Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (NCFE CACHE) – September 2022

Start Date: 12 September 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds otherwise Adult Learner Loans available, costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care assistant.

The course content aims to develop your knowledge of the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities to service users and the wider health and social care sectors.

You will be required to undertake a mandatory work placement in a health care setting.

During this course you will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk

Course Content

Key modules on this course include: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care, Infection Prevention and Control, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care, Introduction to counselling skills for Health and Social Care Settings

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*- C / grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English and Maths.

Assessment Methods

  • Coursework
  • practical assignments
  • written assignments
  • presentations


The course may lead to employment in the care sector as a health care assistant, care support worker or care assistant. You may also progress on to university programmes such as the Foundation Degree in Professional Practice available at Chesterfield College.

The types of jobs available to you at the end of the course include: Care Support Workers in adult residential settings, Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments, Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services and Community-Based Support Worker roles.


£2882.00 incl VAT