Health & Social Care Level 3
Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to work in a caring profession or go on to higher education? This academic Health & Social Care course carries UCAS points for HE study and offers an insight into the many roles that exist in this industry and help you develop the skills to study at a higher level or work in the health or care sector.
Duration: One year Certificate/Two year Extended Diploma
Starting date: September 2019
What will you do?
Your study sessions with vocationally experienced and qualified tutors will include group work activities, research tasks, role play, seminars, lectures and discussions. You will learn about meeting individual care needs, communicating effectively, lifespan development, physiological disorders & engage in work experience.
How will I learn?
You will participate in a variety of activities including independent research tasks, display tasks, presentations and group work. You will also spend some time in real work settings gaining vital experience within health & social care. You may spend sessions in the simulation unit to develop your practical caring skills.
How am I assessed?
This CACHE year one includes 10 units assessed through a variety of methods, including: one externally set and externally marked extended assessment; internally set and marked assignments including essays, reports and booklets. You will also be required to complete a minimum of 75 hours work placement in year one (& 100 hours in year 2).
You could broaden your knowledge and understanding of the key subjects within health & social care by going on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (year 2-essential for entry to HE) or you may choose to go on to an apprenticeship in the health or social care industries or find work in care related roles.
Five GCSE’s grade 9-5/A*-C or equivalent, including English language and maths, a grade 9-4 or equivalent in GCSE science and a satisfactory DBS check. If you are progressing from the level 2 Extended Diploma you need an overall B grade as well as the above. Furthermore, we require two references.
Why English and Maths matter…
You may need to read and write patient records, write notes for other health care professionals, calculate medication quantities and take accurate measurements.
What else do I need to know?
As part of the course you will have the opportunity to complete work experience placement in different settings. The course is graded A*- D.
3 Reasons to join us:
- We are a friendly, experienced team of staff who aim to support you to become an independent learner.
- Excellent progression rates from this course to the Extended Diploma and to higher education following year 2.
- Health & Social Care is a huge subject area and offers a range of opportunities for further study (after year 2) in Nursing, Social Work, Paramedic Science, Psychology and Crimonology