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

Ref:
603/2914/2
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Shortlist for approval
Shortlisted
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Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
370
TQT
415

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 Certificate 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 Certificate has been designed to meet the entry requirements for higher education, in combination with A-levels and other Level 3 qualifications.

This qualification aims to:

• focus on the applied study of health and social care
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical skills.


The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

• progress to further and higher education
• develop new practical skills in health and social care
• become more familiar with legislation relevant to health and social care
• develop their knowledge of health and social care and its underpinning theories.

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.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Health and Social Care, learners must achieve a minimum of a pass in the 5 mandatory units and the 2 external synoptic assessments.

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 and a synoptic Extended Written Assignment, both of which will be externally set and externally assessed.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

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.

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

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Key Facts

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Tutor Guidance

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Purpose Statement

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University College Birmingham Letter of Support

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University of Bedfordshire Letter of Support

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University of Chichester Letter of Support

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External Assessment Windows

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External Assessment Windows (mono)

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Factsheet

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Short Answer Exam - Sample Paper

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