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Level 3

Specific course entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 4 and GCSE Science (core) minimum grade 4. 

How will I be assessed?

You will study four units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment 58%

What will I study?

There is a range of Health and Social Care topics to prepare you for a career or further study.

You will study

• Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development

• Unit 2 Working in HASC

• Unit 5: Meeting individual care and support needs

• Unit 14: Physiological disorders and their care

Where will this course lead me?

This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2–year programme of learning. This will enable students to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the health and social care sector such as nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, radiographers, dieticians, podiatrists, midwives, primary school teachers, social workers or similar careers associated with this subject area. 

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Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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