City College Nottingham

Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social …


    This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. This is suitable for all those who wish to work or are working in an role with adults in health and social care environments



    Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care


    Entry Requirements

    Due to eligibility restrictions, potential learners must be UK resident and aged 19 or over to be able to enrol onto this course

    Ideally, candidates should have attained Level 2 qualifications (GCSE Grades A to C standard) in Mathematics and English Language.  If the applicant does not hold Maths and English Language qualifications, or he/she can demonstrate competence through alternative qualifications, then the applicant will be required to undertake an initial assessment before being accepted on the course.

    All applicants will be interviewed by the Course Leader to establish suitability, and to ensure that prospective learners will be able to meet the academic and attendance requirements of the course, and to establish any additional support needs.


    Age Restriction

    Minimum age: 19 on 1st September of the academic year of joining (home/funded learners). Maximum age: None


    Assessment & Achievements

    All units are assessed through a variety of methods culminating in the building of a portfolio of evidence containing written assignments, presentations, and other evidence.  The portfolio is supported by a number of examinations, which are set and marked by the Awarding Body.  Assignments are staged throughout the duration of the course via an Assessment Plan.  Portfolio’s are internally assessed and internally moderated by City College Nottingham, and then externally moderated by Ascentis


    Length of Course

    This course is a full time, taught programme, over 2 days/week for one academic year (ie 3 terms), however, in addition to attendance in class, learners are expected to devote enough additional time as necessary for self-study, research and assignment writing, in order to complete the course successfully.

    Detailed timetables will be provided on course commencement


    Start Date

    Classes commence in September and January (dependent on numbers)


    Attendance Requirements

    Learners must achieve an attendance record of 85% over the duration of the course. Learners who miss any of their normal timetabled sessions will be expected to attend additional sessions (which may be with a different Tutor), to make up for lost learning hours. Learners who do not meet the attendance requirements will not be allowed to complete final assessment which leads to certification.



    • City College Nottingham, Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2NR
    • Charnwood St. Learning Centre, 1 Charwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GX



    Funding &  19+ Learning Loans

    Learners aged 19 years old or above, unless self-funding, will need to apply for a Advanced Learning Loan, to cover the tuition/course fees.  For more information about  Advanced Learning Loans, contact our Loans Advisor Jason Jones ( 0115 9101483, go to or phone the Student Finance England Helpline on (  0300 1000607)



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    How to enrol?

    An application for Admission needs to be completed prior to enrolment.  Download this from our website, or contact the HE Office on 0115 910 1455 or via e-mail to

    For Derby 01332 332 335 or via e-mail to


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