Vocational Course

Health & Social Care Level 3

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About this course

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.

You will be required to undertake a placement one day a week to gain valuable hands-on experience of careers within these sectors.

What will I learn?

Over the two years you will study exciting subjects including Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs, Human Lifespan Development and Working in Health and Social Care and a wide range of essential units to enable you to develop the skills and qualities to become an outstanding Health & Social Care Professional.

As part of your course you will complete an extended work placement one day a week with a local employer over the two years.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by coursework and 2 exams in Years 1 and 2.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Alternative Requirement: a BTEC in Science may be considered at Distinction or Merit Level.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Health & Social Care Foundation Degree
  • University - related degree such as Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery, Psychology, Occupational Health and Teacher Training
Health Care Assistant
Mental Health Nurse

Additional Information

You are required to have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for placements.