NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care


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Course Title and Description

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Ref: 601/8434/6
Sector: Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Features: Performance Points, UCAS, Nested Qualification

Level: Level 3
Minimum Entry Age: 16
GLH: 619
TQT: 734

Awarding body: NCFE
Course Price:

Unit Overview:

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that this qualification (subject to any future reviews by the DfE) has been approved for inclusion within the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Key Stage 5 performance tables.

The DfE have confirmed that the additional retake opportunity in place for the 2018/19 academic year for all Tech Levels and Applied General qualifications will continue to be offered while the moratorium for 16-18 performance tables is in place. This includes Tech Levels and Applied General qualifications which will be counted in 2020, 2021 and 2022 performance tables.

About this qualification:

The Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care has been designed to enable learners to access Higher Education or assist with progression into 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.

The Technical Level 3 Certificate has been designed to meet the Department for Education’s criteria for the 16–19 Performance Tables, and has been approved as a ‘Tech Level’ qualification.

What is a nested qualification?

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Extended Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.

UCAS Points

This qualification has the following UCAS Points - D - 36, C - 48, B - 60, A - 72, A* - 84.

What does it cover?

This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress on to Higher Education.

Experience in a real work environment:

Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours are 75 hours.

Entry requirements of Higher Education Institutions may specify the need for more work experience.

What are some examples of suitable work placement settings for learners?

Placement is a crucial element of the learner's journey. Listed below are some examples of appropriate settings which could support learners:

• Residential Care Home
• Nursing Home
• Day Centre
• Children's Centre
• Health Centre
• Supported/Sheltered
• Accommodation
• Domiciliary/Community care
• Respite Care
• Residential Schools
• Assessment Centre
• Special Schools
• Hospital
• Specialised Voluntary Groups

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old.

How long it takes to complete?

Learners will usually be able to achieve the Certificate in one year.

What qualifications can you progress to?

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to progress onto the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The Certificate supports learners’ access to Higher Education and progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector. The qualification also supports progression to further learning in related subject areas at Level 4 and above.

The Care Certificate

This qualification promotes high quality care and support and have been mapped to the standards within the Care Certificate. For more information about the Care Certificate, including free teaching and learning resources, please see the Skills for Health website.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

• 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

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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