Health & Social Care Level 3

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

If you are you interested in a career in Health or Social Care, this could be the course for you!

As part of the course you will undertake units related to the field of Health & Social Care, allowing you to progress into a variety of careers or higher education.

Health & Social Care is a very dynamic subject and you will explore a variety of areas and current topics of interest, from human growth and development, learning about human behaviour, communication, health promotion, to child protection and safeguarding.

A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required and you will undertake a placement one day a week to gain valuable hands-on experience of careers within the sector.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Work placement will also be graded based on attendance and commitment over 2 years of study, and will be graded A* - D.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, including English and Maths. A Grade 4 GCSE in Science would be advantageous due to an Anatomy exam within the programme of study.

Level 3 vocational Science qualifications at Distinction or Merit Level may also be considered.

Where can it take me?

You could progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Health & Social Care Foundation Degree.


This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Social Work, Midwifery, Nursing, Teaching or as a Paramedic.

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