Health and Social Care CACHE Technical Certificate Level 3

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This course will deepen your knowledge of health and social care, ready for your next steps. You will gain the skills and knowledge to progress to an apprenticeship, degree level study, or relevant employment. In addition, you’ll complete a substantial work placement. You will learn about effective communication, human growth and development, mental health, and working in health and social care. You’ll also acquire equality, diversity, safeguarding, and protection knowledge. The certificate is equivalent to a maximum of 84 UCAS points, while the extended diploma is worth a maximum of 188 UCAS points.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Safeguard and protect vulnerable adults, children and patients.
  • Gain an understanding of infection prevention and control.
  • Understand the responsibilities of working in professional care.
  • Develop the skills to care for others.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths. A minimum of grade 3 in science though grade 4 is desirable.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a second year of study to achieve the full extended diploma, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £4,670   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    Our courses range from residential care to palliative care and include work experience and placement opportunities including european residential trips.

    Labour Market

    In 2019 there were over 6,800 Health and Social care jobs in Leeds (Emsi).

    Student Testimonial

    I am now a qualified adult nurse and still in touch with some of my tutors. I also frequently visit college to speak to students about my experience and offer advice.” - Amanda Rodriguez | Health and Social Care
    School of Social Science
    Leeds City College
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