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Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Health and Social Care

This qualification is a coherent study of the health and social care sector and supports progression to an apprenticeship or employment in the sector or to a further year of study at Level 3 with possible progression to higher education.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

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Units included in the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives

59% coursework, 41% exams.

We typically require maths and English GCSE grade at 4 or higher to enrol on the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma. Grade 4+ in a minimum of 3 other Level 2 subjects are an advantage but can be discussed at enrolment. Grade 4+ in a science may be an advantage if you are hoping to progress to university to study a health related programme.

Upon completion of the Level 3 National Foundation learners may progress to the Level 3 National Extended Diploma which supports progression to higher education.

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.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

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).

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