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Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (THP) at Rotherham College

Course description

Do you aspire to pursue a career within the education, health or care sector?

Whether you are looking for a career as a nursery assistant, nursery officer, early year’s practitioner, nurse, social worker, support worker, health care professional or work in the allied health professions then we have the programme of study for you. We offer nationally recognised qualifications which meet the needs of students, employers and the industry.

Our excellent work placement opportunities provide you with first-hand experience of working in the sector, allow you to apply theory to practice and gain an insight into the work roles available. Opportunities include organisations such as The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, care and residential homes, day nurseries, pre-schools, infant schools, special schools, voluntary organisations and child-minders.

Our highly skilled and experienced tutors and links with employers will ensure you are supported to achieve your career goals, are work ready and well prepared to join the workforce or progress onto further study.

A very high percentage of our students progress into employment within the sector and also to Higher Education degrees including nursing, social work, early years teaching, allied health professions and foundation degrees.

Course content

This course is particularly designed for students wishing to progress into a career as a nurse, operating department, social worker or other health profession. The course is ideal for those who have a true passion for working within the NHS or private sector.

What will I study?

•You will cover anatomy and physiology, nutrition, infection prevention and control

•You will develop your knowledge of equality and diversity and health and safety

•You will widen your personal and professional development •As part of the course you will take part in short work placements in vocational settings

What added value will I receive?

You will be taught by industry specialists such as practicing nurses. We also have strong links with the local hospitals, Foundation Trusts and teaching hospitals

Entry requirements

•Either five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths

•Or a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Science at Merit grade or above, with GCSE maths and GCSE English at grade C or above

•You will be required to have a clear DBS check and receive clearance from occupational health services

•Positive references and interview


•You will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, presentations and observed tasks

•The work placement element forms part of the assessment and 100% attendance is required

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

You could go on to start your career in the sector, move on to employment or progress to Higher Education to study nursing or allied health professions within the health and social care sector.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
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