Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

This course forms part of the Allied Health Professional Programme, incorporating A level Psychology and A level Sociology.

Delivered at the A Level Academy, you will explore everything from equality, diversity and rights in health and social care to public health, health education and development through the life stages.

What are the benefits of studying the Allied Health Professional Programme?

This programme provides many opportunities such as:

  • Placements with high-profile employers such as NHS.
  • Guest speakers from the industry including prestigious universities.
  • Masterclasses with industry experts.
  • Enrichment opportunities and initiatives with Dementia Care, Marie Curie and Children in Need, adding value to your CV and university application.
  • Clinical ward to provide a realistic work environment.
  • Annual Healthcare Sciences Skills Show.
  • Behind Bars Conference.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will study a range of units such as:

  • Developing effective communication in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care

You will also have the opportunity to choose from the following:

  • Development through the life stages
  • Values and planning in health care
  • Safeguarding adults and promoting independence
  • Public health and health education

In addition to this, you will also cover a broad range of A level Psychology and A level Sociology topics from exploring the work of influential psychologists, social influence and human behaviour, memory and attachment theories to key sociological concepts and themes such as socialisation, culture, identity, power, inequality and control.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed based on a range of practical and written work, including both internal and external assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 4 in English and a grade 5 in maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed the Allied Health Professional Programme, you will have the opportunity to progress on to university, a higher apprenticeship and a career in the Allied Health industry. This could also provide access to a range of degree courses including nursing and midwifery.

This Programme could lead to a wide range of careers such as a Health Care Practitioner, Dietitian, Social Worker, Paramedic or Occupational Therapist.

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