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Health and Social Care

Level 3 Health and Social Care

Full Time

Course Overview

Year one: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Health and Social Care
Year two: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

This two-year course will provide you with advanced level skills to prepare you to work in the industry or progress to university to pursue a professional career. You will learn about communications, equality and diversity, health safety and security, life stages, anatomy and physiology, psychology and professional practice. You will complete block placements in an area of health and social care.

Course Content

The course will cover a range of topics, including:
  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through life stages 
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Sociological perspectives 
  • Psychological perspectives

Students will be expected to attend and complete block placements in an area of Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirement

• Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.
• Other Level 3 pathways are available for students requiring to re-sit either GCSE English or maths.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local business wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course.  Employment opportunities range from Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Social work, Psychology, Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Degrees and Diploma in Nurse Training and Midwifery.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF52
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 2 Years
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