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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Applied General Award in Health and Social Care

Ref:
603/2913/0
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Shortlist for approval
Shortlisted
Support Materials Qualification Specification

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
182
TQT
200

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that this qualification (subject to any future reviews by the DfE) has been approved for inclusion within the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Key Stage 5 performance tables.

What does this qualification cover?

The Level 3 Applied General Award in Health and Social Care is aimed at post-16-year-olds who are studying a Key Stage 5 curriculum and have an interest in the health and social care sectors. The Award has been designed to meet the entry requirements for higher education, in combination with A-levels and other level 3 qualifications.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners who envisage careers in such areas as healthcare, social work, nursing, counselling, early years and primary teaching.

What are the entry requirements?

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

UCAS Points

This qualification has the following UCAS Points - P - 8, M - 16, D - 24, D* - 28.

Qualification structure:

To be awarded the Level 3 Applied General Award in Health and Social Care, learners must achieve a minimum of a pass in the 2 mandatory units and the external synoptic assessment.

Progession

This qualification is designed for learners who want to study health and social care at a higher level. Applied General qualifications are designed to be rigorous, advanced qualifications that enable learners to develop subject-specific and transferable skills, which facilitate their progression on to higher learning.

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Health and Social Care.

How is it assessed?

All units for this qualification will be internally assessed using a variety of methods. In addition, learners will be required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade for a synoptic short answer examination, which will be externally set and externally assessed.

Career opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

• Health and social care
• Childhood studies
• Community, youth and families
• Social work
• Early years
• Primary teaching
• Nursing


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.

Purpose Statement

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

University College Birmingham Letter of Support

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

University of Bedfordshire Letter of Support

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

University of Chichester Letter of Support

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

External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Key Facts

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

Tutor Guidance

This document contains helpful hints and tips for tutors to help aid delivery of this qualification.

Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Career Card Health and Social Care.pdf

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

Short Answer Examination - Sample Mark Scheme

This sample mark scheme will help learners prepare for the external assessment.

Short Answer Exam - Sample Paper

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

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