Level 3 – Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care
Level 3

This course is suitable for those who already work as a care worker, within a health and social care setting and have some responsibility in the workplace.

Who is this Qualification for?

This qualification is aimed post-16 learners in Wales working, or seeking to work, in the health and social care sectors. This qualification is accessible to all who wish to undertake it, with any barriers which may restrict access and/or progression being identified and supported to ensure equality of opportunity.

What are the potential job roles for those with this qualification?

•residential care

•community and primary care

•acute health environments (hospitals)

•domiciliary services (home care / home help)

•supported living projects

•community-based care

•private care for a person or family.

How is the qualification structured

To achieve the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total:

  • 18 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory group
  • A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Optional group A
  • The balance of 18 credits can be achieved from units in Optional groups A or B
  • A maximum of 10 credits from Optional group A and B may be achieved from units at level 2

To achieve the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total;

  • 18 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory group
  • A minimum of 13 credits must be achieved from Optional group A
  • The balance of 19 credits can be achieved from units in Optional groups A or B
  • A maximum of 10 credits from Optional group A and B may be achieved from units at level 2

*Please note learners must complete the Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Core qualification prior to or alongside this qualification.

Optional Units

You will also be required to complete a number of optional units. These will be selected based on your specific job role.

Certification Gained
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 3 in Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) or (Children and Young People)
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 2 Essential Skill in Application of Number
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 3 Essential Skill in Communication
What are the benefits of this qualification?

Learners who achieve either the Level 3 in Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) or (Children and Young People), will have also achieved the Level 3 in Health and Social Care: Core. This means they will be a recognised level 3 practitioner. At this stage learners may progress on to higher level learning, from the City & Guild / WJEC consortium.

Qualification Time

Completion of this qualification is a maximum of 15 months.

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

Sirius Skills is a training company providing a full range of services to businesses and people that support growth and development. Started in 2010 by founders Claire and Mark Woods, Sirius Skills now offers QCF Delivery Support from level 2-5 across a range in various areas.