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Health & Social Care

Pathway to Nursing- Progression to BN(Hons) - J203

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE OPEN FROM OCTOBER 2020

Year 1
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care.
To provide learners with an in-depth knowledge of core subject areas in health and social care to support progression into Higher Education, the workplace or further learning in related subject areas at Level 4 and above.

Year 2
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
To provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the health and social care sector, and to support progression into Higher Education or the workplace.

Course Details

Year 1

  • Induction — Chester University Values requirement for end of year 1
  • WMC Care Certificate
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care
  • NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Minimum 75 hours in placement
  • English and maths skills study support
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Food Hygiene Qualification
  • Basic BSL Level 1
  • Skills lab lesson at Chester University
  • Progression — Chester University Character/Values Assessment
  • Chester University Interview Prep.

Year 2

  • UCAS application support
  • Guaranteed face to face interview with Chester University prior to the UCAS selection process.
  • NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Minimum 100 hours in placement (Total = 175 in 2 years)
  • English and maths skills study support
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Allergens Qualification
  • University style lectures and tasks all based at the university — Birkenhead Campus
  • Academic study skills — Chester University

Additional course requirements:

  • DBS
  • Inoculations
  • Placement Uniform
  • Appropriate referencing in academic work
Entry Guidelines

This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.

Relevant Level 2 qualification and English and Maths Grade 9-4/A*-C or a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4/A*-C including English and Maths at Grade 9-4/A*- C.

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

Equipment Required

Placement Uniform

Assessment Method

Year 1

Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours is 75 hours. Assessment Portfolio of evidence; one external assessment (HSC1).

Year 2

Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours is 175 hours (100 hours if learners have already successfully completed the Certificate).

In order to achieve the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, learners must achieve the internally assessed unit assessments for:

  • 14 mandatory units
  • three units from Optional Group 1
  • one unit from Optional Group 2

Learners must also achieve the:

  • Certificate External Assessment (HSC1)
  • Extended Diploma External Assessment (HSED2)
  • Short Answer Examination (SAE) (Unit HSC DM 3.1)
Additional Information

Additional course requirements:

  • You will attend work placement every Friday for the academic year.
  • Inoculations
  • DBS clearance
  • Successful college interview and NHS induction
Where can I progress to?

Chester University Degree programme— end of year 2 subject to meeting all criteria stated.

Year 1:
Progression routes - Certificate
Upon achievement of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The Certificate supports your access to Higher Education*, progression to further learning at Level 4 and above, and a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

  • Care Support Workers in Adult Residential Settings
  • Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services
  • Community-Based Support Workers.

Year 2
Chester University Nursing BN (Hons) UCAS code B740
Progression routes - Extended Diploma
Upon achievement of this qualification, you will be able to access Higher Education* and progress into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

  • Care Support Workers in Adult Residential Settings
  • Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services
  • Community-Based Support Workers.

* Higher Education Institutions may have their own entry requirements.
Completion of this qualification will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to progress to Higher Education in a related field of study

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Starting 2nd September 2020 - Ending - 24th June 2021REF J203M001

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 : £4200.00

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.

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:00 — 12:00 12 Quays
Thursday 09:15 — 12:00 12 Quays
Starting 3rd September 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021REF J203M002

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 : £4200.00

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.

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 12:00 12 Quays
Thursday 13:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

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