Health & Social Care – Level 3

Course Code: HSC-L3-1

Course Duration

2 Year

Course Type

Full Time


Haybridge Road, Telford

Course Level

About the course

This course gives you the opportunity to learn from health and social care experts, and to take part in work-related learning on placements in the community. These placements will give you an edge and can open the door to higher education or employment. The course includes equality, diversity and rights; human growth and development, safeguarding, and communication. Practical sessions will take place using our on-site resources including our ‘hospital room’ where you can try out new skills in a safe environment before going out into your placement setting. You’ll have a placement co-ordinator and assessment will be on a unit-by-unit approach including internallyassessed assignments and two externally marked. In year two, there’s also a short answer exam on anatomy and physiology. You can take GCSE maths alongside this course too.

Year 1
– Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
– Human growth and development
– Safeguarding
– Communication
– Infection prevention and control
– Psychological perspectives
– Sociological perspectives
– Working in health and social care
– Reflective practice
Year 2
– Empowerment in health and social care
– Protection of children, young people and adults
– Anatomy and physiology
– Research skills
– Personal and professional development
– Dementia awareness
– Mental health and wellbeing
– Public health
– Ethics
Work placement opportunities:
Telford & Wrekin Council, Princess Royal Hospital, Morris Care, Coverage Care, TACT, Mind, SEN schools and the WillowTree.

Progressing to: Level 3 extended diploma, degrees in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, or senior roles in the NHS or private healthcare sector
Aspirational careers: Care service owner, nursing director, senior social worker or counsellor

5 Grade 4s and above, one of which must be English (Level 2 functional skills English also accepted) and a clean DBS check

You will need to have a DBS check (fully funded by the college) so please collate all the evidence needed prior to starting the course. As part of our enrichment you will receive talks from guest speakers and former students. We also take out students on trips and these can be fully funded depending on your household’s income. Trips include going to the International Slavery Museum, Florence Nightingale museum, DisneyLand Paris, London as well as trips to universities including a UCAS convention. We do ask all students to purchase a branded polo shirt for placement. University, voluntary and work experience opportunities are supported by our dedicated staff team to further your career – and we hope you come back to class and share your experiences.

Health students with teacher doing a health demonstration
Curriculum Area
Health, Early Years and Education
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