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Health and Social Care (Level 3 NCFE Certificate) (16-18) - Full Time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a passion for healthcare science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a nursing and midwifery, social work or any other health or social care profession.

You will learn about:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Safeguarding
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Reflective Practice

You can expect to develop academic skills alongside practical competence through attending a placement, 2 days a week, across a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll also find out about career opportunities and get expert advice on your next steps.

How to apply for this course

Applications for this course are now closed for entry in 2021.

You will be able to apply for 2022 soon.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C032559 / Q032560


NCFE NCFE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9– 4 (A*– C), including English Language, Science and Maths – all of these must be grades 9– 4 (A*– C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. You can also gain a place by having a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9– 4 (A*– C).

This course is for students aged 16-18.

If you are aged 19+, you may be interested in the Access to Higher Education: Health and Social Care (Level 3) or the Pre-Access to Science and Nursing (Level 2).


A combination of externally assessed controlled assessments and internally assessed coursework.


Upon successful completion of the one-year certificate, you can move onto the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. This will allow you to gain UCAS tariff points needed for university and will allow you to study a range of courses at degree level within the health or social care field eg nursing, midwifery and social work.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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