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Level 3 in Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care


Level 3

Study Mode



1-2 years, depending on study route

Start Date

September 2024

The course

Practical vs Theory


80 %

Are you looking to pursue a career in nursing, care, residential, youth, social or community work? If so, this work-related qualification is an ideal choice.

You will develop an impressive knowledge base across a wide range of care environments and put theory into practice on work placements.

Course Information

  • To provide you with in depth study of the Health and Social Care sector.
  • Support you in progressing to degree level study.

Year 1

  • Human Lifespan
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Physiological Disorders and their Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Nutritional Health

Year 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research
  • Work Experience
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Psychologial Perspectives
  • Caring for Individuals with Dementia
  • Assessing Childrens Development and Support Needs

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. One satisfactory reference and a clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

You will learn from a mix of theory and practical sessions, enhanced by guest speakers and relevant visits.

You will normally be in college three days a week.

You will undertake 100 hours of work experience.
You will be assessed through assignments and external exams.
Following successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to study at degree level.
A huge range of opportunities are available, including in healthcare, social work, counselling and many others. This qualification also provides the opportunity to enter the profession at a more senior level.

Careers this course could lead into

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