Health & Social Care

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care - J198

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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This qualification has been designed for students who want to work in Health and Social Care. The high level of skills required to achieve this qualification also enables students to progress to Higher Education (UCAS tariff points available)

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that students will progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care which on completion will enable progression into Higher Education.

There is also the option to step off at Certificate and gain employment in a supervised health and Social Care role or top up A levels and progress to Higher Education sooner.

Course Details

If you are aged 16-18, your study programme will include your main qualification, English and maths, work experience or preparation for work, and non-study activities such as tutorials or trips.

The course is rewarding, challenging and intensive and requires a great deal of commitment and motivation.

You will need to be able to research and work independently both in college and for a substantial amount of time at home.

Work placement experience is an integral part of the course, which offers UCAS points to enable you to progress into Higher Education.

Units covered in this qualification include, Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, Human growth and development; Safeguarding, Communication, Infection prevention and control, Psychological perspectives, Sociological perspectives and Working in health and social care:

  • Work placement is a requirement for this qualification 40
  • Entry Guidelines
    • This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.
    • Relevant Level 2 qualification plus maths and English Language at grade 4/C or above or four GCSEs at minimum grade C. This must include a grade 4/C or above in maths, science and in English Language.
    • Collect all of the information required for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and bring to interview
    • Provide two positive references including a reference from a work experience placement.
    Assessment Method

    In order to achieve the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care you must complete 9 mandatory units and an Effective Practice Study Task (externally set, externally marked).

    Additional Information

    You will need to show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.

    Work placement to develop vocational competency is arranged in suitable placements .

    Where can I progress to?

    When you have successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to a second year to complete the full

    Extended Diploma, with a view to gaining UCAS tariff points in order to access Higher Education. This will be discussed with your course tutor in your progress reviews.

    You will have to achieve a good grade at Certificate level and also have to prove that you have had high levels of motivation, commitment, attendance and punctuality during your certificate level 3 course.

    If you do progress to the Extended Diploma, this will give you an excellent progression opportunity to enter Higher Education with enough UCAS points to apply for a nursing degree if this is your goal. See below for points available on completion of Diploma.

    Grade UCAS points (new tariff points 2017)
    A* 168
    A 144
    B 120
    C 96
    D 72

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    Starting 4th September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF J198L001

    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 : £2882.00

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

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    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.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 12:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 15:30 12 Quays
    Friday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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