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Health and Social Care (Level 3)


Why study this course?

This course gives you the opportunity to go to university to study nursing, social work and many other health profession qualifications. It is also a great stepping stone for entering into employment.

What will I study?

You will study a range of core, mandatory and optional units including: communication, equality & diversity; nutrition in health; human growth & development; safeguarding; working in health & social care and common care disorders. You will be required to undertake one day per week in a practical placement where you will take on the role of an employee in a variety of settings.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

You could study for a Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care or Psychology & Crime at Tresham College or go on to study HND or degree courses in Social Work, Nursing, Medical Studies, Teaching, Psychology or Youth Studies, or find employment in the sector.

Are there any additional costs?

• Textbooks approx. £20
• T-shirt approx. £10

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. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Entry is subject to a successful interview. You must have a clean DBS check.

Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way. To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Technical Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168