Course overviewHealth and Social Care Level 3 City of Bristol College
This two-year Health and Social Care Level 3 course is for school leavers aged 16-18.
You will gain the knowledge you need to progress onto training in nursing, midwifery and/or social work.
Health and Social Care students aged 18 and over who wish to undertake a placement in any CQC registered setting are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGF1255D01-1||04/09/2023 - 21/06/2024||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||11.89||09:15||College Green Centre||Apply|
|LGF1255D01-1||02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||11.89||09:15||College Green Centre||
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Who is this course for?
This Health And Social Care Level 3 course is for young people aged 16-18.
It is for people who are interested in the health and social care sector and wish to make a difference to other people’s lives. You may want a carer as a health carer or social worker. This Health And Social Care Level 3 course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.
This course offers learners a great opportunity to enter into the industry of health and social care.
What you'll learn
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (NQF) is a qualification whereby academic knowledge gained in class and on-going course assessment is combined with vocational practice.
You will complete a variety of exam units including human lifespan development, working in health and social care and anatomy and physiology. You will also get externally set and marked research project.
Course entry requirements
To join this Health And Social Care Level 3 course, you will need five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English Language and maths. You will preferably have some previous experience of working in the health and social care sector.
After your enrolment on the course, you will need to complete a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This course is for school leavers aged 16-18.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
During this Health And Social Care Level 3 course you will need to complete 315 hours of vocational work experience in year one and 100 hours in year 2. These need to take place in relevant health and social care settings.
You will enjoy talks from industry experts and take study trips. You will be assessed through internal and external exams and assignments.
You will be required to produce a portfolio of skills relevant to your work industry placement.
Future career and study opportunities
After successfully completing this Health And Social Care Level 3 course, there are a range of different pathways to continue study or to obtain employment in.
You can move on to Higher Education if you are working towards a career as a nurse, social worker, GP or doctor.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.