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Health and Social Care - CACHE Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course provides learners with the competences to work within the health and social care field and progress to university.
You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments and the course covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
The course consists of academic work within the college and practical work within the industry and entry is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Course content

• Communication
• Health, safety and security in health and social care
• Development through the life stages
• Engage in personal development
• Promote equality and inclusion
• Principles for implementing duty of care
• Principles of safeguarding
• The role of the health worker
• Promote person-centred approaches

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Science or Maths plus one other academic subject. Or BTEC First Diploma at Merit or above and GCSE at grade C in English/Level 1 Functional Skill in English.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course the next step is to progress onto further qualifications, such as the Extended Diploma, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, HNC or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: HSCL3CDFR1


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      The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 of the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre
      By Rail:
      Rochdale train station, with frequent connections to Leeds, Bradford and Manchester, is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.
      By Bus: 
      The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.