Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is designed to help you advance your career in the adult health and social care sector.

Suitable for adults at the start of their career or for employed adults who want to professionally progress, this course provides the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work successfully within a healthcare setting.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has various start dates throughout the year, and will take up to 18 months to complete.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover:

  • Safeguarding
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Communication in a care setting
  • Duty of care
  • Handle information in care settings
  • Personal development in care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in a care setting
  • Health, safety and wellbeing in a care setting
  • Implement person-centred approaches in care settings

The above are mandatory units. In addition to this, you will also choose up to an additional 10 optional units.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports, and direct observation of your work practice.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, however, you must be employed in the health and social care sector, within a senior or team leader role.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £2,882.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,725 per year. For more information, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan page.

There are a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment.

If your employer is willing to fund your course, we can help you to arrange this.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may choose to advance your skills and knowledge by continuing on to the level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Sandra Cunningham

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