Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Health and Social Care - Level 3

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Course Code: FE0112-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Open to international students Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Qualification: CACHE Foundation Diploma Health and Social Care Level 3 Awarding Body: CACHE

Course aims

This course allows you to gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for a range of exciting career opportunities such as nursing, teaching, social work, paramedics and physiotherapy. A mix of practical and academic learning includes spending one day a week in work experience, which could be working in a hospital or with the elderly, children or those with additional needs.

Level 3 is a two year course, further developing your skills and giving you lots of options for either employment or further study.

Entry Requirements

Start at this Level 3 course if you have at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths. 

If you do not have these grades, you can start at Level 2.

If you do not qualify for Level 2, we have options for you. You can start on the Care Pathway course and then move up to Level 2 after that.

Entry Requirements

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Enquiries into current research
  • Work experience
  • Principles of safe practice
  • Promoting public health
  • Human lifespan development
  • Meeting individual care and support needs

Why the MET?

This course offers high levels of progression to employment and apprenticeships. You may also consider a university course, if you wish to explore that route.

You will experience different aspects of the sector through multiple work placements.The department has excellent employment links with local hospitals.

Our teachers bring a great range of industry experience and theoretical knowledge, and are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Throughout the year you will also benefit from inspirational guest speakers and industry related trips.

  • Assessment
    • Written assignments
    • Controlled assessment
    • External examination

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Industry standard equipment to develop practical, vocational skills
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
Facilities at Brighton MET

Work experience

We have excellent links and partnerships with local employers to ensure we can place you in a suitable setting that fits your needs and career aspirations.

You will experience employment within the care sector and develop work-related skills, knowledge and understanding.

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students. 

What's next?

90% of our students have been successful in obtaining places at University to study various programmes.

After the first year of this Level 3 course (which is a Foundation Diploma), students can progress to Year 2 and study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Alternatively, students may undertake an apprenticeship in health and social care.

After this course you may wish to enter employment into the care industry as a Health Care Assistant, progress onto the Level 3 extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, or use this year as a top up of UCAS points if you have previously completed a Level 3 course.

Future career include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health care worker
  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Policing
  • Nutritionist

Additional costs

You will have to purchase a t-shirt for your placement uniform costing £10 and it is advised you purchase a textbook costing £25.

Some financial help may be available. 

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Careers

Potential Careers

Medical practitioner

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Supervises patients' progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1615 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £31,454

AVERAGE £61,016

POTENTIAL £121,563

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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Care worker or home carer

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Generally assists with service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Monitors service users' conditions by taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and contributes to record keeping.
  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

5853 Available opportunities 3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,962

AVERAGE £16,985

POTENTIAL £24,609

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Houseparent or residential warden

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the resident's family and friends.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Keeps records and writes reports.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

18 Available opportunities 3.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,177

AVERAGE £18,954

POTENTIAL £27,632

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

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Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

Typical Tasks:

  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

31 Available opportunities 6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,026

AVERAGE £17,219

POTENTIAL £24,024

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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