Diploma Details

OTHM Level 3

Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

Overview:

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care equips learners for roles like support worker or care assistant. It focuses on essential skills, aligning with national standards, and serves as a pathway to a career in the sector or further studies.

Diploma Details

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is open to individuals aged 18 and above, with no specified entry requirements.

OTHM ensures admitted learners have the necessary capabilities, and centers must recruit with integrity, aligning qualifications with learner needs. The program is in English, and non-native speakers need to demonstrate language proficiency.

Visit the website for details on English language expectations.

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care comprises 6 mandatory units, totaling 60 credits with 600 hours of Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

  • Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker (10 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Person-centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)

The qualification spans 12 months for full-time study but offers flexibility for part-time and distance learning. It is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, or online by approved centers only.

Units in this qualification are internally assessed by the center and externally verified by OTHM. The criteria for a ‘pass’ involve learners providing evidence of meeting all learning outcomes and assessment criteria standards. The Assessor determines successful fulfillment, and an audit trail should demonstrate the judgment of overall achievement by learners.

Completing OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma enables learners to progress academically to various undergraduate programs, including OTHM Level 4 diplomas. For details, visit the University Progressions page on the website.

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