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Health and Social Care

Level 3 CACHE Award in Health and Social Care

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course provides you with all the foundation skills you need to start your career in this industry and to prepare you for higher level study. You will learn about communication and individual rights within the health and social care sectors, human lifespan development, diet and nutrition healthcare for children, older people and those with disabilities. You will complete block placements as part of your course.

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:
  • Communication and individual rights within the health and social care sectors
  • Individual needs within the health and social care sectors
  • Vocational experience in a health and social care setting
  • Human lifespan development
  • The impact of diet on health within the health and social care sectors
Optional units include health care for children, older service users, disabilities, first aid, nutrition and creative activities.

Students will be expected to attend and complete block placements in an area of health and social care and will have the opportunity to upgrade GCSE results.

Entry Requirement

You will need four GCSEs at grade D/3 (preferably to include English, maths and a science) or successful completion of our Future Pathways course


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 businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route onto a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. You should aim for a merit or distinction grade to ensure progression and will be expected to upgrade your GCSE English and/or Maths (where applicable) if you wish to progress to the full diploma.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF53
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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