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Health and social care

Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
3
Course Code:
HSC0047F
Awarding Body:
NCFE
Qualification:

CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for 16-18 years old candidates who would like progress to further studies in health and social care or work in the health and social care sector and have prior knowledge, qualification and/or experience of this subject area. It is also suitable for applicants aged 19 years and over who would like to undertake core learning about Health and Social Care enabling them to access work in the sector without progression to university. All applicants must undertake an interview and apply for DBS clearance to demonstrate that they do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working with young people or vulnerable adults. Those aged 19 years and over also have the opportunity to complete the extended diploma, this will be discussed at interview.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English or the equivalent in BTEC Level 2 qualifications, preferably in Health and Social Care or a related area, at Merit or Distinction grade and appropriate levels of English to support their studies at this level (determined by initial assessment). Learners who wish to progress to University will need to have a GCSE in Maths and English. For Nursing you will also be required to have GCSE Science. You may have the opportunity to complete a GCSE at Northumberland College alongside your main course.

What will I study on the course?

You will study exciting units including:

- human growth and development

- safeguarding,

- psychological perspectives,

- protection of children, young people and adults

- equality, diversity and rights

- reflective practice.

You will produce a portfolio of work which will demonstrate that you are able to apply theory to practice. You will also be required to complete practical placement in health and social care environments.

The course runs for 3 days per week over 1 year. In addition to this you will also be required to complete mandatory placement days totalling at least 75 hours.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments, presentation, observations and written assignments. The course will be graded at a pass, merit or distinction.

You may be able to take part in training sessions supporting care within the sector and will undertake additional qualifications such as English and maths up to GCSE level (dependent upon your prior achievement and initial assessment outcomes).You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including Dementia Awareness

CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Most students will have the opportunity to progress on to the conversion award completing a second year which will enable them to achieve theCACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

After completing the certificate you could also enter employment in the health and social care sector in a range of roles.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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