Health and Social Care - Level 3
An advancement of your professional, practical and acedemic skills, to progress you to university-level courses or in to the industry.
This inspirational and inclusive course addresses the national occupational standards in health and social care. With a supportive and creative approach to independent learning it enhances current working practices regarding broad social and health concerns in a professional context. You will also have the opportunity to use a variety of specialist equipment - such as ageing suits and blood pressure monitors - in order to broaden your awareness of other people’s needs. The course’s exceptional academic standard has been recognised by external awarding bodies and is reflected in our excellent progression results. You will be required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work experience in a variety of placements. There will be three different work placements each year and you are encouraged to find your own placements.
Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A levels)
Topics you will cover include:.
- Human Lifespan Development
- Communication in Health & Social Care
- Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Infection Control
- Safeguarding Adults
You will learn through projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade awarded.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- 5 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (to include English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area and to complete the mandatory work experience
Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care
- Foundation Degree in Mental Health (subject to validation)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Learning Disability
- Foundation Degree in Early Years
- Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Care
Students aged 16 to 18 will be not be charged any tuition fees, but will be charged the materials fee only.
Students aged 19 to 23 who are studying for their first full Level 3 qualification will be not be charged any tuition fees, but will be charged the materials fee only.
Students aged 19 to 23 who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and all students who are 24 or over will be liable for the full cost of the course, based on the current student loan applicable for the qualification. Please contact our Finance department to be advised of the fee / loan due.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986