Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care2018-12-02T19:59:25+00:00

Level 3 90-credit Diploma inHealth and Social Care

Course Details

This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to gain con­fidence and progression.

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels and provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can bank and then build on their achievement. In this way, it encourages progression for those learners who wish to undertake a one-year course of study because of individual circumstances.

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different level 3 programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialism they studied on the BTEC Level 3 Certi­ficate or the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma programme. Learners may also be able to use the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma to gain partial achievement and have the requisite skills, knowledge, and understanding needed in the sector.

For adult learners, the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma can extend their experience of working in a particular sector. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break.

Other Details

Qualification type: BTEC National

Qualification title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level: Level 3

Accreditation status: Accredited

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 540

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 900

Qualification number (QN): 600/6178/9

Eligible for funding in England for: 16-18 (EFA funding), 19-23 Level 2 and 3 entitlement (SFA funding), 19+ Advanced learner loan (SFA funding)


  • Level 5 qualifications for management
  • senior practitioner in health and social care

Availability: UK and international



Our Accreditations