Health and Social Care - CACHE Level 3 Certificate at East Durham College
This course is designed to help you develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the care sector. The Certificate is the first year of study for level 3 when successfully completed you will then enrol on the full Extended Diploma for your second year.
Developing effective communication, equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, health safety and security in health and social care, development through the life stages, sociological perspectives and safeguarding adults are some of the units that may be covered in the qualification. You will also attend work placement for a minimum of one day per week.
To enrol on the course you will require 5 GCSE's C grade or above including Maths and English and Science. You may also hold a level 2 in the subject with a minimum of a Merit and level 1 Functional skills Pass. A successful reference and a clear DBS (disclosure barring check) will be required.
You will cover a range of units within the course, each will have an assignment for you to complete. Within the assignments you will produce a range of evidence including posters, leaflets, written essays and presentations. You will graded between A*-D for each assignment. You will also be required to complete 1 external assessment, this involves completing an assessment which is set and marked by Cache the awarding body.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
On completion of the course you may be able to apply for work in the health and social care sector as a Care Worker or Health Care Assistant. Or on successful completion of the course you may be able to enrol on the second year programme to the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Once you have successfully completed the qualification to Merit you can progress onto the Cache Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Or you may alternatively consider a route into childcare and enrol on Cache Certificate in Childcare and Education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.