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Health & Social Care Academy - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

With the population living longer in the UK the health and social care sector is experiencing huge growth and is one of the biggest industries in East Anglia. Our courses cover a wide range of topics and skills and prepare you for work, further study in the sector or university.The topics covered offer an insight into how knowledge and skills are applied to health and social care settings. Teaching methods are varied and include practical role plays, visiting speakers, case studies based on real people, independent study and use of professional resources designed to train care workers.Areas that you will study include:

  • Caring for people with additional needs
  • Psychology
  • Communication skills
  • Health promotion
  • Support work in social care
  • Anatomy and physiology
During the first year of study you will potentially complete nine units, six of which will be submitted for the Introductory Diploma which is an A-level equivalent with UCAS points.Progression to year 2 is dependent upon achieving an overall Merit from the first year units and dependent on whether six or the full nine units in year 1 were completed the programme will be fixed at either the Diploma (12 unit/2 A levels) or the Extended Diploma (18 unit/3 A levels).All of these carry appropriate UCAS tariff points and individuals wishing to progress to University are encouraged to look in advance at the course entry requirements to ensure that they will meet these from both a GCSE and Tariff point perspective.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or higher, including English and Maths
  • A satisfactory DBS check
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification
  • A satisfactory DBS check
If you are aged 19 or older, relevant industry experience may be accepted.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


This course is continually assessed by a combination of:

  • Written tests
  • Project and assignment work
  • Demonstration of competence in a range of practical skills

Financial information

Please see the college website for fee details

Further information

For further information, please visit the college website

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2018
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