The Health and Social Care sector plays an important part in our society. The level 3 course is equivalent to A-levels and lets you learn through a mixture of practical and theoretical methods. You will be able to learn in an environment that reflects the working Health & Social care industry, learning about working practices, employability skills, practical skills and much more. This course can help you to create a positive bond with the people you are caring for, the requirements needed to be safe, practical skills and a range of skills for you to apply to different client groups.
You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through coursework and exams. As part of this course, you will also complete a minimum of 150 hours of work experience in a range of suitable health and social care settings.
You will study a range of mandatory units including:
- Human Development
- Working in Health and Social Care
- Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
- Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Optional units include:
- Work Experience in Health and Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives
- And an additional range of optional units.
Entry requirements are 4 GCSE at Grade C/4 (or above) or a relevant Level 2 qualification. Must include English Language GCSE at grade C/4 minimum.
As part of the course you will need:
Folders, pens, paper and course textbooks
Placement T-shirt (approx. £10)
A clear DBS check
Mode of Study
Courses are free for 16-18 who have not studied higher than GCSEs. Even if you have studied a different course at college or sixth form, we may still be able to help. Speak to the admissions team for more information. There may be free or reduced costs for adults, contact the admissions team to see if you are eligible.