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Level 3 Health & Social Care Principles and Contexts & AS Health & Social Care and Childcare

As part of the Level 3 course you will be undertaking 2 qualifications:

• Level 3 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts: Certificate
• Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care

The 2 qualifications are equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels, which if learners are successful in progressing onto the 2nd year of study can be topped up to 3 A-Level equivalents.


The qualifications enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding within the context of health and social care services.
As part of the course you will be expected to study skills such as digital literacy, employability, application of number or communication.
There may be work placement opportunities for learners to develop practical skills and put their college based knowledge into practice.

What Will I Learn?

Topics on the 2 qualifications include the following current issues in relation to Health and Social Care in Wales:
• Principles of care and safe practice within outcome focused person-centred care
• Factors affecting individuals’ growth and development across the lifespan and how this impacts on outcomes, care and support needs
• Promoting the rights of individuals across the lifespan.
• Promoting health and well-being
• Supporting health, well-being and resilience in Wales




Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths/Numeracy and English Language/Welsh. Alternative equivalent qualifications can be discussed at interview.4 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths and English and successful completion of the L2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults, Children and Young People). GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths or English Language/Welsh. Alternative equivalent qualifications can be discussed at interview.


A successful DBS check and application for the update service on the DBS check.

All applicants will be provided with a “Suitability for Care pro-forma“ that must be completed.

Assessment

To achieve this qualification, candidates must pass:
• Three externally-set non-examination assessments that are marked in the centre that will be taken throughout the qualification.
• Two externally-set, externally-marked exams

Career Progression

Successful completion of the qualification may enable learners to progress to:
• the second year L3 Health and Social Care qualification - Level 3 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts: Diploma and the Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care.
• Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults, Children and Young People), for those learners looking to enter employment.

Further Notes

Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.

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Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2022
Location:Aberdare
Course Code:01F301AA
Fees
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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