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Level 3 Certificate Health and Social Care

The Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care enables applied study of the health and social care sector, providing learners with an introduction to key areas relating to current practice. It also provides learners with the knowledge and understanding essential to the health and social care sector, supporting progression to further learning or the workplace.


Course Overview

The certificate is made up of mandatory units which aim to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of key subject areas in health and social care. Learners will be required to attend placement in a work environment to support their learning.   The minimum number of hours required is 75 hours.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    One Year Full Time

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Course Content

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Reflective practice
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care



  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 5 x GCSE grades 4/C including Maths and English prior to starting the course.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


We are experiencing some technical issues with the apply system.  If you are having difficulties with this as an alternative you can download an Application Form (PDF) – this can be edited directly on your device, then saved and emailed to our central admissions Team centraladmissions@don.ac.uk


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details