Health and Social Care | NCFE Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in 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: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: CACHE Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 Awarding Body: NCFE Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

Health and social care

This course covers a wide range of subjects within health and social care and at Level 3 you can choose from a number of optional modules to specialise in: such as nursing, social work, paramedical training or occupational therapy. In addition to classroom learning, you will also undertake work placements to build up your practical experience.

In 2021, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launched The Health and Care Academy in partnership with GB MET to educate and support the next generation of healthcare workers. This gives you access to valuable work experience and employment opportunities.

  • Fantastic links to local employers, including Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rates to employment

Start dates

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Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English or maths and mandatory work experience. 

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

If you do not qualify for Level 2, you can start on the Level 1 course and then move up to Level 2 after that.

Entry Requirements

Course content

  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Psychological and sociological perspectives

Why the MET?

  • High levels of progression to employment and apprenticeships. You may also consider a university course, if you wish to explore that route.
  • Experience of different aspects of the sector through multiple work placements.
  • Excellent employment links with local hospitals.
  • Tutors with a vast range of industry experience and theoretical knowledge.
  • Tutors are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
  • Inspirational guest speakers and industry related trips throughout the year.
  • 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

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 Level 3 Technical Certificate), students can progress to a second year of study and gain the CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. Alternatively, students may undertake an apprenticeship or seek employment in the health and social care sector.

Future careers include

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

Course Costs & Additional Fees

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

This courses may be free for you if:

  • You are 19+
  • This is your first full Level 3 qualification
  • You are unemployed (or earn less than £345 per month) and are in receipt of benefits 
  • You are employed and have an annual gross income less than £18,525

For more information, please visit the government website or speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Additional Fees

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

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course Costs & Additional Fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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