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Part-time Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social CareAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date 11th April 2024
Duration 18 months
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body NCFE CACHE
Offering Code CTL3HSC1D000
Programme Design and Overview This course prepares you to work within the health and social care sector. This is hopefully a seamless path onto the Foundation Degree in Health and Well-being at Wakefield College. You will develop a range of skills and knowledge which you will put into practice during your mandatory placement day.
What you will Study

You will study a range of units;

• Equality and Diversity
• Human growth and development
• Safeguarding
• Communication
• Infection prevention
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Working in health and social care
• Reflective Practice

How you will Learn

You will be involved in a variety of activities including workbooks, poster work, lectures, visiting speakers, tutor presentations, groupwork and research and practical activities.

Level 3 students must also be prepared to undertake work placements in a care setting to meet a minimum college requirement of 75 hours. This is mandatory which means you must pass your placement in order to pass the level 3 health and social care qualification. Without completing these hours, you will not pass the course

How you will be Assessed

You will be assessed by a range of methods including oral questioning, portfolio building, posters, written assignments and practical tasks.

You will also need to complete a 5000 word externally marked extended essay.

Entry Requirements A successful interview and Level 2 (or GCSE pass) English and maths. Or English at level 2 (or GCSE pass), or be working towards Maths. You should have an interest in the subject.
Attendance Expectations You will attend college every Thursday during term time.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/24: £2,882


Available for students who live within West Yorkshire at the start of their course. If students are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, they may be able to access a free level 3 qualification with us, subject to eligibility.

From April 2022 any adult in England who is earning under the Real Living Wage or is classed as unemployed, may be able to access these qualifications for free regardless of their prior qualifications.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283. If you are not eligible for a free Level 3 course, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available to cover your course fees.

Additional Course Costs You will be required to complete a DBS check at a cost of £38 payable at enrolment (*this fee is liable to change depending on price changes from the Disclosure & Barring Service).
Further Study Learners who successfully complete this course may progress onto the foundation Degree in Health and Well-being with Wakefield college
Career Opportunities

This study programme may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the Health & Social Care sector, including:

• Adult Residential Care Home
• Nursing Home
• Day Centre
• Children's Centre
• Health Centre
• Supported/Sheltered
• Accommodation
• Domiciliary/Community care
• Respite Care
• Residential Schools
• Assessment Centre
• Special Schools
• Hospital
• Specialised Voluntary Groups

How to Apply

Please complete a part time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Mark N Greveson on or 01924 789285

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Subject Area (W) Health, Social Care & Wellbeing
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 11:12

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Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 15 June, 2024

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