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Diploma in Healthcare

Course Name 
C&G 4345-31 Diploma Healthcare Support L3Available for Enquiries
C&G 4345-31 Diploma Healthcare Support L3 (ALL+)Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Castleford College or Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date

Various dates


24-30 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Course Overview

This qualification aims to assess and develop the knowledge and skills of people working in a variety of healthcare settings as healthcare assistants working within different roles:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Maternity Support
  • Theatre Support
  • Children and Young People in Healthcare setting
  • Mental Health
  • Allied Health Profession Therapy Support

People wishing to gain this Level 3 qualification should be working with a minimum level of supervision and already possess good technical skills and knowledge.

You will be allocated a workplace assessor who will develop an individual learning plan and guide you to develop a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes.

What You Will Study

The apprentice must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.

To gain the Level 3 Diploma, you must achieve 83 credits.

43 credits from the following mandatory units: -

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and waste management
  • Contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
  • Maintaining quality standards in health sector
  • Study skills for senior healthcare support workers
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • Effective communication in care settings
  • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Person-centred practice, choice and independence
  • Understand mental ill health
  • Undertake physiological measurements
  • Communicate with individuals about promoting their health and wellbeing
  • Service improvement within the health sector
  • Responsibilities of a senior healthcare support worker
  • Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Maintain infection prevention and control in care settings

In addition to the core units, you will choose optional units that suit your current work role to achieve a further 20 credits, these will be discussed and planned with your Assessor.

How You Will Be Assessed

There are no examinations. You will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you in your workplace and observe you carrying out your daily tasks and duties. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, but you will need the appropriate language and literacy skills to enable you to achieve the qualification.

You will need to be working in a largely unsupervised role as a Healthcare Assistant and already have a good level of technical skills and knowledge.

Attendance Expectations

Your assessor will need to meet with you regularly to monitor your progress and to plan your assessment sessions. These meetings can take place either at your workplace or on College premises.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

It is expected that you would progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role.

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Course Groups (W) Services to Business
Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Subject Area (W) Health, Social Care & Wellbeing
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 14 May 2024 10:49

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