Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

As the need for adult social care continues to rise, it is important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide person-centred care for the people they work with.

If you are looking for a career change and want to understand more about health and social care, or if you have just started working in the sector and are looking for an introductory qualification, this fully online course is ideal. It is a knowledge-only course, so there are not any competence or practical elements.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to work in the adult social care sector. You will need to complete 9 mandatory units to achieve this qualification:

  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understand the role of the social care worker
  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings.

During your online learning course with LLC, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to additional support when you need it to make sure you can be successful with your studies. Our online learning materials are high quality, interactive and accessible in different formats to ensure you will be successful with whatever you choose to study.

This course is funded through the adult learning loan – find more information here. Alternatively, you can self-fund, payments in instalments are available, please contact us for further details.

On completion of this qualification, you may enter the health and social care workforce at this level or continue to increase your knowledge and understanding by progressing to an appropriate Level 3 qualification in this suite.

This qualification can be taken as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care. However, this qualification is also suitable if you are looking to gain an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills required to work in level 3 roles within the Adult Social Care sector, but are not yet ready, or unable to find suitable employment, to undertake the Apprenticeship.


LLC Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should have good English written skills


At the end of the course, learners will receive the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for you if you are an adult returning to work, or if you are undergoing a career change. You would take this qualification as part of a learning programme to increase your knowledge and understanding of the adult social care sector, or if you are working towards a career in this sector in a supervised job role.

As this qualification is knowledge only, you do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

Course Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed
  • Further your personal and professional development


Start Dates

You can start and complete your studies at any time that suits you.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees and much more.

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