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OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

Qualification Number: 603/6776/3


The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level. The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities, to meet national occupational standards. Learners will acquire skills to support a role in the Health and Social Care sector or progress to further study.


Requirements for the Diploma

This qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) therefore learners are eligible to progress to master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.

  • Successful completion of the GCE (O/L)
  • English Requirements *
  • OTHM Level 3

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Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care

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.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Evaluation: Assignment Based
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Medium: English
  • No. of credits: 120


Successful completion of OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies provides learners the opportunity for academic progressions to a wide range of undergraduate programmes including OTHM Level 4 diplomas.