Empowering learners for roles in health and social care, our Level 3 Foundation Diploma imparts essential skills and knowledge. Aligned with national standards, it enables immediate career entry or progression to advanced studies in this dynamic sector.
The Stars College Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is available for learners aged 18 and above, with no specified entry requirements. Stars College emphasizes admitting learners with the necessary capabilities for the program. Stars College Centers are responsible for recruiting learners with integrity, ensuring their needs are met, facilitating learning and achievement, and enabling progression. English language competency evidence is required for learners not from a majority English-speaking country. Further details can be found on the English Language Expectations page on the website.
Stars College qualifications at RQF Level 3 are designed to assess practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competences in academic terms, considered equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.
The Stars College Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care comprises 6 mandatory units, accumulating to a total of 60 credits, with 600 hours of Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
The Stars College Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care includes mandatory units such as Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker, Effective Communication, and Ethical Practice, emphasizing person-centered approaches, health and safety, and information handling, each carrying 10 credits. The qualification totals 60 credits, with a focus on essential skills for health and social care settings.
The Stars College Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care is structured for a 12-month full-time study but offers flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers exclusively deliver the qualification through various methods, including face-to-face instruction, lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, and online modalities.
The Stars College Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care utilizes internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, requiring learners to present evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria for a 'pass.' The Assessor evaluates and makes judgments on learners' successful fulfillment of the assessment criteria, and an audit trail is expected to demonstrate how the overall achievement judgment was reached.
Success in qualifications taught and assessed in English by Stars College requires learners to demonstrate English language comprehension at a level equivalent to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5. This language proficiency is a prerequisite for applicants accepted onto Stars College qualifications.
Upon completion of the qualification, meeting the standard academic entry requirements of the university, applicants are subject to individual assessment and other specific entry criteria that may impact university entry. The established progression arrangements, confirmed by each university, allow learners with qualifications approved and regulated by Ofqual to advance to top-up degree programs, master's programs, or MBA courses in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.