The level 3 technical certificate provides learners with an in-depth knowledge of core subject areas in health and social care to support progression into Higher Education, the workplace or further learning in related subject areas.
Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours is 75 hours which is distributed across the academic year. Our placement coordinator will support in identifying an appropriate setting.
This course will run across a full academic year. Learners will be required to attend college for 2 full days each week.
The Technical Certificate is assessed primarily through coursework with one externally assessed assignment which is completed independently in exam conditions.
This course is for learners aged 19+.
Learners will be expected to hold a GCSE or equivalent level 2 qualification in English at grade 4/C or higher to support the required academic writing on the course.
Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, from which students will be able to access Higher Education and progress into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector.
The Technical Certificate does not provide occupational competence or a licence to practise but learners could also progress directly to a wide range of supervised job roles within the health and social care sector. This could include: Care Support Workers in adult residential settings. Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments, Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services. Community-Based Support Workers.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.