• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Course Overview

The certificate is made up of mandatory units which aim to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of key subject areas in health and social care. Learners will be required to attend placement in a work environment to support their learning.   The minimum number of hours required is 75 hours.

Level
Level 3
Duration
One Year Full Time
Awarding Body
NCFE CACHE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Course Content

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Reflective practice
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Assessment

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 5 x GCSE grades 4/C including Maths and English prior to starting the course.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Progression routes

The Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care has also been designed to enable learners to progress to our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (which supports progression to Higher Education), further learning at Level 3 and above, or into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector. If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

Added Value

You will carry out practical activities and assessment role plays in our new ward room, where you will learn how to use many different types of equipment, including the hoist, slip sheets, rotunda, patient transfer equipment and a profile bed, real life mannequins will also be used to develop your skills.

You will be taught by our industry experts who design your lessons and assessments to provide you with the necessary skills required for the sector.

Our new Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills and career prospects further by opting in to further specialist training.

Apply or Enquire

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You'll need to have:

Assessment

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 5 x GCSE grades 4/C including Maths and English prior to starting the course.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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