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Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (QC

Entry Requirements:
•  Level 2 in Health and Social Care or
•  4 GCSEs at a minimum grade of C or above
•  An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy

Programme Outline:
The Level 3 in Health and Social Care is a nationally recognised qualification which has been designed to provide a highly specialist work related programme of study. The level 3 programme gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare for employment in the Health and Social Care sector.

The qualification is a workshop and studies based, hands on course that is about building a portfolio of work through varied, set and negotiated projects.

Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 30 credit programme that focuses on particular elements within Health and Social Care. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS level

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 60 credit programme which offers greater flexibility and choice of emphasis through optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A level

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 120 credit programme that broadens and expands the specialist work related focus from the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. It is equivalent to 2 GCE A levels.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 180 credit programme that extends and deepens the specialist work related focus from the Level 3 Diploma. There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for direct employment within the Health and Social Care sector and is suitable for people who have decided that they wish to enter a particular specialist area of work or further develop their specialism. It is broadly equivalent to 3 GCE A Levels.

Duration:
Start dates for these programmes are flexible, with completion usually achieved within two to three years.

Progression:
On successful completion of a Level 3 in Health and Social Care qualification, you can progress to employment and/or continue your study in the same or related vocational area within further education or university.

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