Level 3, Full Time

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This course is aimed at young people who wish to work in the rewarding Social Care sector. The course focuses on improving your knowledge and practical work placement skills to help you find work within the sector.

Course details

This Level 3 Certificate is vocationally based and includes topics such as:

  • Role of the Social Care Worker.
  • Person-Centred Planning.
  • Duty of Care.
  • There will also be a substantial element of work placement, where you can gain practical skills and knowledge of the Social Care sector.

    Entry guidelines

    Relevant Level 2 qualification plus English and maths at grade 4/C or above or 4 GCSE's including English and maths at grade 4/C or above.

    Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report and/or reference.

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Equipment Required

    No specialist equipment, work placement T Shirt will be provided.

    Assessment Method

    Students are assessed through assignments and workbooks. Assignments will include practical activities on work placement.

    Additional Information

    You need to show a good standard of IT, show motivation and consideration for others. Work placement for this qualification is a compulsory part of this course. All students will be subject to the DBS Disclosure and Barring Services (formly CRB)
    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    This course and your work placement should give you a head start in finding employment in the Health and Social Care sector. The knowledge gained will be recognized by employer/apprenticeship frameworks.

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    When does this course run?

    • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 27th Jun 2018 Ref J178J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £750.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2019 Ref J178K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £750.00

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).