Level 3 Health and Social Care at Ilfracombe Academy
In the Certificate, 3 units equivalent to AS Level are studied during Year 12. A further 3 units in Year 13, leads to the Introductory Diploma, equivalent to a full A level.
This qualification will appeal to students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career linked to the health, social care or early years sectors. All units are assessed through a portfolio of evidence, internally marked and externally moderated. Learning outcomes are graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction, with up to 10 credits awarded for each successful unit. A Distinction* is available for high achievement across the full qualification.
The Certificate requires 30 credits, and the Introductory Diploma 60 credits. There will normally be moderation at two points in the academic year. The Certificate and Introductory Diploma attract UCAS points for university application.
Unit 1 - Developing effective communication in health and social care
Please note: These are examples from the optional list and a final selection will be made appropriate to the resources available to deliver them. The full list of units can be seen on the Cambridge TEC web site
- Development through the life stages
- Psychological perspectives for health and social care
- Health, Safety & Security in health & social are Dementia Care Nutrition for Health and Social Care Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
Students will need to have achieved the Ilfracombe Academy required standards for entry to Level 3 courses. English at grade C or above is recommended. Although not essential, previous study at Level 2 Health and Social Care will also provide a platform with achievement at least at Merit being desirable, to demonstrate aptitude for the higher level of study.
These qualifications are designed to offer candidates the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare for entry into employment at trainee level within a wide range of health, social care and early years care and education environments. Many such candidates would undertake further part-time study with the support of their employer. Candidates who achieve these qualifications will also be prepared to enter a variety of degree level courses in health, social care and early years care-related subjects.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilfracombe Academy directly.