SVC Healthcare and Educational Management Services LLP

(Health And Education, Just What You Needed)

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

The Level 3 diploma in H&SC has been the benchmark for skills in the sector for many years. Until recently however, the full UK qualification has only been available to UK residents. Recently Beacon Education has approached Industry Qualification (IQ), one of the leading awarding bodies for H&SC qualifications, to produce a UK qualification that can be delivered internationally. This is the first time that a foreign student, studying and living abroad, can gain a full UK H&SC qualification - supported, marked and assessed by UK-based tutors and leading to a world-renowned UK Diploma.

Our current programme has been designed to allow flexibility in delivery to suit the different needs of our global clients. Our “Core Programme” is a blend of UK-based tutor telephone, email, online and skype support, comprehensive workbooks, online materials, video clips and teaching webinars all managed through our online Student Portal. Our “Enhanced Programme” can be tailored to meet local needs, and includes the full Core Programme as well as the options for:

  • Initial face to face (in country) induction and introduction to the programme
  • Face to face support on using the Core Programme and Student Portal systems
  • Mid-point classroom training and review sessions
  • End point classroom review and final assessment

Core Programme Overview-Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

After registration the student will receive:

  • Introductory email with login to Student Portal and easy to follow instructions
  • Introduction to their UK-based tutor with full contact details
  • Their PDF programme learning and study materials
  • Guide to studying with Beacon Education 

The programme is made up of 9 individual units.

     For each unit student will:

  • Log into and attend the pre-recorded unit webinars
  • Read the unit section in the provided learning materials
  • Explore additional learning recommended by their tutor
  • Answer the unit questions (assignments) and upload to their tutor
  • Their tutor will mark, correct and give advice
  • Student will review, amend and send in final work before moving onto the next unit
  • As a final test of knowledge, we will book a short discussion session with the student 

On completion of the programme:

  • The student has uploaded final versions of all 9 unit assignments
  • The student has held a Skype discussion on each unit with one of our UK-based assessors
  • We will request the achievement certificate from IQ and forward to the student or partner as requested.

General Information


As this is a formal UK-based qualification, the course is delivered and assessed in English. Consequently, the student must be able to study in English and answer the written assignments in English.

Student must be computer literate and have access to a PC, laptop, tablet or a similar device.

No prior Health & Social Care experience is necessary as this programme develops the knowledge required to take the student from level 1 to 3.


The Core Programme is a self-passed learning course with 9 distinct units. We usually expect students to complete a unit a month so we set a guide of 9 to 12 months for course completion. However, as all units are available on demand any students can complete the programme in a much shorter timeframe if desired.


Course Content

IQ Level 3 Diploma-Principles of Health&Social Care

Working with Skills for Care, the NHS and care agencies, we have reviewed the many units available within the qualification and have agreed the 9 most relevant units to support employment in the care sector.

  • Principles of Health, Safety and Infection Control in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Person-Centred Care in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Duty of Care in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Teamwork and Multidisciplinary Working in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Record Keeping within Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Dementia Care
  • Principles of End of Life Care


Why the Care Sector?


Across the globe we are experiencing a significant growth in our elderly population with people living longer and needing various levels of care and support for longer. In the UK there are currently 120,000 vacancies in the care sector, with the Health & Social Care sector being one of the most stable employment sectors with a “job for life” for those with qualifications and passion for others. This is mirrored in many other countries where the demand for skilled carers is high, especially for those with a globally recognised UK Care qualification.


Why a UK Health & Social Care qualification?

UK qualifications are regarded as the global standard. Many countries recognise a UK vocational qualification, such a Health & Social Care as being equal to or superior to domestic qualifications. In the UK the Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care is seen by CQC, NHS, Skills for Care and employers as the benchmark for skills in the care industry.