This quaification is suitable for individuals working in roles such as:
You should be employed and working in a health care environment within a supervisory role.
You should have a good standard of English.
This qualification is within the Diploma range of credit. Learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits to gain the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services. To do this they must achieve:
This qualification has 172 guided learning hours (GLH). The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification is 370. All units must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Health’s Assessment Principles and/or Skills for Care and Development’s Assessment Principles.
The overall grade for the qualification is a ‘pass’. The learner must achieve all the required units within the specified qualification structure. To pass a unit the learner must:
The qualification is designed to be assessed in the workplace, in conditions resembling the workplace, as specified in the assessment requirements/strategy for the sector, or as part of a training programme.
You could apply for a student loan of £2,800 which you will not repay until your salary is £25,000 or above. Invoicing is negotiable.
It is anticipated that learners will progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.
Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."
I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.
For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.
These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.