Health & Social Care Level 3 Diploma City & Guilds (Flexible Learning) Print this page

Dates: Flexible
Days: Flexible
Sessions: 12
Centre: -
Course Code: E10001B01HE
Fees: Standard - £2,882.00
Concessionary - £45.00

Course Information

‘Concessions rates are only available to:
• Those aged 16-18
• Those aged 19-23 who do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification.

If you fall outside these criteria, you can apply for an advanced learner loan.

Please enquire further for full details on these concessions

Alternatively you can select ‘Full Fee’ when completing your enrolment online’

Introductory info

Are you working in the Care Sector and looking to improve your skills and knowledge and manage a small team? The C&G Level 3 qualification will give you an internationally recognised qualification that will improve your practice and employment prospects in this every growing industry.

What are the overall aims of the course?

Learners will be assessed on an individual basis but this is a qualification aimed at senior carers.
Learners must have paid employment where employers are supporting employees to progress into a senior carer role.

What will I learn on the course?

This course is a blended learning course where you will receive the Health and Social Care Level 3 standards at your initial session, and then have 12 months from the initial registration to complete. The Course will consist of Direct Observations in the work place, Assignments, and Knowledge Based Questions, and Study Guidance. It is a competence based qualification that assesses students in the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. There are both Mandatory and Optional Units which will need to make up to 58 credits to gain the qualification.

The mandatory units are:

Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings

The optional units can include:

Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities
Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings
Support Positive Risk Taking For Individuals
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Causes and Spread of Infection
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
Or other units that meet your job role.

Further details will be provided to you at the Initial Assessment meeting.

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to have a good level of English in order to complete the course and this will be assessed at Course Approval.
You will also need at least 6 hours per week of voluntary or paid employment in a care setting.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


If my course requires a Course Approval interview/assessment, what do I do?

As this course leads to a qualification, you will need to make an appointment for a course approval interview. This is to ensure the course is suitable for you. You may also be asked to complete a test/tests.

To be considered for a place on this course, you will need to make an application by clicking on ‘Apply’. If you do not already have an account with Sutton College, you will need to create one before you can make an application.

When you click on ‘Apply’ for this course, you will be asked for some further information and then directed to a list of available dates/times when you will be able to attend a Course Approval interview/assessment. Please select a time suitable for you.

How will I be taught?

Non-classroom based (including work-based learning)
Flexible Learning
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Practical tests
Portfolio of work
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

This course is a ‘Flexible Learning’ course, which means you will not be attending College at set times. Your tutor will agree with you times when you will be required to attend classes and/or tutorials.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pen, lined paper, ring binder folder.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

List progression opportunities – especially similar courses we offer at Sutton College

What should I do if I have any questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your query on the College website, please contact the Customer Services Team on 0208 2894700 or complete an online query at

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