Health & Social Care – Care Pathway

  • Level 3 Diploma

  • 2 years full-time

1.48 million people currently work in the social care sector. As people are living longer and older people are needing more care, social care is growing and the sector needs at least another half a million jobs and staff by 2030.

Studying at Level 3, you will benefit from work placement which is a great opportunity to experience working within an existing organisation and see what happens in an actual workplace.

This course is studied alongside the Skills Challenge Certificate of the Welsh Baccalaureate to give you a 3 A Level equivalent programme of study.

This course is designed to provide a highly specialist work-related qualification in the health and social care sector. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment or to progress to higher education.

Modules may include:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Sociological and psychological perspectives
  • Caring for children and young people
  • Values and planning
  • Personal and professional development (this will involve attending at least 3 work experience placements)

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Health & Care Learning Wales.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths
  • Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Merit at Level 2

Following successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma, continue your studies at university or enter employment within a variety of client groups in residential and day care settings.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £75*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course is designed to provide a highly specialist work-related qualification in the health and social care sector. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment or to progress to higher education.

Modules may include:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Sociological and psychological perspectives
  • Caring for children and young people
  • Values and planning
  • Personal and professional development (this will involve attending at least 3 work experience placements)

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Health & Care Learning Wales.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths
  • Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Merit at Level 2

Following successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma, continue your studies at university or enter employment within a variety of client groups in residential and day care settings.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £75*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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