• Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF)
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    Possess invaluable information, skills and tactics to efficiently work in a healthcare environment with the guidance of our Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) qualification. Build your potential to function in a wide-ranging setting and help patients in regaining their health. 

    To ensure an extraordinary learning experience, you’ll just have to be 16 years old. You will have the opportunity to learn about health, safety, and well-being in any health care context. You will also discover more about mental health, infection prevention, information management, and personal development.

    Enrol immediately! A bright future is waiting for you!

    Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

    How many credits are required to complete it?

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 45 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 20 credits from the optional units. At least 37 of the credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

    How is it assessed?

    All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

    Please note, mandatory assessment for the unit ‘Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers’ (DHS 15) must provide evidence of a piece of extended writing or a project.

    Who Is This Course For?

    • Learners or apprentices who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.


    • Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges and training providers may have their own guidelines.

    Career Path

    The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard.

    The qualification content is applicable to a variety of roles, examples of which are included below:

    • Senior Healthcare Support Worker
    • Senior Healthcare Assistant
    • Maternity Support Worker
    • Theatre Support Worker
    • Mental Health Support Worker
    • Children and Young People Support Worker
    • Therapy Support Worker
    • Rehabilitation Assistant
    •Enablement Worker


    To learn about what each qualification means, please check out this file.

    To learn about the differences between Award, Diploma and Certificate, please read this file.

    After enrolling, you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find the resources, guidance, assignments and tips you need to succeed with your studies. You will get dedicated support from a student mentor who will provide you with the tips and guidance throughout the course. The mentor will guide you in understanding the guidance, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course and will also suggest additional study materials so that you can study the topics thoroughly. You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of each unit for getting qualified. You can contact with the mentor through email any time. After submitting all the assignments, you will get detailed feedback from our qualified assessor, if needed. It will help you prepare in the best possible way and find out any flaws that can prevent you getting qualified.

    Yes, all the costs are included in the price. However, you may have to pay some extra for certain condition and qualification.

    Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of our courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

    To learn about the difference between CPD course and Regulated Qualification, please read this file.

    UCAS points (also known as UCAS Tariff points) are a way of measuring the relative value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.

    £1,200.00 ex Vat