Equivalent in size to 1 A-Level (over 2 years)
This 2-year programme forms part of our ‘Pathway to Healthcare’ programme for those learners most likely focussed on Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Science. This qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study, by knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the health and social care sector.
• Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
Externally assessed exam
• Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Learners can select one optional unit that covers the biological and sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to specialised opportunities in the future including:
Sociological Perspectives, Psychological Perspectives, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs or Physiological Disorders and their Care.
It can be taken alongside, for example:
• A-Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, Paramedic Science or
• A-Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education or Speech Therapy
• A-Levels in Sociology which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Social Work.
Year 1 – Certificate,
Year 2 – Extended Certificate
Minimum entry requirements:
5 GCSEs Level 4 or above including English and Maths at
Level 4 or above
• Sixth Form Academy, Student Council
• Visiting lecturers and professionals
• Local university links, conferences and workshops
• Written and practical skills and techniques
• Cognitive and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, approaching problems and applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology, communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
• Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and self-development
Likely next step opportunities:
Higher education for degree courses BSc (Hons) in Nursing, BA (Hons) in Social Work, BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy, Other Level 3 Apprenticeships in the Healthcare sector.
Externally assessment (58%) and internally assessed assignments
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Level 3 Courses
For courses at this level you will need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C or a majority of GCSEs at A*-B if you are intending to follow our Sixth Form Academy programme. Click here for more details.
If you want to gain Level 3 qualifications in order to go into employment, training or Higher Education, it is very important for you to have the vital qualifications of English, Maths and Science. Some Universities may expect students to have a Modern Foreign Language at Grade C from Autumn 2012 entry. So:
◾ If you have not gained a GCSE at grade C or above in English you should choose GCSE English to support your Level 3 programme.
◾ If you have not gained a GCSE at grade C or above in Maths you should choose GCSE Maths to support your Level 3 programme.