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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Ref:
601/6110/3
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Features:
UCAS, Nested Qualification

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1185
TQT
1491

About this qualification

The Level 3 Extended Diploma 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 - 72, C - 96, B - 120, A - 144, A* - 168.

What does it cover?

This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care. The Extended Diploma includes a wide range of optional units, allowing learners to pursue an interest in the specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences, while still allowing enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit a learner’s preferred progression path.

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 175 (including 75 hours completed during the Certificate).

Entry requirements of Higher Education Institutions may specify the need for more work experience.

What are some examples of suitable work placement settings for learners?

Placement is a crucial element of the learner's journey. Listed below are some examples of appropriate settings which could support learners:

• Adult Residential Care Home
• Nursing Home
• Day Centre
• Children's Centre
• Health Centre
• Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
• Domiciliary/Community care
• Respite Care
• Residential Schools
• Assessment Centre
• Special Schools
• Hospital
• Specialised Voluntary Groups

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 will it take to complete?

Learners will usually be able to achieve the Extended Diploma in two years.

What qualifications can you progress to?

Achievement of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care supports learners’ access to Higher Education and progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector.

The Care Certificate

This qualification promotes high quality care and support and has 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 page.

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 Environment
• Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services
• Community-Based Support Worker

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


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

Purpose Statement
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This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

HEI Letters of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Employer Letters of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Progression Routes
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This document details progression routes for this qualification.

External Assessment Windows
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Learner Handbook
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This handbook contains information of all the units and assessment tasks learners are required to complete to gain this qualification. It also contains information for Tutors and Assessors.

Learner Handbook (doc)
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This handbook contains information of all the units and assessment tasks learners are required to complete to gain this qualification in MS Word format. It also contains information for Tutors and Assessors.

Placement Handbook - Learners
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This handbook supports learners to complete the practical placement.

Placement Handbook - Learners (doc)
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This MS Word handbook supports learners to complete the practical placement.

Placement Guidance - Mentors and Tutors
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This document provides guidance for Mentors and Tutors to support Learners on the practical placement.

Placement Guidance - Mentors and Tutors (doc)
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This MS Word document provides guidance for Mentors and Tutors to support Learners on the practical placement.

Tutor Guidance Optional Units
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Tutor Guidance Optional Units (doc)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Learner Handbook Optional Units
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This document contains the optional units and assessment for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Learner Handbook Optional Units (doc)
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This document contains the optional units and assessment for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care in MS Word format.

Extended Diploma Extended Assessment Task (EDEA)
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This document provides details of the Extended Diploma Extended Assessment Task (EDEA).

Chief Examiner Report - Jan 17 - Extended Diploma Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2017 external assessment.

Mapping to the Care Certificate
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This document details how this qualification maps to the standards of the Care Certificate.

Mapping to NOS
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This document details how this qualification maps to the National Occupational Standards.

Mapping to Social Care Induction Framework
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This documents details how this qualification maps to the Social Care Induction Framework.

FAQs
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This document answers some frequently asked questions about this qualification.

Chief Examiner Report - May 17 - Extended Diploma Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2017 external assessment.

Assessment Task
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This document details the HSC CM1 assessment task.

Chief Examiner Report - Jan 2018
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2018 external assessment.

Qualification Specification (doc)
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Chief Examiner Report May 2018 – HSC EDEA
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2018 HSC EDEA external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - May 2018 - HSC CEA
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2018 HSC CEA external assessment.

Tutor Guidance
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Tutor Guidance (doc)
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This document contains helpful hints and tips for tutors to help aid delivery of this qualification.

CACHE Assessment Themes
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Extended Diploma Extended Assessment (EDEA) - Tutor and Learner Information and Requirements
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This document details Tutor and Learner information and requirements for the Extended Diploma Extended Assessment (EDEA).

External Assessment Cover Sheet
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This document should be completed and attached to the cover of the external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Sep 18 - Certificate Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Sep 18 external assessment

Chief Examiner Report - October 2018 - Extended Diploma Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the October 2018 external assessment

Certificate Extended Assessment Task (CEA)
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This document provides details of the Certificate Extended Assessment (CEA) task.

Certificate Extended Assessment (CEA) - Tutor and Learner Information and Requirements
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This document details Tutor and Learner information and requirements for the Certificate Extended Assessment (CEA).

Chief Examiner Report - January 2019 - Certificate Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2019 external assessment

Chief Examiner Report - January 2019 - Extended Diploma Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2019 external assessment

Chief Examiner Report - May 2019 - Certificate Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - May 2019 - Extended Diploma Extended Assessment
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - September 2019 - HSC CEA
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the September 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - October 2019 - EDEA
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the October 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - January 2020 - HSC CEA
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2020 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - EDEA - January 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2020 external assessment.

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