Health & Social Care NVQ Level 3

Cost Duration
£1 700 12-24 months

Course Summary

The level 3 Diploma consists of a minimum of 58 credits which are made up of nine mandatory units and a number of optional units, based around your job role.  In order to identify which qualification and units are most appropriate we will match your skills and job description against the standards. This provides us with the opportunity to tailor the qualification to suit your individual situation and needs.


  • Leadership for Health and Social Care Level 5
  • This qualification is designed for people in senior positions in the Health and Social Care sector such as managers, assistant managers and senior care workers. It gives learners the opportunity to develop and demonstrate competence in leadership roles within Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

  • Have agreement from your employer to allow an assessor to visit you in the workplace
  • Have a minimum of 3 months' prior experience in the Health and Social Care environment
  • Be working a minimum of 15 hours per week

Course content

Mandatory Units:

  • Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s, and Young People’s Settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • The Role of The Health and Social Care Worker
  • Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
  • Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings

Optional units include:

  • Understand the Role of Communication and Interactions with Individuals who have Dementia
  • Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene
  • Enable Rights and Choices of Individuals With Dementia whilst Minimising Risks

Timings and Assessments

  • Approximately 12-24 months.
  • Once the appropriate units are agreed, assessment can start. An assessor will visit you in your workplace. They will plan their visits in advance and will accommodate your work pattern and activities. Assessment visits usually take place every 3-4 weeks and last approximately 1-1.5 hours each. You will be set tasks to complete between visits.
  • Your assessor will work with you to cover the knowledge and skills covered in the qualification. As well as being able to complete tasks competently, you should know why you do them a certain way. Together you will gather evidence to demonstrate you meet the qualification standards. A variety of assessment methods will be used. These will usually contain a mixture of:
    • Observation
    • Work products
    • Professional discussions
    • Oral and/or written question & answers
    • Reflective accounts
    • Witness testimonies
    • Recognised Prior Learning
  • Our Assessors will visit you once a month in the workplace
  • Start anytime

Costs and Resources

  • From £1,700 dependent on location
  • The qualification is eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government covers the course fees and repayments are only made once you are earning £21,000 or more.  More details can be found here:


  • For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email:
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