• Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Health and Social Care

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:


  • Start Date:


Start Date End Date Description
02/09/201919/06/2020Crawley / Full Time
Course fees information for period : Sep 2 2019 - Jun 19 2020
Web Fee Awarding Body Fee = £0.00
Web Fee Exam Fees = £0.00
Web Fee Other Fees = £0.00
Web Fee Tuition Fees = £4,000.00

About the course

Health and Social Care is one of the largest employment sectors in the country offering employment in the NHS, Private Health Care, Public Services and providing Care in an individuals home. Over the next 10 years the need for Health and Social Care Services are expected to increase by at least 20,000 jobs in the South East and London area alone, due to the rise in population age. This is why now is the perfect time for you to begin your training to work in Health and Social Care.

This programme aims to give learners the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career in the Health and Social Care industry.

Learners have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in a practical context and gain relevant work experience, which will improve their employability prospects. Learners as part of their programme have to undertake a minimum of 25 hours a week on a placement in a Health and Social Care setting.

Every learner at Crawley College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements.

  • Subject Course- Vocational or Chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12-16 hours a week
  • English and Maths - Every Learner will work towards Level English and Maths (C grade equivalent).Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths
  • 3E- Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.


Entry onto this programme is subject to applicants having achieved on or more of the following.

  • 4x GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English Language or 4x GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care with a Merit grade
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Successfully passed all observations on Health and Social Care Level 2

It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in Health and Social Care or Early Years Settings must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services check (DBS) at the enhanced level. This is to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals.

Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn following a meeting with the programme manager.


You will be assessed using a portfolio of the work you produce throughout the year. One assessment and placement observations.


There is a fee of £44 for the DBS check which will need to be paid at enrolment.

Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Cost Information for students aged 19 and over on the start date of their studies.

Students aged 19 and over may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Advanced Learner Loans

Learners who are aged 19 and over and studying Level 3 - 6 Further Education and training programmes.

Advanced Learner Loans will give learners in further education access to financial support for tuition costs, similar to that which is available in Higher Education. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing a loan, from the Student Loans Company, that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £25,000.

Learners aged 19 and over will therefore have the option to either:

  • Pay the course fees themselves
  • Have an employer/sponsor pay the course fees for them
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for the course fees

The Advanced Learner Loans are for anyone who is:

  • Aged 19 and above at the start of their course
  • Studying at Level 3 - 6 in Further Education and training
  • Resident in the UK
  • Has not previously had a loan to do the same type and level of qualification.

The loan is available irrespective of the learner’s current employment status and the loan will not be means tested or subject to any credit checks.

Attendance requirements

Placement times can vary according to the setting, learners can be required to do late or early shifts.

Holidays cannot be sanctioned during college term as there are a required number of days for the college and placement which must be completed in order to gain the qualification.

100% attendance is expected at college and work placement.

Learners should expected to be in college from 09:00- 17:30, 3 to 4 days a week.



Students who achieve all of the following will be able to continue onto their 2nd year.

  • Complete all the coursework required on the programme
  • Achieve GCSE English and Maths at grade C
  • Successfully complete all observations
  • Maintain an attendance record of 80% or higher

Those who do not achieve all of the above you may still be able to progress following a discussion with the programme manager.


Students are expected to bring the following items to all lessons.

  • Notepad
  • Ring Binder folder
  • Pen
  • Plastic Wallets
  • Dividers
  • USB
  • Access to a PC is an advantage
  • Textbook
  • polo shirt and fleece with college logo, (information will be given to you about this at interview) appropriate, comfortable black shoes and trousers when on placement.

We ask the students not to wear excessive jewellery or nail extensions when on placement as they are not appropriate to the setting.

For further information please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.



Due to changes with the awarding body unit information has not been included. This will be included as soon as possible.