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Health and Social Cadets — Level 3

Health and Social Care

Course ID: 164074

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • The Level 3 Healthcare Cadetship qualification will help you enter the healthcare industry.
  • Develop essential technical and practical skills.
  • Outstanding support from tutors, with classroom contact 3 days per week.
  • Take part in invaluable work experience 2 days per week.
  • Progress to university or to your career.

What to expect from the course

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

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.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

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 a Clinical Healthcare assistant, or as a Care Assistant.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

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.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


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 or over and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

19 years old or over 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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