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Health and Social Care – Level 3 (Social Care Pathway)

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  • Is this course for you?

    Are you a compassionate, kind and caring person? Do you like helping others? Do you like working with a variety of people? Then this is the course for you!

    The level 3 Health and Social Care course (social care pathway) will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to work in the health and social care sector.

    Completion of Year 1 of the course is the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care and is the equivalent of 1.5 A levels. Completion of Year 2 of the course is the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care and is the equivalent of 3 A levels.

    This course can provide you with progression into employment, to an apprenticeship, or to university.

  • Required qualifications

    To enrol onto the level 3 Health and Social Care course you need four GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (or equivalences). These must include English Language and maths

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will cover several units to provide you with the skills and knowledge for working in a variety of different roles in the health and social care sector including:

    • Equality and Diversity
    • Safeguarding and Protection
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Psychology and theories of human Growth and Development
    • Sociological Perspectives
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Mental Health and well being
    • Dementia Awareness

    You will also develop work-based skills such as:

    • Collaborative working to meet the needs of individuals through inclusive practice
    • Communication and presentation skills
    • Valuing diversity
    • Applying theories to support person centered practice
    • Functions of national and local health and social care provision
    • Time management and problem-solving skills
    • Identifying and planning for your own professional development needs
  • Careers

    Some careers available to you on completion of the course include:

    1. Care Support Workers in residential settings
    2. Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
    3. Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
    4. Community-based Support Workers

    It will also provide you with UCAS points to progress to university to study:

    1. Social Work
    2. Psychology
    3. Public Health
    4. Youth and Community Studies
    5. And many more…
  • Work experience

    As part of the course, you will need to complete mandatory placement hours. In year 1 you will need to complete 75 hours, and in year 2 you will need to complete 100 hours.

    These hours can be completed in a health and social care setting and will help you develop your skills to work in the social care sector, such as:

    • Adult Residential Care Home
    • Nursing Home
    • Day Centre
    • Children’s Centre
    • Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
    • Domiciliary/Community care
    • Respite Care
    • Residential Schools
    • Special Education Needs Schools
    • Specialised Voluntary Groups
    • Funeral Directors

    You will be required to find your work experience placement to support your own career progression. This will also enable you to develop the skills and knowledge applicable to your career pathway.

  • English and maths

    Maths and English is used every day in health and social care, whether it be writing reports, making notes on a handover, administering medication, taking temperatures, calculating body mass index, measuring weight, completing fluid intake and output charts, planning time critical journeys, calculating calories, working out a route, helping an individual with their finances, shopping or simply just arriving to work on time – the list is endless! It is therefore vital that these skills continue to be developed throughout your course and your career. Within your study programme, you will be given the opportunity to improve your GCSE grade in maths and English, you will also enhance your skills through vocationally related tasks and competitions.

  • Other important information

    s your work experience placement will be with vulnerable children or adults you must have a DBS completed prior to starting. You will require official forms of identification to complete your DBS application, such as a driving licence, passport, birth certificate and current bank statement.

  • Is this course for you?

    Are you a compassionate, kind and caring person? Do you like helping others? Do you like working with a variety of people? Then this is the course for you!

    The level 3 Health and Social Care course (social care pathway) will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to work in the health and social care sector.

    Completion of Year 1 of the course is the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care and is the equivalent of 1.5 A levels. Completion of Year 2 of the course is the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care and is the equivalent of 3 A levels.

    This course can provide you with progression into employment, to an apprenticeship, or to university.

  • Required qualifications

    To enrol onto the level 3 Health and Social Care course you need four GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (or equivalences). These must include English Language and maths

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will cover several units to provide you with the skills and knowledge for working in a variety of different roles in the health and social care sector including:

    • Equality and Diversity
    • Safeguarding and Protection
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Psychology and theories of human Growth and Development
    • Sociological Perspectives
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Mental Health and well being
    • Dementia Awareness

    You will also develop work-based skills such as:

    • Collaborative working to meet the needs of individuals through inclusive practice
    • Communication and presentation skills
    • Valuing diversity
    • Applying theories to support person centered practice
    • Functions of national and local health and social care provision
    • Time management and problem-solving skills
    • Identifying and planning for your own professional development needs
  • Careers

    Some careers available to you on completion of the course include:

    1. Care Support Workers in residential settings
    2. Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
    3. Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
    4. Community-based Support Workers

    It will also provide you with UCAS points to progress to university to study:

    1. Social Work
    2. Psychology
    3. Public Health
    4. Youth and Community Studies
    5. And many more…
  • Work experience

    As part of the course, you will need to complete mandatory placement hours. In year 1 you will need to complete 75 hours, and in year 2 you will need to complete 100 hours.

    These hours can be completed in a health and social care setting and will help you develop your skills to work in the social care sector, such as:

    • Adult Residential Care Home
    • Nursing Home
    • Day Centre
    • Children’s Centre
    • Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
    • Domiciliary/Community care
    • Respite Care
    • Residential Schools
    • Special Education Needs Schools
    • Specialised Voluntary Groups
    • Funeral Directors

    You will be required to find your work experience placement to support your own career progression. This will also enable you to develop the skills and knowledge applicable to your career pathway.

  • English and maths

    Maths and English is used every day in health and social care, whether it be writing reports, making notes on a handover, administering medication, taking temperatures, calculating body mass index, measuring weight, completing fluid intake and output charts, planning time critical journeys, calculating calories, working out a route, helping an individual with their finances, shopping or simply just arriving to work on time – the list is endless! It is therefore vital that these skills continue to be developed throughout your course and your career. Within your study programme, you will be given the opportunity to improve your GCSE grade in maths and English, you will also enhance your skills through vocationally related tasks and competitions.

  • Other important information

    s your work experience placement will be with vulnerable children or adults you must have a DBS completed prior to starting. You will require official forms of identification to complete your DBS application, such as a driving licence, passport, birth certificate and current bank statement.

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  • Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate- Social Care pathway (FCFJ)

    Tamworth College

    Start Date: September

    Code: QTF3HSSC-Y1

    Full Time : 36 Week(s)

    Day(s): Usually 3-4 days per week