Health and Social Care - Level 3
Course Code: SE1FE211
If you’re aged 19 or over and you want a rewarding career in health and social care, this one-year course is for you. It combines practical skills with academic instruction to prepare you for further study and/or employment as an allied health professional. You will cover topics such as development through the life stages, psychology and sociology, and anatomy and physiology, with a 100-hour work placement providing valuable practical insight into these subjects. The course also provides progression to degree-level study, with available disciplines ranging from Nursing to Social Work.
This is a full-time course, involving 2 days a week spent at College and at least 1 day a week on work placement in a health or social care setting. Your work schedule will span from 9am until 4:30pm, and you will also need to devote 3 hours a week to independent study.
To be eligible for this course you must be aged 19 or over, ideally with GCSE Maths and English at grades 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills Maths and English at level 2.
If you don't have the above grades and you already have a specific career and/or degree-level course in mind, we recommend you check their maths and English entry criteria as soon as possible - if necessary, you can then take these subjects alongside this qualification.
A level 2 health and social care qualification is helpful but not essential.
You will be expected to arrange your own work placement and provide us with written evidence of this from the relevant employer when you start the course.
You will also need to have a clear DBS as this is needed for your work placement.
Note: You will either need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or self-fund this course.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.
When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.