Level 3 CACHE Health & Social Care Technical Certificate (Y1) & Extended Diploma (Y2)

Level 3 CACHE Health & Social Care Technical Certificate (Y1) & Extended Diploma (Y2)

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Level 3 CACHE Health & Social Care Technical Certificate (Y1) & Extended Diploma (Y2)

Level 3 CACHE Health & Social Care Technical Certificate (Y1) & Extended Diploma (Y2)

This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding required for level 3 in the health and social care sector.

It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to allow you to progress onto either, an apprenticeship, Higher Education routes or into full-time employment.

You will also complete a substantial amount of work placement hours (between 9-12 weeks).

The course for the full two years is equivalent to 3 A Levels of academic study.

For those going on to higher education, completion of year 1 can give a maximum of 84 points (dependent on overall grade achieved) and completion of year 2, a maximum of 168 UCAS points (depending on your overall grade achieved).

 
Duration 1 year (Certificate), 2 years (Extended Diploma)
Study mode Full time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill
Course code 70280-01 (Certificate) 73122-01 (Extended Diploma)
Fee TBC (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

What you learn

You will study 20 units within the qualification - this includes 10 units per year covering the below themes and more:

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults
  • Communication
  • Infection, prevention and control
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Working in health and social care
  • Personal Development and Reflective Practice
  • Empowerment in health and social care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of co-ordination
  • Mental health

There may also be opportunity to choose from more specialist unit pathways such as Dementia Care, Physiology of Ageing, Family issues and Science of Nutrition

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop the skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as a professional in a care environment

How you will be assessed

Year 1 - You will be assessed through your course work, one externally marked piece of work and your work placement.

Year 2 - You will be assessed through your course work, one externally marked piece of work, your work placement and one short answer exam.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course is delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade requirements:

5x grade C/4 at GCSE including English and Maths at grade C/4. Minimum grade D/3 in GCSE Science (or equivalent)

Grade 4/C in Science is desireable and recommended to support completion of the course and successful progression routes

Additional requirements:

Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.

To complete the course successfully you must be able and willing to independently complete a minimum number of work experience hours within a relevant health and social care setting.

All candidates must be committed to working in the Health and Social Care sector, be caring, creative and energetic, have a sense of humour and a lively and outgoing personality.

To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults, students will need to complete an enhanced disclosure check for the Disclosure and Barring Services. The college will organise this for you but if your course is not fully funded (ie; you are not 16-18 or on certain benefits) then you will have to pay. The estimated cost of the DBS Check is £54. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.

 

 

What's next

Year 1 - Achieving year 1 of this course will allow you to progress onto the 2nd year and achieve the full extended diploma. 

Year 2 - You will receive advice on careers and further study during your course. After successful completion of the course you can choose to:

  • Progress to university to study subjects such as Social Policy, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Social Work, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Youth and Community Work, and Counselling.
  • Seek relevant employment in Health and Social Care.
  • Apply for an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care/Clinical Support Work. 

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7BS
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite

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