Clinical Healthcare Support - Level 3 Diploma (Full-Time)

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Full-Time


This Diploma in Clinic Healthcare Support with provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in the health and/or care sector in England.

The course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of the health and social care workforce. The course has been developed for those wishing to gain experience and skills before entering in to work within the health and social care workforce.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is suitable for those wishing to progress in to full time work within the Health and Social Care sector. This one year course offers an alternative to A-levels whilst developing your sector knowledge and skills.


Qualification Gained

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

This course consists of a variety of different topics,  which you will expand your knowledge and skills in key areas including:

  • Safeguarding. 
  • Communication.
  • Health and safety.
  • Skills and knowledge.
  • Infection and prevention.
  • Working with clients.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Care and support.

Learning Methods

You will learn through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Practice work
  • Group work
  • Directed study
  • Visiting practioners
  • Guest speakers
  • Examinations
  • Professional discussions
  • Written assignment
  • Placement 

Assessment Methods

Through the units you will develop subject knowledge which will help you to complete the assessments, which includes :

  • Written assessment.
  • Observations.
  • Professional discussions.
  • Group presentations.

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course you could progress in employment or further training.

Career Opportunities

If you successfully complete the course, you may wish to progress a career in one of the following fields:


  • Phlebotomist.
  • Assistant Dietician.
  • Nursing Healthcare Assistant.
  • Care assistant.
  • Care support work in supported living.


Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSE's grades 9- 4 =A*-C or equivalent (including either English and maths Grade 4 or above)
  • A satisfactory DBS clearance
  • Caring and compassionate nature

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs


Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.