This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress on to Higher Education. Learners will usually be able to achieve the Certificate in one year. Learners will be required to attend placement in a real work nursing environment to support their learning. The minimum required number of placement hours are 75 hours. Entry requirements of Higher Education Institutions may specify the need for more work experience.
The Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care shares nine mandatory units and provides direct progression to the Extended Diploma. Nine ‘Core Mandatory’ units (graded A*-D; set by the awarding body marked by the Centre). The Certificate may be more suitable if you wish to progress to Higher Education but are taking other qualifications as part of a wider programme of study. It is also suitable if it is your intention to progress to further learning at Level 4 and above. Placement is a crucial element of the learner's journey. Listed below are some examples of appropriate settings which could support learners: Residential Care Home Nursing Home Hospitals
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care Human growth and development Safeguarding in health and social care Communication in health and social care Infection prevention and control in health and social care Psychological perspectives in health and social care Sociological perspectives in health and social care Working in health and social care Reflective practice
16-18yrs: Level 2 or 4 GCSEs to include English or maths at C or above Adults: Level 2 qualification and English and maths Level 2 Functional Skills
The Certificate may be more suitable if you wish to progress to Higher Education. It is also suitable if it is your intention to progress to further learning at Level 4 and above.