Health & Social Care NCFE BTEC Level 3 Certificate - City of Wolverhampton College

Health & Social Care NCFE BTEC Level 3 Certificate

Health & Social Care NCFE BTEC Level 3 Certificate

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Health & Social Care NCFE BTEC Level 3 Certificate

If you are planning on a career in nursing, midwifery or social work, the Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate will equip you with the range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the profession.

As well as learning theory in the classroom you will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 175 hours of work experience giving you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a care setting.  

You will also be encouraged to take up voluntary or part time work in a related field which will be a valuable addition to your CV and demonstrate commitment to future employers or be of benefit if you wish to apply for a higher education course.    

This one-year course forms part of a two-year extended diploma and, after completion of the first year, you will be able to progress to the second year of the qualification in which you will study a further nine modules.   

To access the course you will require: 

  • Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and maths  OR 
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Extended Diploma at minimum Grade 4/C or Merit, plus English and maths at Grade 4 or above 

Prior to enrolment on the course you will also be required to provide a good quality reference and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will be paid for by the college. 

In the first year you will study some of the following units:

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Infection control
  • Developing through the life stages
  • Working in health
  • Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives for health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives for health and social care
  • Safeguarding

Studying this course you will develop:

  • Important vocational skills in communication, health and safety and equality and diversity
  • In-depth knowledge of human growth and development through the life stages
  • Understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems
  • Understanding of the different sociological and psychological approaches that can be used when working in a health and social care setting
  • Valuable team working skills by taking part in whole class and small group discussions and presentations
  • Research skills to enable you to plan and conduct your own research relating to a health or social care issue and evaluate the success of your outcomes
  • Skills to plan, monitor and reflect on your own professional development while on placement

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme in the follwoing ways:

  • Project work
  • Assignments
  • Peer assessments
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Workbooks
  • Controlled assessment carried out in exam conditions.  

In addition, depending on your level of maths and English, you may have to complete exams in these subjects as part of your study programme.    

The skills and knowledge you will gain on this course will enable you to:

  • Work in the health and social care profession
  • Progress to a higher education course in the subject

Throughout the course you will be supported by fully qualified teachers who will provide training in early years, as well as observe and assess your performance in each unit, check and mark your work and give you regular feedback. They will also support you to develop a portfolio of work and put together your CV or personal statement.

We have excellent feedback from our students and many have gained employment, or progressed to further/higher level courses at the college and then moved on to university.


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