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City and Guilds RQF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (3095-31)

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

This is one of our most popular Social Care qualifications. The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England. The qualification is for where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support, and /or a level of supervisory.

You MUST be working in a care position to study this course. 

This can be credited towards an access to nursing course to most Universities.

Please call us 01472 240112 for details.

This qualification provides an excellent platform for those candidates working in care settings or working in a service users own home. The Level 3 is a possible progression route for candidates moving into supervisory or management roles.

Therefore this qualification would suit the following groups of people:

  •  Responsibility for others such as:
  •  Lead Adult Care Worker
  •  Lead Personal Assistant
  •  Key Worker
  •  Domiciliary Care Worker
  •  Senior Care Assistant
  •  Support Worker(3095-31) ​.

This qualification may also suit personal assistants for individuals, or the families of those individuals, who employ them directly under management supervision. 

Options available for this qualification

There are 2 ‘pathways’ or routes available to you depending on the environment in which you work.

Generic or clinical - your assessor will support you in choosing the most appropriate units.

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits.
28 Credits must be taken from the mandatory group A.
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken from optional groups B, C.
A minimum of 20 credits must be taken from group B.
A maximum of 10credits can be taken from group C.

How will the qualifications be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced.

An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause minimum disruption to your work routine, and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties who you work with. This may include supervisors or line manager or other suitably qualified individuals. They need to understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification. You have fully uncapped support from the team here at SVT.


On average, most candidates will complete in 6 months. Some may take less depending on their personal circumstances and how much time they have to dedicate to the qualification. Either way, we will work at a pace that suits you and you have access to the course for a whole 12 months.

What are the progression routes?

On successful completion of this award you may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) and other short courses in the Care sector. Subject to support by management or in a management role. 

Further Information

Entry Requirements:
You must be in employment in a care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

Age restrictions

The level 3 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 18.


£895.00+VAT. However, if you pay in full by credit or debit card, you can take 10% off using code PIF10 or calling 01472 240112. A £275.00+VAT Observation is also payable - this is  £495.00+VAT if you reside in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or Scotland.


England, Wales and Northern Ireland

What is RQF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RQF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units and applies to England.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.

Memberships (Upon application)

  • Social Care Association
  • Royal College of Nursing

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