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Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this course you will gain a range of practical skills that are perfect for helping you to start your career within the health and social care sector.

Course content

During this one-year advanced level qualification will go deeper into the key skills you’ll need for employment in the health and social sector. You will be able to develop your range and quality of interpersonal skills during work placements and practical sessions. The vocational nature of this course means that you will be able to learn first-hand from real-life examples. You will also have the opportunity to increase your knowledge in equality, diversity and human rights. Modules you will cover include:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through the life stages
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Personal and professional development

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSE's A*-C or Equivalent Qualification including Maths and English at C grade and DBS check


Your assessments will consist of 100% coursework assignments in a variety of modes including film making, presentations, open book tests and written assignments.

Financial information

Students on this course will be charged for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enable the college and the placement settings to check any criminal convictions that may affect your ability to work in this sector. (This replaces the old Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.) The current cost is £55. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits and £20.00 for polo shirt.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be in a great position to start your career in a care setting. You could find roles as a youth worker, social worker, or in organisations such as care homes. Other options could include specialising in another of our Level 3 course, or starting an apprenticeship.

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: 06 September 2018
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.