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Qualification type: Technical Certificate
Level: Level 3
Awarding body CACHE
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

The Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care is a one year course which when all elements are completed the student can then move on to the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma. When both of the 2 years are completed the maximum amount of UCAS points that can be claimed are 168.

You will spend 3 days in college for theoretical learning and 1 day in placement per week.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in English, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification at a merit grade.

You must also supply details of two personal referees who are not relatives so the college can formally write to them to obtain up to date references to support your application. You will require a clear enhanced DBS form, otherwise you will not be accepted onto the course.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships, and we will also request a school or college report.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Each year has 9 mandatory units, the course is graded D to A*. At the end of each year there is an extended controlled assessment which is externally marked.

Below are the mandatory units:

HSC CM1 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
HSC CM2 Human growth and development
HSC CM3 Safeguarding in health and social care
HSC CM4 Communication in health and social care
HSC CM5 Infection prevention and control in health and social care
HSC CM6 Psychological perspectives in health and social care
HSC CM7 Sociological perspectives in health and social care
HSC CM8 Working in health and social care
HCS CM9 Reflective practice
How will I be assessed

You will mainly be assessed through coursework, except for the extended controlled assessment which is externally marked.

 

What next

By progressing onto the Extended Diploma, this will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to progress to Higher Education in a related field of study.

Future careers include being a midwife, adult/child nurse, psychologist, sociologist, criminologist, social worker, lab technician or paramedic.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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