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Social Care Cadet Scheme Level 3 at Furness College

Course description

For a career in the caring industry in jobs such as nursing, social work and residential care then these full-time courses give you the knowledge and the practical weekly work placement to help you achieve this.

Course content

Cadets gain extensive experience working in community care settings as well as learning the skills and theory at college which are needed for a career in the health sector. Units studied are intended to give high-level, broad-based knowledge to assist students to access a chosen career in the health care or social care field. Units include: communication, social and psychological aspects of care, health and safety, clients’ rights, and physical aspects of health.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A - C (including English and maths). Other relevant experience and/or qualifications will be considered.


You will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, portfolio work and observation of practical skills in the workplace.

Financial information

There are no additional costs. 

Future opportunities

Students can progress on to university education in nursing, social work, radiography or other professions allied to medicine. Other routes are employment in the field of health and social care in the health care sector. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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