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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Social Care & Health
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   06/09/2021


If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you.

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.

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.

  What You Will Learn

This 1 year course will explore the role of the Health and Social Care practitioner when working with members of the community.

Through hands-on learning you will learn about a number of interesting areas including growth and development, nutrition, communication and equality and diversity. You will also develop your practical skills through a placement in a health and social care setting which will give you working knowledge of current practice and build on your skills to be an effective team member.

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.

Our experienced tutors will give you the skills and confidence to be able to develop person centred care plans and respond to individuals needs effectively.

  Entry Requirements

You will be required to hold a DBS which allows you to be in the work placement. The college will pay for this. You will need to present a minimum of 3 bits of evidence such as birth certificate, current passport, bank statement, Driving Licence, proof of address or child tax credit letter with your name on.

  Work Experience

Throughout your course you will spend two days a week in a Health and Social Care setting to develop your skills in practice. This could be a care home, hospital, activity day centre, baby clinic or Children’s Centre to name a few.

We help you to find your placement and a member of the team will visit you once per term to see how you are progressing.

  Assessment

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.

  Progression

Upon successful completion of this course you will be offered a guaranteed job interview with Cornwall Care. You will also 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 such as:

• Healthcare Assistant
• Nursing Associate
• Registered Nurse
• Midwifery
• Social Worker.

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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.

  Related News

Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

5th June 2020


Cornwall Care and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) have partnered to create a new Care Academy that will secure the quality training and development of the county’s next generation of carers.  

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