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Level 3 Certificate Health and Social Care

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CACHE Certificate Health & Social Care L3Available for Enquiries
CACHE Certificate Health & Social Care L3 (Jan24)Available for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date

September, January or April


18 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course 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.

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.

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 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 Functional Skills or GCSE Grade 9-4 in English and Maths.
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 the College every Thursday during term time.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

Learners who successfully complete this course may progress onto the foundation Degree in Health and Well-being with Wakefield College.

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Subject Area (W) Health, Social Care & Wellbeing
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Information last amended: 07 June 2024 11:19

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