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Health and Social Care — Level 3 Certificate

Health and Social Care

Course ID: 174819

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Consisting of 2 qualifcations, this programme can lead to to career where you can make a real difference.
  • Supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Hands-on training from industry professionals.
  • Placements available in the health and social care sector.
  • Produce a personal development portfolio to showcase tour achivements.
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification.

What to expect from the course

This course consists of 2 qualifications. The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is for one year. After successful completion of the first year, there will be an opportunity for you to progress on to the Extended Diploma in year 2.

You may wish to complete this qualification to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress into higher education, following completion of the top up Extended Diploma. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas attracts UCAS points that equate to 3 A levels, carrying a maximum of 168 UCAS points.

You will study a number of core units including:

• Communication
• Diversity
• Psychology
• Sociology, and physiology as well as a wide range of specialist units.

You are expected to complete a placement in the sector to gain work experience. A key feature is also the opportunity throughout the programme is for you to produce a personal and professional development portfolio which links many aspects of your programme, as well as experiences outside the programme.


BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Why study with us?

You will be taught by qualified teachers who have experience, skills and qualifications in the field of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Care Professionals.

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

• Employment within the health and social care services.
• Access to Higher Education to study degrees with areas such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Paramedic Science and other allied health professions.

Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE English and/or Maths and Science at C or above. You must check this with the universities you may wish to apply to.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

1. 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Maths plus 3 other individual GCSEs.
2. A commitment to equal opportunities.

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 19 or over you may be entitled to a fee waiver for your course or 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 for24/25 is 4670.00
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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