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Health & Social Care Advanced (Level 3)

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Overview

Health & Social Care Advanced (Level 3)

This study programme has been designed to enable students to access Higher Education, find out about careers such as nursing, midwifery and social work and aid progression into the workplace. The programme also carries UCAS points allowing entry into university. You will attend placements throughout the course in a range of vocational settings to gain valuable experience within the Health & Social Care sector. You will also have the opportunity to go on trips and events and all of our tutors are vocational experts within their field of Health & Social Care.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £3,301.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £3,301.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £3,301.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Tresham College Wellingborough campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 2 years
Fees: £3,301.00
Apply online Fee notes: If you need to pay for your course the fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19 years and above, and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 19 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

 

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Bedford College Health & Social Care Level 2
Health & Social Care

Nisha

I would like to train to be a Care Assistant or Support Worker looking after older people, as I have spent time looking after my own grandparents, as well as children in my family. I’ve been given lots of opportunities through the College, including a Health & Care Assistant apprenticeship, which I will start next year in a local care home.  

The highlight of the study programme for me has been the work on legislation and the Equality Act in healthcare. It was interesting to study how people are treated and to learn about discrimination in the sector.  

enjoy the written assignments that we have to do and my tutors are very nice and kind. They will always give any help you need.  

You feel a lot more responsible for your own learning at College, because it’s a more independent environment where you can develop your own interests. I’m really glad I chose to come here.  

 

Course Information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 2 years 

  • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English & maths  (a science subject is also highly recommended) OR
  • Health & Social Care at Level 2
Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early year’s placement.
Course content

This study programme will cover a range of specific, related units that will give underpinning knowledge of key areas within the Health & Social Care sector. You will be able to put your new found knowledge into practice on your placements, which take place one day a week or on block release.

  • Subject units:
  • Safeguarding
  • Infection Control & Prevention
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Anatomy & Physiology

English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience:
You will undertake placement (one day a week, with block placements) in a range of vocational settings.

Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 

Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 

  • You will have the opportunity to go on an educational trip that will be related to your studies, plus an international trip in Year 2
Assessment methods

Assessment methods will include; controlled assessments, a short answer question paper, plus written work that will need to be presented within a portfolio.

Qualifications

You will gain:

  • Health & Social Care NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma

plus English and maths qualifications if required

You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points.

Further study and career options

You could go on to university to study such areas as nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work, and paramedics. Alternatively, you could enter employment in the sector as a Support Worker.

Additional information

You are expected to be responsible for your own learning and work towards deadlines that have been set. You are expected to be prepared and organised for all your lessons as this will be vital to enable you to achieve. You will be required to pay £46 for required clothing, £20 for books and £54 for any trips/visits, you will also need to pay for your CRB check. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

 

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

 

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

 

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.