NCFE L3 Cert in Health and Social Care

What is this course about?

This is a partl time, 1 year course, perfect if you want to work in health and social care. Social care is about helping people with individual needs such as those who have a disability, the elderly or people with learning difficulties. Carers can work in a home or in a care home or in the local community. Your programme of study includes compulsory work experience to give you the employability skills needed to work in the social care field. Study includes, development through life stages, equality, diversity and safeguarding. You will learn the anatomy and physiology behind health and social care and how to care for children, young people and the elderly.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, although an interview will be required

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NCFE L3 Cert in Health and Social Care

Start: 08/09/2020
Days: Tue
Time: 09:30-16:30

How is it taught

Taught sessions will be a combination of theory classes, discussions, workshops and practical activities and independent study to meet the learning styles of all learners.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is assessed during the course through unit based assignments, case studies and placement reports. You will also be encouraged to evaluate your progress through your Individual Learning Plan and developments.

What else do I need to know?


A practical, work-related course which prepares candidates for careers including nursing, social work, residential care management, and the Health service. Learners will be in work or attend a work placement for 2 days each week and must have a clear DBS check prior to the start of the course. Learners are expected to purchase and wear a uniform both in college and the workplace. Some subjects include: Developing effective communication Anatomy and Physiology Sociological perspectives for Health and Social care Equality, diversity and rights Personal and Professional Development Safeguarding Adults and promoting independence

What could I do next?


Foundation Year in Health and Social Care, if you decide to go on to University you could study nursing, management in health and care, social policy, social work, sociology, or psychology. If you want to go straight into employment you could work in a variety of healthcare settings.
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