Health & Social Care

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional unit content 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.

The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of Adult Care services

  • Entry requirements

    Working in a Health and Social care setting/role.
    Entry tests in Maths and English
    Curriculum Interview
    Candidate is 19+
    Meet residency criteria as per funding rules.
    Candidate will be fully funded if it is their first full Level 3 qualification and not previously accessed NSF funding.
    If you already have a full level 3 qualification or above and are employed with a low wage (currently £23302.50 for residents of the Greater London Area) then you may still be able to access this qualification for free.

  • Who is the course for?

    The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England) is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England and is applicable to a variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others such as:

    • Lead Adult Care Worker
    • Lead Personal Assistant
    • Key Worker
    • Domiciliary Care Worker
    • Senior Care Assistant
    • Support Worker
  • 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 building an E-Portfolio of evidence which can be assessed outside of your workplace.

  • More information

    Fortnightly Workshops
    Fridays 10 -1pm
    Hayes Campus

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Learners can progress to the City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (4222-34) or the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leading and Managing an Adult Care Service (3096-51) providing they are in an appropriate job role.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care within a role which has some autonomy, delegated responsibility or where there may be a need for supervision of others.

  • 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 Apr 2023

Starts 20 April 2023

Duration 15 Week(s)

Location Hayes Campus

Days/Time Thursday
14:00 - 17:00

Course starting Sep 2023

Starts 8 September 2023

Duration 15 Week(s)

Location Hayes Campus

Days/Time Thursday
14:00 - 17:00

Course starting Jan 2024

Starts 11 January 2024

Duration 15 Week(s)

Location Hayes Campus

Days/Time Friday
10:00 - 13:00