Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care
Advanced Learner Loan applicable
What entry requirements do I need?
You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*- C (grade 4 - 9) including English and maths. DBS check will be required.
What will I learn?
The content of this qualification has been designed to ensure it supports progression towards higher study. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved in order to confirm that the content is also appropriate for those interested in working in the sector.
The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Working in Health and Social Care
- Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care.
In this qualification most units in the sector are externally assessed. Each external assessment for a BTEC National is linked to a specific unit. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Health and Social Care suite are:
- examinations all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
- set tasks learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.
Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively,in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task.
What could I progress on to?
Learners are able to progress to the National Diploma in Health and Social Care.
There will be a charge for a DBS ( formally CRB Criminal Records Bureau) check.
In order to meet the requirements of the qualification, learners must undertake supervised adult care work placement of a minimum of 200 hours in one adult care setting.
Additional Course Details for 19/20
Course code 14894 Course name Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care Campus Station Plaza Study mode Full-Time Start date 09/09/19 Duration 36 week (s)