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Level: 5

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Weeks: 79

Hours: 12.00

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Tuition (£): 2882.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Adult Loan Amount: 2882.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

You will cover a number of areas, such as:

  • the assessment of individual needs
  • planning and review of care programmes
  • procurement and tendering
  • risk management
  • effective governance
  • domiciliary care management


Entry requirements

You should:

  • be aged over 19 and working in a care environment as a supervisor or manager
  • have independent study and time management skills
  • have an excellent standard of English

A Level 3 qualification would be an advantage to support your learning at Level 5. 

Course Content

The Diploma can be delivered either in a training centre or in the workplace. Learners are assessed mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the workplace. For knowledge-only units, they will be assessed either in or out of the workplace. .


How will I be assessed?

Assesment takes place in the workplace by your nominated assessor. They will collect a range of different types of evidence against the criteria of the qualification. This can include:

  • observations
  • assignments
  • products of work
  • professional discussions

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost is £2,000 if paying via invoice which can be over a period of months or via a student loan. Full information will be provided by the assessor and you will need to have this in place before enrolment can commence.

What can I do after this course?

This is the qualification required for managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes.

The Diploma can also help you work in roles such as:

  • Adult nurse 

  • Care home manager

  • Care worker

  • Children's nurse 

  • Health promotion / education specialist

  • Health service manager 

  • Learning disability nurse 

  • Mental health nurse 

  • Residential warden

  • Social worker 

  • Supervisor / team leader 

  • Volunteer manager 

  • Youth and community worker.




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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse.
As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall.
Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College. She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently.
She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.

For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.

These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.


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