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Personal and Social Development CACHE Entry Level 3 Award and Certificate at Gateshead College

Course description

The course is designed as a flexible framework for developing and recognising personal and social skills, which can be taken as standalone qualification or as units alongside other qualifications in the Foundation Learning progression pathways.

Direct progression is built in as they share some units with the Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children and the Level 1 Award and Certificate in Personal and Social Development.

This means credits and learning can be transferred across the qualifications so learners do not have to retake units already completed. They are suitable for a variety of learners such as young people in schools and colleges needing to develop life skills.

Work experience

Learners must be at least 16 years of age. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to study for this qualification; however a placement can be arranged for those learners who are work ready.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE grade D or above, ideally in English, a mix of E-F grades in other subjects and the ability to demonstrate a real interest in working in the care sector.


All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

The qualifications will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016

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    • Gateshead College's Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions.

      The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead.

      The College has its own car park, but at busy times alternative parking is available nearby.

      There is a charge for parking. Students can apply for a permit to allow free parking during study time.