NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)


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Course Title and Description

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)

Ref: 603/5355/7
Sector: Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care

Level: Level 3
Minimum Entry Age: 16
GLH: 1085
TQT: 1395

Awarding body: NCFE
Course Price:

Unit Overview:

About this qualification

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the health and social care sector within Northern Ireland, and to support progression into Higher Education or the workplace.

This qualification has been designed and written by a team of subject matter experts, and we have involved employers and Higher Education Institutions in the review of the content.

This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of health and social care in Northern Ireland
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical skills.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress onto Higher Education or to work in a variety of different settings within health and social care in Northern Ireland.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 16 years old.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners must achieve:
• a pass grade from the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)
• four mandatory units, four optional units from Optional Group A and four optional units from Optional Group B within this qualification (all units are graded A*-D)
• an external assessment short answer question paper graded A*-D for mandatory unit ‘Anatomy and physiology for health and social care’ and an external synoptic extended assessment graded A*-D covering the remaining mandatory units
• a minimum of 100 placement hours.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

This qualification requires learners to complete a work/industry placement experience.
The minimum required number of placement hours is 100 hours.


Upon achievement of this qualification learners may be able to access Higher Education or progress into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector in Northern Ireland.

Career opportunities

The qualification is applicable to a variety of roles and/or careers in Northern Ireland.


This qualification has the following UCAS Points: D - 72, C - 96, B - 120, A - 144, A* - 168.

Distance or online training is available.

Ask about payment plan or student loan.

For more information visit our website
or speak to an advisor on: 020 3475 9775.

This course can be done remotely online with an assigned tutor and assessor.
A work placement will be required but can be arranged.

East London branch: 3 Oakfield House, Ilford, Essex IG11EF

About The Course

Deadline 30 December 2023
Offer Type Online and Distance Learning
Category S-Healthcare
Sector Healthcare
Qualification Level Level 3
Total Units
Awarding Body NCFE
Duration At your own pace
Delivery Route Online Course Only
Career Level Student
Available to Start Immediately

Funding and Eligibility

Price for students not eligible for funding (if applicable)
Deposit Required Can be negotiated based on your current circumstances
Experience Required None
Previous Qualification Required None Required
Course Pathway Courses for both Work & University Progression
Course Funding Options Self-funded - Payment Plan Available
Payment Plan Yes
DBS Required Yes
Allowance Available Other - Can be Discussed
Social Services - Service Users Not Applicable
Suitable for Those on Benefits Yes - Universal Credit

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