- Course Code: HS035-Y1
- Duration: 2 year
- Validated by: National Council Further Education
- Study Mode: Full time
This Level 3 in Health & Social Care is equivalent to two A-Levels and is aimed at people wishing to pursue a career in Health or Social Care or progress onto an Access to Health Care Professions course at college. It provides a practical insight into a range of Health & Social Care related topics and will include a substantial amount of valuable work experience.
- What will I study?
The course consists of 12 Health & Social Care units, which include:
- Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care Settings
- Equality, Diversity & Rights
- Health, Safety & Security in Care Settings
- Complementary Therapies
- Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care
- Maths & English*
*If you have not achieved a Grade C or above in your Maths and English Language GCSEs you will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C in these subjects as part of your Study Programme.
In addition to your main course and work placement, you will gain a certificate in First Aid and have the opportunity to study functional skills in maths, or resit GCSE maths if required.
- Entry Requirements
This qualification is recommended for those who have achieved four or more A*- C Grade GCSEs including English or for progressing students have completed a level 2 diploma at a Merit grade. You will also need a satisfactory police check (DBS).
- How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via coursework. You will be assessed through assignment tasks and practical experiences. Assignments are based on real life scenarios that you would encounter in a health and social care setting and many of the tasks are directly linked to your work placement. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
- What can I do next?
This qualification can lead into employment in a Health and Social Care setting, or students can progress on to an Access to Health Care Professions course at UCBC, or many students progress onto higher education.
- Your Study Programme