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Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care

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?

During this course you will gain a range of practical skills that are perfect for helping you to start your career within the health and social care sector.

During this one-year advanced level qualification will go deeper into the key skills you’ll need for employment in the health and social sector. You will be able to develop your range and quality of interpersonal skills during work placements and practical sessions. The vocational nature of this course means that you will be able to learn first-hand from real-life examples. You will also have the opportunity to increase your knowledge in equality, diversity and human rights.

Modules you will cover include:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development

Your assessments will consist of 100% coursework assignments in a variety of modes including film making, presentations, open book tests and written assignments.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the course you have a comprehensive range of skills that will allow you to start your career in the industry. You may also decide to continue studying and progress onto a second year f study to gain a Level 3 qualification.

Your career opportunities may inlcude working as a Care worker, Activities coordinator or a Health Care assistant in the NHS.

Students on this course will be charged for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enable the college and the placement settings to check any criminal convictions that may affect your ability to work in this sector. (This replaces the old Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.) The current cost is £55. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits and £20.00 for polo shirt.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 14894
    Course name Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.