Health and Social Care Courses

This qualification is tailored towards confirming occupational competence for identified roles in the health and social care sector in England. Learners can achieve specialist skills in the care of individuals in the areas of: learning disabilities and dementia as learning pathways. The qualification assesses learner’s competence within a range of settings in Health and Social Care

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. The qualification is open to learners from the age of 16 upwards and there is no entry barrier based on previous academic attainment or learning.

Level 2 and 3 qualifications are open to:

  • Healthcare Assistants/Care Assistants/Support Workers/Key Workers
  • Senior Care Assistants in residential settings, community and primary care environments, domiciliary services, day services or in supported living projects.

Description of Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

  • A collection of health and social care qualifications which replaces the NVQs in Health and Social Care
  • Accredited within the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)
  • Endorsed pathways for Dementia and Learning disability care
  • Units are assigned a level and a credit value
  • Contains knowledge and competence units
  • Guided learning hours which indicates the time that might be allocated to direct teaching or instructions.
  •  Full award and/or Unit certification could be achieved
  • A compilation of units which reflect the competencies of workers  in specific areas of care

The duration of each respective course Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma is dependent on a learner’s individual schedule.  We, at Grossdale Institute aim to assist each learner to complete their course to the best of their abilities. Learners complete: - Level 2 – 3 to 6 months
Level 3 -   4 to 6 months

Unit Format
Level 2
This qualification requires 46 Credits. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the 9 mandatory units and choose Dementia or Learning Disability Pathway.

Level 3
To successfully achieve this qualification a total of 58 credits is required. Learners complete 28 credits from 9 mandatory units and choose Dementia or Learning Disability Pathway.

Assessments are carried out holistically. Learners’ will be assessed by various methods of assessment:Observation Reflective account/Personal Statement Questioning Professional discussion Witness testimony Performance Evidence/Work Product

The agreed methods of assessments are:

  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Safe and Manageable
  • Suitable to the needs of the learner

Staff and Organisations involved in Assessments
Tutor/Trainer Lead Assessor, Assessor, Independent Assessor Lead Internal Verifier, Internal Verifier, Independent Verifier External Verifier Awarding Body Head of Centre

Careers and Employability
Learners who study Level 2 Diploma qualification could progress to study Level 3 Diploma.The job roles that could be available to learners ‘who successfully complete Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care are:

  • Senior Care Worker or Support Worker
  • Personal Assistant Community support and outreach worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Employment support/ Advice Guidance and Advocacy
  • Supervisor Team Leader
  • Nursing– apply to university to become a nurse in Mental Health or Child Nursing
  • Midwifery – apply to university
  • Social Worker – apply to university for BA(HONS) Degree in Social Work

Following completion of Level 3 Diploma learners could progress to Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.

Grossdale Institute offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualifications which support workers in specialist roles of End of Life, Dementia or Learning Disabilities. The CPD qualifications are described as Awards or Certificates. We also provide’ Life Skills’ training which enables workers to carry out their job roles effectively.  This training includes Maths and English.

Our staff are available to provide Careers Advice, UCAS support and Career Building to all learners. Grossdale Institute supports learners who study whilst they work.

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Meet us
Each year we hold various events including Open Days which provides learners the opportunity to find out more about our range of Health and Social Care Diplomas. For specific dates and timesplease email:   or telephone 0208 507 1954

Our fees are subject to change every academic year. Please contact our Business Administrative Department to confirm fees and funding.

Telephone:  0208 507 1964


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