The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care qualiﬁcation develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It is aimed at those who may often be working without direct supervision or own their own. Learners will have a degree of responsibility and autonomy and will be required to make decisions within boundaries and limits agreed. The qualification covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures and contains a wide range of optional units which will allow opportunity for competence to be demonstrated in a wide range of contexts. There is an opportunity for learners to have specialist skills in the care of individuals with learning disabilities and dementia recognised through endorsed pathways.