NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care

Open Study College
United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
24 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021
Contract Type

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Course overview

Whether you already have a job in a health and social care setting and want to advance your career or you are looking to go onto higher education, our Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is the ideal option.

This all theory-based course allows learners to expand their knowledge on the key subject areas of Health and Social Care including equality, diversity and rights, human developments and safeguarding practices.

Learn how to promote and practice higher quality care and excel in your career.

For students who are looking to get into higher education, you can earn up to 28 UCAS points when you have successfully completed the course. This can support your application to a college or university and will give you base knowledge if you are looking to take a course in a similar

Duration study load

The course should take you around 3 months to complete. You will have a year in order to complete with plenty of time for you to study at your own pace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, you must be at least 16 years of age.

Course features

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV critique service
  • Free employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • Free XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option


All assessments on this course are assignment based only, meaning you don’t need to complete a practical. These assignments must be submitted to your tutor for marking. There are no external examinations for this course, so it can be completed from home.

Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.


Qualification Number: 601/6108/5

Core Units

Unit 1

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit 2

Human Growth and Development

Unit 3

Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

Job outcomes

This course is suitable for students who wish to progress in careers such as:

  • Care support workers in adult residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
  • Care support workers in domiciliary services, support living or day services
  • Community-based support workers


  • Accredited by CACHE

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About Open Study College

At Open Study College we have helped more than 90,000 students over the last 13 years to enrol on courses that have helped them to achieve their goals.

Offering over 650 courses ranging from childcare to beauty therapy, we have something for everybody. All of our qualifications are independently accredited by established awarding organisations to provide courses such as A-Levels, GCSEs, and CACHE.

We have a fantastic team of expert tutors, knowledgeable and friendly student advisors and a caring student support team. We’re dedicated to supporting our students and pride ourselves on our service and care. We’re also proud to be rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot from over 1,500 reviews.

Family, respect and compassion are just some of the core values our company is built upon. Everyone’s lives are different and we want to ensure that no matter what your situation is, you’re able to get to where you need to. Whether that’s developing your current job, embarking on a brand new career, or fuelling a hobby, we have the course for you.