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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: One to 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 are various assessment methods for this course, including externally marked assessments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of year one, you may progress to year two (Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care). If you successfully complete year two, you may progress on 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 as 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 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

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.)


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.