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Health and Social Cadets — Level 3

Course information

Want to work in Healthcare? Would you like to study and gain lots of work experience at the same time? We will provide you with a relevant placement where you will gain the practical experience you need to get a job or progress on to University.
The Level 3 Healthcare Cadetship qualification will provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge to work within one of the health care industries.
What does the qualification cover?
The content of the qualification will look at areas such as:
Personal and professional development in health and care
Equality and diversity in health and care
Effective communication in health and care settings
Safeguarding for all in health and care
Science in health and care
Understanding cognitive impairment
Understanding individual care needs
Person centred working with children, young people, parents and carers
Research in health and care
Life span developments – health and care needs
Understanding physical disabilities and exploring mental health wellbeing
The course will be a mixture of classroom based activity (3 days per week) delivered by industry experts, and work experience (2 days per week). The work experience will give you the opportunity to put the skills you have learnt into practice.


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Care

This course leads to...

Following successful completion of this qualification you can gain UCAS points to progress to university to study Nursing, Midwifery, Social Care or other allied health professions or you could apply to work in a number of settings, such as:
Clinical Healthcare assistant
Care assistant

Entry Requirements

This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years. You need to have your GCSE maths, English and science at grade 4/C or above plus 3 other GCSEs at grade 4/C or above.

Why study with us?

You will obtain a 100% guaranteed work placement within the field of health and care services. You will be assigned a work based mentor to support your development within the work experience.
All cadet learners will receive a Cadet Uniform and Pin badge to wear both at work placement and within College.
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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 164074

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 2882.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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