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Health & Social Care Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 3

Start Date: 07 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

Level 3 programmes are usually 2 years, depending on individual entry grades and career aspirations.


Level 3

Who is it for

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 course is ideal if you wish to follow a professional career in health or social care, for example as a nurse, social worker, youth worker, physiotherapist or probation officer.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English and maths. You will also be required to have a DBS check for placement.

What is covered

The course covers a number of interesting, advanced topics including:
• Development through the life stages
• Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
• Equality and diversity and communications in health and social care
You will also carry out mandatory work placements (390 hours total) in a health and social care setting.

How is the course assessed

Work experience, an external assessment, assignments and practical assessments.

What can this course be combined with

You may also have the opportunity to study a recognised first aid course. The work experience in this course will develop the skills you will require to work in care and this is reflected in the professional design of the work, which is mapped to the knowledge and skills framework of the health and social care sector.

What can this course lead to

You can progress to higher education to study for a degree or diploma in related professions, such as nursing/midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work or youth and community work. You may also wish to progress straight into a
workplace with further training in a health or social care setting.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to buy suitable shoes and clothing for work in a care setting and there may also be costs for travel expenses to your work placement.

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