The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care is aimed at candidates who are wanting to gain the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector as a support worker, senior support worker or care assistant level.


Course Structure

Through distance learning you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Health & Social Care.

To gain the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care you must complete 6 mandatory units to demonstrate both your knowledge and your working practice.


Mandatory Units

Unit H/618/5284: Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care Worker

Unit T/618/5287: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

Unit F/618/5289: Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care

Unit F/618/5292: Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings

Unit J/618/5293: Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings

Unit L/618/5294: Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings


Course Format

Your learning material will be provided by your assessor, along with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



You will build up a portfolio of evidence in the form of written statements or “Reflective Accounts” along with supporting work products you have produced. You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include a supervisor, line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma does not require an observation.


Age Restrictions

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care is not approved for those under the age of 18.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course. 



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Social Care assessment team for 12 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone or email.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £895.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course. Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.