Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care



You gain the skills and experience needed to progress into work, the level 3 Diploma or Higher Education in the caring, nursing, social work or paramedical professions. There are 9 mandatory ints and 1 exam which is externally marked.
You study topics such as Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, Human growth and development, Safeguarding in health and social care, Communication in health and social care, Infection prevention and control in health and social care , Psychological perspectives in health and social care, Sociological perspectives in health and social care, Working in health and social care & Reflective practice
You will complete a 75 hour work placement in a care setting, such as caring for the elderly, working in the community or caring for children with special needs.You will complete a placement log book. Preparation for this placement will start during the first term of the course and you be required to complete a DBS check.

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Entry requirements
4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English or maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in English or maths the minimum for the subject is grade 3 (D). or A full Level 2 at Merit grade or above. Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be expected to re-take that subject in year 1. A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at the start of the course. A keen interest in caring for others.
Progression Information
After the course, you can study at college or university at a higher level in Health & Social Care, or use the skills and experience you have gained to progress further in your career in the Care industry, for example nursing, social work, youth work & various medical professions.
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