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Health and Social Care Practice Level 3

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Social Care & Health

This Level 3 Health and Social Care course is an exciting new way to develop the skills and competencies needed for a career in the Health and Social Care field. The course provides in-depth study and training for anyone interested in a career in the Health services or Social Care field and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings, with Cornwall Care. It also provides the theory and experience, which will be invaluable for progression into higher education, such as a nursing degree or into employment in the health sector as a practitioner in a variety of settings.

You will also have opportunities to develop effective communication techniques as well as a range of practical skills, which are vital to work and progress in this field.

There are specialist units that enhance the generic health and social care core subjects, such as mental health issues, psychology and health promotion. Completion of the Care Certificate will form part of this study programme.

You will study 3 days per week at the new Cornwall Care training academy at Cornwall College’s St Austell campus and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings, with Cornwall Care.

The new Academy training facility will have a range of the latest equipment and technology used in the health and social care sector. These will help you develop your work skills, whether you are looking to specialise in a
care setting, or clinical environment.


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You’ll need:

5 GCSEs grade 4 and above including English and maths.

You’ll learn:

Study units may include:

• equality, and individuals rights and safeguarding

• developing effective communication

• caring for children and young people

• sociological perspectives

• vocational practice and skills development

• understanding public health and organisations

• psychological and human behaviours

• personal and professional development

• anatomy and physiology


There are a range of assessments for this qualification, which will include: controlled practical assessments of core skills, course work and assignments to evidence your knowledge base and professional development as well as end of programme written exams.

You’ll love:

You will gain UCAS tariff points that will allow you to progress to university to study degrees such as midwifery, social work, teaching, care management, nursing or other care related subjects.

Alternatively you may wish to progress directly into employment in a range of health and care services.

You’ll go on to:

Upon successful completion of this course you will be offered a guaranteed job interview with Cornwall Care.

Careers you may wish to explore with this qualification:

• Healthcare Assistant

• Nursing Associate

• Registered Nurse

• Midwifery

• Social Worker


Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


2 years

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.