Level 3 CTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: Q100068

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 3 CTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or Diploma in Health & Social Care

- Certificate equivalent to one AS Level
- Extended Certificate equivalent to one A Level
- Diploma equivalent to two A Levels

Ideal for those who want to pursue a rewarding career where they will be caring for and supporting vulnerable individuals in a wide range of settings.

Units include:

  • building positive relationships
  • equality, diversity and rights
  • health, safety and security in health and social care
  • safeguarding
  • anatomy and physiology
  • supporting people with learning disabilities
  • promoting positive behaviour.

(The units you cover will vary depending on the size of the qualification you study).

This is a qualification which includes both health and social care-based units to give you a broad subject knowledge. You will be assessed through a range of methods, including exams, essays, presentations, role play and practical tasks.

There is a wide range of enrichment opportunities, such as completing a first aid course, employability workshops, sessions with guest speakers, working with Southampton Hospital education centre and trips to relevant settings to support your studies.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You could progress to work with individuals in professions such as nursing and midwifery, social work and working with children. Many students go on to study higher education in areas such as psychology, sociology, criminology, social work or health-based degrees. There is also a range of apprenticeship degrees to explore in this field of work.

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