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Health & Social Care Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 3

Start Date: 11 September 2023

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

Are you career aspirations to be a health and social care professional? Could you see yourself as a physiotherapist, nurse, social worker, probation office or youth worker? Then this NCFE CACHE Level 3 course is an ideal place to help make your career goals a reality.

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 including English and maths. Applicants who wish to progress to a career in Nursing or Midwifery will also need a GCSE science grade 4/C or above. You will also be required to have a DBS check for work placement.

What is covered

Whilst studying on this course you will get to learn and develop your knowledge and
understanding in a variety of interesting topics at an advanced level. You will study
development through life stages, anatomy and physiology. You will also study equality, diversity and communications in health and social care.

To enhance your level of employability and confidence you will be required to carry
out mandatory work placements within 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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