ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care


The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is a 60 credits Ofqual regulated globally recognised programme for people who want to work in Health and Social Care or may already be working in Health and Social Care and would like to develop their knowledge and skills to become a future manager. The course is for people of all ages and professional backgrounds ranging from school and college leavers to more mature students. The Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 means that anyone working in health and social care should be learning and improving their practice on an ongoing basis. So, this diploma will help to develop your knowledge, skills, and experience as a contemporary Health and Social Care Practitioner, giving you the confidence to apply for management roles should you wish to do so now or in the future.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – ATHE. This Course is to develop learners understanding of policy and management theory. It helps in your practice in health and social care. Also, it provides learners with an opportunity to solve with the challenges faced. Further it will provide vital knowledge. It enhances the ability to work as an effective manager in the social care industry. Moreover, it combines both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 3
Credits 60
Mode of Study  Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 6 – 9 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,000 (Online)

£4,500 (Hybrid)

Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
  • Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • Recognising the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct
  • An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
  • Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
  • To develop transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing
  • To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career

Career Direction

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Health care Executive Secretory
  • Assistant Manager of hospitals & social care industry

Further Education

Further Education

Successful completion of the Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1st of a three-year UK undergraduate programme or pursue Level 4 Health and Social Care Diploma or another sector


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

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An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or equivalent overseas qualification i.e., Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma


Mature learners (over 25) with at least 5 years of management experience if they do not possess the above qualification (this is reviewed on a case-by-case basis)


Module Structure
Learners are required to complete 6 units to achieve the 60 credits required to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care.


Unit Title
Mandatory Unit
1.        Structure and Overview of the Health and Social Care Sector
2.   Pr Principles, Values and Regulation in the Health and Social Care Sector
Human Growth and Development
Working in Health and Social Care
Research in Health and Social Care
Personal and Professional Development in the Health and Social Care Sector

* These modules are core and must be passed to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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