Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees

If you are interested in a career in the health sector such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy etc, then this course could be for you. It will give you an A level equivalent qualification (equivalent to 3 A levels), vocational work experience and will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress to employment or (increasingly) into higher education. Recent students have gone on to study at Coventry University (Occupational Therapy, Childhood and Youth Studies) Northampton University (Primary Teaching) and at Liverpool University (Early years and Psychology). This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to theĀ 90 credit qualification over one year andĀ progression to theĀ full 180 credit qualification over 2 years. Successful completion of theĀ Diploma qualification will enable you to apply to university or to progress into health and social care employment. Larisa Hine joined Coventry CollegeĀ from Finham Park and finished her course with us in 2012. She progressed to a nursing degree course at Nottingham University where she has been awarded a First Class Honours Degree. With a choice of job offers and progression to her Masters degree Larisa is a great example of what can be achieved. The course will provide you with the foundation skills needed to work with a range of different client groups within the Health and Social Care sector. You will be provided with the opportunity to learn in the classroom, online and within health and social care placements. You will learn and develop skills in the following key areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Life Stages
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

This course is assessed through written assignments and completion of placement hours. For 16-18 year olds this course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

*Ā If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme. There is a pathway for those aged over 19+ which leads to just the Health & Social Care qualification. If you are an adult student, you will need to pay for a DBS check before you start your placement.

If you are interested in a career in the health sector such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy etc, then this course could be for you. It will give you an A level equivalent qualification (equivalent to 3 A levels), vocational work experience and will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress to employment or (increasingly) into higher education. Recent students have gone on to study at Coventry University (Occupational Therapy, Childhood and Youth Studies) Northampton University (Primary Teaching) and at Liverpool University (Early years and Psychology). This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to theĀ 90 credit qualification over one year andĀ progression to theĀ full 180 credit qualification over 2 years. Successful completion of theĀ Diploma qualification will enable you to apply to university or to progress into health and social care employment. Larisa Hine joined Coventry CollegeĀ from Finham Park and finished her course with us in 2012. She progressed to a nursing degree course at Nottingham University where she has been awarded a First Class Honours Degree. With a choice of job offers and progression to her Masters degree Larisa is a great example of what can be achieved. The course will provide you with the foundation skills needed to work with a range of different client groups within the Health and Social Care sector. You will be provided with the opportunity to learn in the classroom, online and within health and social care placements. You will learn and develop skills in the following key areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Life Stages
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

This course is assessed through written assignments and completion of placement hours. For 16-18 year olds this course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

*Ā If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme. There is a pathway for those aged over 19+ which leads to just the Health & Social Care qualification. If you are an adult student, you will need to pay for a DBS check before you start your placement.

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including Science, English & maths, or

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee Ā£7395; Exam Fee TBC

Course Details

Length of study:
Duration: 1 or 2 years

Starting:
September

Term dates

Study campus:
City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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