(s)

Location Hayes Campus

Days/Time Thursday
14:00 - 17:00