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The 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.

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.

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 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

These qualifications promote 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.

What Will I Learn?

  • Wide range of key subject areas in health and social care.

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  • Minimum entry age - 16
  • GLH - 619
  • TQT - 734

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