The Level 3 Health and Social Care is specifically designed for students who are looking to further develop themselves in areas of care. The aim of the course is to provide a vocational and practical approach which students can apply to the working world.
Students complete a total of eight units over the two years of the course. There are three external exams and the remaining units are internally assessed via a number of assignment projects. The students also have the opportunity to complete a period of work experience within a health and social care setting, which will allow them to build upon and develop their personal and professional communication and interaction skills.
The units studied are as follows:
Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)
Unit 2 – Working in H&SC (exam)
Unit 4 – Enquiries into current research in H&SC (exam)
Unit 5 – Meeting individual care and support needs (CW)
Unit 6 – Work experience in H&SC (CW)
Unit 7 – Principles of safe practice (CW)
Unit 8 –Promoting public health (CW)
Unit 19 – Nutritional health (CW)