Health and Social Care NCFE Level 3 Technical Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is a one year, full time course that gives a coherent study of the sector. It is intended as an Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to 1.5 A levels.

If a career in midwifery, social work, teaching or working as a paramedic appeals then this specialist course will give you an understanding of anatomy and physiology, communication, health and social care services, equality and diversity in the health and social care sectors. You will also complete placements and develop your understanding of health and safety, the lifespan of individuals and psychological/ sociological perspectives, preparing you to work in the Health or Social care sectors.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 years


Health & Social Care

5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 including English and maths.

This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression for working within the sector or continuing your studies.

The content of this qualification has been designed to ensure it supports progression towards higher study. In addition,
employers and professional bodies have been involved in order to confirm that the content is also appropriate for those interested in working in the sector.

You will study four Mandatory Units:

Human lifespan development
Working in Health and Social Care
Meeting individual care and support needs
Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care.
Optional units include:

Sociological perspectives
Psychological perspectives
Supporting individuals with additional needs
Physiological disorders and their care.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Portfolio of Evidence
Assessments, two of which are externally assessed.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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