BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care

The Subsidiary Diploma is the first year of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and is a practical, work-related course. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. We will arrange for you to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, formally known as the CRB check, and this will be explained to you upon enrolment. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full-time employment.


Course Content

Students study a number of units including:


  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights 
  • Health Safety and Security
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 

Entry Requirements

You need four GCSE's at grades A*-C/9 with a C/4 including English Language or Mathematics or have successfully passed a Level 2 course with Functional Skills in English and Mathematics.  Selection is by interview with tutors.   A satisfractory reference and DBS police check is required.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate equivalency at grade C or above, to include Mathematics or Science, or other related comparable qualifications.  IELTS (UKV1) 5.5 or above is required together with a satisfactory reference. A Skype or face-to-face interview will also take place.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.


Successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma leads onto the second year of the Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2    A Levels). Alternatively you may go straight into employment where you could work and train in hospitals, nursing homes and health centres.

Additional Information

This is a full time course. Students under 19 do not pay tuition fees. For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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