Diploma in Welfare Studies

Level 3 Diploma in Welfare Studies


The Diploma in Welfare Studies is a new initiative partnership between DMWS and the Institute of Welfare, and as such offers the only nationally accredited L3 qualification in Welfare in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the course is to provide an extensive experiential and interactive course that covers all aspects of welfare delivery to enable the practitioner to support Service Users in establishing, maintaining, improving and enhancing their wellbeing.



The course is organised into modules with topics being delivered interspersed to facilitate a natural flow over 5 days (Mon – Fri).

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a separate 2-day module that is a prerequisite for the award of the Welfare Diploma and can be attended independently of the Diploma.  Diploma students must be able to evidence completion of this training no more than 30 months previous, or 6 months post, the diploma start date.

The 2-day MHFA training course is provided by DMWS and is routinely offered just before/after a diploma course.

Dates and Cost

The cost of the course is £1,495 and includes course materials, tuition, the initial annual membership fee with the Institute of Welfare (worth £70), refreshments and a light buffet lunch.

Discount available for group bookings (between 10 and 16 people from the same organisation) – please contact us to discuss options and prices.