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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care

Ref:
601/6108/5
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
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Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
180
TQT
215

About this qualification

The Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care had 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.

UCAS information

UCAS have confirmed allocation of points to the qualification. For a full breakdown of points, please see the UCAS performance points table.

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.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How long it takes to complete?

Learners will usually be able to achieve the Award in three months.

What qualifications can you progress to?

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to progress onto the Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care and then onto the Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about this and other qualifications on the Funding webpage.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

• Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
• Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
• Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
• Community-based Support Workers

More detail on the range of job roles and potential progression paths will be provided in the Learner Handbook.


Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

UCAS Performance Points Table 2018

Progression Routes

Mapping to the Care Certificate

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