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 Entry requirements: At least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths and mandatory work experience. Qualification: NCFE 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. 

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

Start dates

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Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and 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 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.

Level 3 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 

       AND

  • 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. 

More funding options

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.

If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

 

Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.

 

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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.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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