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Health and Social Care (Level 3) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to go to university to study nursing, social work and many other health profession qualifications. It is also a great stepping stone for entering into employment.

Course content

You will study a range of core and optional units covering effective communication, development through the life stages, anatomy and physiology, sociological and psychological perspectives, nutrition, caring for children and young people and supporting and protecting adults. You will be required to undertake 1 day per week in a practical placement where you will take on the role of an employee in a variety of settings.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at C or above including English, maths and science, OR a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification at merit grade or above with a good reference.


Written assignments including essays, case studies, projects and a work experience based assignment.

Financial information

You will need to complete a DBS check at your own cost, approx. £44.

Future opportunities

HND or degree courses in Social Work, Medical Studies or Youth Studies, or employment in the sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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