Level 3 CACHE Certificate & Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
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: 1 year Certificate / 2 years for Extended Diploma
Starting date: September 2020
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 and 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.
As part of the course you will have the opportunity to complete work experience placement in different settings. The course is graded A*- D.
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 GCSEs – grade 9-4 or equivalent, including English Language and Maths, a grade 9-3 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. We also require two references.
If you don’t already have an English and maths GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C, you will continue to work towards this as part of your main program of study*.
*Unless you are exempt. Please see condition of funding rules.
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.
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 criminology.