Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care, Level 3

Course Title: NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care


COURSE OVERVIEW

    The NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care is a nested qualification and has been designed to provide learners with an in-depth knowledge of core subject areas in health and social care.

  • Duration of the course: 12 months (1 year) 
  • Awarding Body: NCFE  
  • Start Date: Ongoing enrolment 
  • Application Deadline: Please get in touch for up to date information 
  • Mode of Delivery: Blended Learning  
  • Study Type: Self-Paced
  • Tuition Fee: This course is government funded.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • This course is government funded, and so there are no tuition or registration fees.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care has been designed and written by a team of subject matter experts, along with employers and higher education institutions.

Together they have created a course that provides learners with an in-depth knowledge of core subject areas in health and social care, in order to support progression into Higher Education, the workplace, or further learning in related subject areas at Level 4 and above.

This is a nested qualification which means that it allows learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma structure.



Course Requirements and Suitability

In order to be accepted onto this course you must:

  • • Be 18 years or older
  • • Working in a health care setting
  • • Have a minimum of 75 hours of experience working in a suitable setting*

  • * Please note that suitable placement settings include (but are not limited to):


  • • A Residential Care Home
  • • Nursing Home
  • • Day Centre
  • • Children’s Centre
  • • Health Centre
  • • Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
  • • Domiciliary/Community Care
  • • Respite Care
  • • Residential Schools
  • • Assessment Centre
  • • Special Schools
  • • Hospitals
  • • Specialised Voluntary Groups



Enrolment Requirements

To get enroled onto this course you must hold:


  • ☑ British passport/ EU Settlement Status Documentation or Leave to Remain Status
  • ☑ Academic qualification(s)
  • ☑ Proof of address

  • Furthermore, applicants must also supply the following depending on their employment status:


    Unemployed Employed (PAYE) Self-Employed
    Letter from DWP/Jobcentre Plus Latest Payslip/Employment contract HMRC ‘SA302’ Self-Assessment tax declaration
    Written confirmation or referral from DWP/Jobcentre Plus or similar. Class 2 National Insurance Contributions, VAT registration confirmation from HMRC
       

     



    Qualification Delivery

    This qualification is delivered online, through a combination of live classes and interactive webinars, which are supported with expert learning resources and an e-portfolio. Each student is assigned a personal assessor from our highly experienced faculty - along with dedicated tutors, assessors and IQAs. Online classes also give students the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced healthcare professional.


    COURSE CONTENT

    This level 3 qualification consists of the following 9 mandatory units:


    Unit No. Unit Title
    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
    HSC CM9 Reflective Practice

    Please note that learners will also be required to choose a number of additional optional units.


    Level 3 Assessments

    The NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care is assessed through a range of assessments, with the results equivalent to the following UCAS points:

    •  A*: 84
    •  A: 72
    •  B: 60
    •  C: 48
    •  D: 36

    Please note that all externally set and marked assessments for the certificate are limited to one attempt and one further reattempt opportunity (undertaking an alternative assessment).


    Progression Opportunities

    Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The Certificate also supports learners’ access to Higher Education and progression to further learning at Level 4 and above.
    Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to apply for a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector, including but not limited to:

    •  Care Support Worker (in adult residential settings).
    •  Healthcare Assistant (in community, primary care, and acute health environments).
    •  Care Support Worker (in domiciliary services, supported living, or day services).
    •  Community-based Support Worker