Diploma in Health & Social Care (NVQ – Level 3)

With the introduction of the QCF, NVQ has been replaced by QCF and this has given candidates the opportunity to specialise. The diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 is divided into 3 pathways, namely, Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability. At this level, candidates are expected to cover 58 credit units.

Who is it for?

Level 3 Diploma in HSC is for those who are aspiring to be or are already in supervisory positions like key workers or team leaders and have achieved level 2 or equivalent qualification.


Candidates are assessed using various methods including observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts, questions and answers, work products and more.

Progression route

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Care Service or a university degree