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Health and Social Care

Course Code: GHS3C

Level: 3
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: CACHE, NCFE
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

This exciting course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to
the health and social care sector, and to support progression into higher education or the
workplace.

What you'll learn

Subjects covered include human growth and development, equality and diversity,
communication, safeguarding, infection prevention and control, psychology, sociology, working
in health and social care and reflective practice.

Entry requirements

You will need to have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and maths. There is an
opportunity to complete a vocational route and retake either English OR maths (not both).

Assessments/Exams

There are various assessment methods for this course, including externally marked
assessments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Health and Social
Care at the College or a range of other university-level courses. You may also gain employment
a:

  • care support worker in an adult residential setting
  • healthcare assistants in the community or primary and acute health environments
  • care support worker in domiciliary services, support living or day services
  • community-based support worker.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Full-time

Course Code: GHS3C

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £4000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.