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

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

Adult and Children and Young People Pathway

This two year course will be knowledge-based and will be designed for post-16 learners who want to develop a breadth and depth of knowledge related to the Health and Social Care sector. It will provide a sound basis for learners who want to progress to higher education or to the workplace.

Areas of study include:

  • factors that affect human growth and development
  • common illnesses, diseases and disorders, and how they may be prevented and controlled
  • provision of health and social care: adults, children's and young people's services
  • promoting quality care and communication
  • promoting good health.
  • engagement strategies to support individuals in a range of care settings
  • understanding human behaviour – psychological theories
  • understanding mental health and well-being
  • promoting the rights of adults, children and young people

You will complete the Welsh Baccalaureate. You will also study literacy, numeracy and be required to undertake work placements in residential and nursing care, family centres and voluntary organisations.

You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course. Cost is approximately £40.

Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

Updated May 2021

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C (including English Language C and D in Maths) if studying alongside the Welsh Baccalaureate and/or successful completion of the Level 2 qualification.

Course Delivery

These qualifications will be assessed through a combination of two external written assessments and two non-exam assessments.

Progression Opportunities

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

Relevant careers sectors could include:

  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Early Years
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Psychology
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education

The qualifications could also lead to further education and training within the suite of Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications including:

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)

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: