Health and Social Care - Principles and Contexts (L3 Certificate and Diploma)

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

This two year course examines a variety of current and topical issues in the health and social care sector. Topics in the first year are likely to include:

  • Human growth and development
  • Diseases and disorders and how they may be prevented
  • Promoting quality care and communication
  • Promoting good health
In the second year, you will be able to broaden your study by completing two topics from optional units such as:
  • Engagement strategies to support individuals in a range of care settings
  • Understanding human behaviour
  • Understanding mental health and wellbeing
  • Promoting the rights of adults, children and young people
You will also complete the Core Qualification alongside this course.
These qualifications will require a set work placement.
Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.
Updated November 2019

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science. You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course. Cost is approximately £40.

Course Delivery

You will also study literacy and numeracy modules which will include Essential Skills Wales and other related qualifications which may include an exam.

Students are also required to undertake work placements (residential and nursing care, family centres and voluntary organisations).

Progression Opportunities

Foundation Degree in Care and Support / Early Childhood / Community Work and Employability at Gower College Swansea.

Employment in social work, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, radiography, criminology, environmental health and probation.

Additional Information

Polo shirts are £10 and you will need two.

There may be additional costs involved for trips and these will be explained as they arise.

Course deliverable in Welsh: