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Health and Social Care Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at New College Durham

Course description

This course is delivered employer responsively into work place.  You will gain evidence from your place of work that will go towards the achievement of your apprenticeships. This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in Health and Social Care environments.  It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living  needs and health care procedures. It has three pathways:

  • Generic Health and Social Care
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disability  

Who is it suitable for? All those who wish to work, or are working in an unsupervised role with adults in Health and Social Care environments.  

Course content

Your apprenticeship framework is made up of various components which include: 

  • Technical Certificate - SASE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • SASE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Functional Skills - English Level 2, Mathematics Level 2
  • Employee rights and responsibilities.  

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods.  This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by SASE. Key Skills or Functional Skills - English Level 2, Mathematics Level 2 will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and an externally assessed exam.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but you will need to have a good general education. You will need to be working, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.  You can usually complete it in 2 years or less.  

Future opportunities

You could progress onto the Foundation Degree Applied Health & Social Care.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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