Why choose Health and Social Care Level 3?
There are variety of ways of studying Health and Social Care at the College and you can chose which course is best for you. You can study Health and Social Care Level 3 with A Levels or complete the larger qualification and this will be all you study alongside completing week long placements in Health and Social Care sectors across the course.
Learners will develop a better understanding of the demands of this sector to demonstrate their commitment and interest when applying for further study. Learners are required to undertake work experience as part of the course. This will provide you with a vocational context in which you can develop the knowledge and skills required for your chosen career path.
Resources and Facilities
Students will be taught by very well-qualified and experienced teachers. Many of the staff have had previous working experience in the area of care or health. There are four teaching rooms, all of which contain up-to-date teaching resources. The learning environment is designed to allow students to participate in both practical and theoretical activities. There is a wide range of relevant books and periodicals within the department and the Learning Resources Centre.
Teaching and Learning Styles
The teaching will include a variety of learning styles: the lessons are further brought to life by exciting activities including role-plays, group discussions, debates and student presentations. There is an enthusiastic and caring atmosphere in the department and individual tutorials are regularly available to all students as part of their studies. Students are regularly visited whilst on work training and there is close liaison with training placement supervisors.
The course is designed to relate to the working of science in the real world and may include visits both from external speakers, and to companies and organisations. Students may choose to take up work experience to complement their formal studies.
Learners taking this qualification will study eight mandatory units and five optional units which are either internally or externally assessed. The eight mandatory units include:
- Equality, diversity and rights
- Anatomy and physiology
- Physiological conditions
This qualification is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, eg. Nursing, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy etc. This course will provide you with transferable knowledge and skills that prepare you for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include: the ability to learn independently, the ability to research actively and methodically, to be able to give presentations and be active group members. This course will enable you to benefit from opportunities for deep learning where you are able to make connections among units and select areas of interest for detailed study.
|Essential Qualifications||Other Desirable Qualifications / Combinations||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Please see ‘General Course Entry Requirements’||GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above, otherwise will be added to your programme of study.||Basic IT Skills. Communication Skills. Work independently. Organisational Skills. Ability to meet deadlines.||Trips DBS £44 Placement Insur-ance Check £20 Polo Shirts £10 Trips - variable|
Qualification Levels & Enrollment Options
|Qualification Name||A Level Equivalence||Duration||Awarding Body|
|National Certificate||½ A Level (1 Block)||1 year||OCR Cambridge Technicals|
|National Extended Certificate||1 A Level (1 Block)||1 year (studied after successful completion of Certificate)||OCR Cambridge Technicals|
|National Foundation Diploma||1½ A Levels (3 Blocks||1 year||OCR Cambridge Technicals|
|National Extended Diploma||3 A Levels (3 Blocks)||1 year (studied after successful completion of Foundation Diploma)||OCR Cambridge Technicals|