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Health & Social Care Level 3 Apprenticeship at Richard Huish College

Course description

The level three diploma is aimed at supervisors and team leaders who have some line responsibilities and accountability within their work place. To achieve the qualification candidates need to complete a minimum of 58 credits. 28 credits are achieved through completion of the mandatory units and then learners can choose from a selection of optional units. There is also the option of different pathways of study (dementia or Learning disabilities) dependant on your work setting.

Course content

The Mandatory Units cover the following areas:

• Communication

• Personal Development

• Equality and Inclusion

• Duty of Care

• Safeguarding and Protection

• Roles and Responsibilities

• Person centred approaches

• Health and Safety

• Handling Information.

Entry requirements

All Advanced Apprenticeships will be required to complete the components listed below in addition to the QCF diploma:

  • Level Three Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care.
  • Functional Skills: Maths level Two English level Two ICT level Two
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Future opportunities

There are many opportunities and pathways open to you that will progress your career in social care . You could develop your skills by specialising in a particular area of care or you could diversify and work in other service settings. You may also choose to progress into a role with more management responsibilities.

Further information

You can contact the business team on 01823 320863 or

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.