Oxford International Professional Diploma in Adult Social Care

Our career ready Level 3 course in Adult Social Care gives you the skills to start a career upon graduation in the health and care sector in the UK.

Adult social care diploma
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Your route to industry hands-on experience to provide you with the right skills and knowledge needed to succeed

You will be taught all the skills you need to have a successful career in Adult Social Care. We’ll cover everything from theory to practical experience, and our team will be there to support and prepare every step of the way. As part of our programme, all students will have a one-term work placement with our trusted local providers near our study centres. What's stopping you? Get ready to kickstart your career in the UK!

Gain real-world experience
through a work placement while studying, allowing students to develop the skills needed to succeed.
Clear path to employment
upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for a UK Skilled Worker Visa and seek employment opportunities in the UK.


9 months (including placement)


January | March | May | July | September | November

Tuition Fee


Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component

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How it works Your path to a career after study

Graduate from high school

Complete high school or equivalent.

Enrol the programme

Apply online to join our next intake at one our centres.

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First term

During your first term you will study a range of modules to prepare you for your working environment including health and safety, responsibilities, safeguarding and duty of care.

Work Placement

Gain real-world experience through a work placement while studying.

Third Term

During your third term you will further your study with additional modules including dementia care, persona care, use of medication and infection prevention.


Complete the Diploma in Adult Social care and start your career in the UK with a skilled worker visa.

Student stories Don’t just take our word for it

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The tutors have encouraged me to use critical thinking...

"At the beginning, it was challenging, but the tutors have encouraged me to use critical thinking and to explore unconventional ways of solving problems. They don't just give me the answers. After a while, I have adapted to London and I have become more confident in being myself."
Fares Mohammed London Centre Student

Centre Locations From London to Oxford

Students can choose between the London and Oxford centres for different experiences. Explore the centres to learn more.

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London Centre

One of the many reasons students decide to study at the London Centre is its location. It's just 2 minutes away from the University of Greenwich and a short distance away from the 'big city' of London.

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Oxford Centre

Located in the heart of Oxford, our students have the extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves in their education path and also in the culturally diverse and rich heritage the city has to offer.

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The Student Experience You are at the heart of everything we do

At our Pathway Centres, you can expect a welcoming and supportive community. Our specialised support and high-quality programme courses provide you with the tools you need to succeed in university and beyond.

Individual Support

Our small class sizes ensure you are given the individual attention and personalised support required to thrive in your studies.

Progression support

Once you've successfully complete your pathway course with us, our team will support you to progress into employment or on to university.

Frequently Asked Questions Have questions? Let us help you

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You will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 3 Professional Diploma in Adult Social Care. Level 3 is the equivalent to A-Level study.

Upon the certificate being awarded to you, you will be eligible to apply for UK skilled worker visa (Health and Care Worker Visa). We will also help you sign up with an employment agency in the UK.

IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component

We accept a variety of academic qualifications for progression onto the Professional Diploma; for a list of accepted qualification by country of origin please visit oxfordinternational.com/country-requirements

You must be 16 years of age or older to enrol in the programme.

During terms 1 and 3 your diploma, you will study modules that are key to health and adult care, alongside optional modules which broaden your knowledge is specific areas. Term 2 where you will undertake a work placement in a care setting. For more information download our brochure.

We recommend you submit your application as as possible. Courses will be closed as soon as they are full.

Once you submit a completed application – we aim to assess it and respond to you within 24 hours with your next steps.

Start your journey to a career today

Apply now to one of our centres or reach out to our team for more information.