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CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care

Oakwood Home Learning


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Distance learning, self-paced
12 months
Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care (VRQ)
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This CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is perfect for anyone looking to work in the health and social care industry and requires level 3 certification. By completing the qualification you will have shown a level of understanding in the care sector that is vital when working with people that have complex needs.


Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care (VRQ)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Studying for this CACHE Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification gives a great insight into working in care and allows people to work with children and adults. The course results in a fully recognised CACHE Level 3 qualification that is great for anyone currently working or looking to gain employment in the care sector.

This qualification comes with CACHE certification included at no additional cost. CACHE are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do

Study Time: 180 hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Paper Based

Assignments: 6

Course Content

Unit 1:Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

In this first part of the course we will be looking at how equality, diversity and inclusion are used within health and social care and the reasons for adopting an inclusive approach. By doing this you can include each individual that you care for and ensure they receive care to the highest possible standard.

Unit 2: Human growth and development

In this unit we will look at the various stages of development that humans undergo throughout their lifetime. This is a very difficult area of study as human life is incredibly complex and experiences differ for every individual. We will look at some work by top theorists on human development and explore the different stages that have been developed by psychologists.

Unit 3: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

Safeguarding and looking out for the well-being of those that you care for should always be something that is understood and checked within a health and social care setting. Doing this ensures that each person you care for is fully protected and safe from any potential risk which may come their way.


This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 4 working days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the course and will receive your certification.


All of the shipping costs for our courses are included in the enrolment fees and we offer worldwide shipping free of charge. This means you can get started on your course for much less without the hassle of paying expensive postage costs- you can leave these to us. All of our courses are printed, bound and shipped to you first class, within 1 working day, so you can get enrolled and get started on your new course in no time at all.

Tutor Support

All of our courses come with full tutor support throughout so that you can benefit from the best education. Our tutor support team includes a number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds- each one an expert in their own field with tutoring experience in abundance. Students at Oakwood are assigned a personal tutor who provides help and support throughout their course and will mark all of your assignments so that you have the personal touch of an industry expert there to help at all times. This tutor support is completely unlimited- which means you can contact your tutor and ask as many questions as you need when working through your course. With this support you will never feel alone on one of our courses and you will always be backed by a professionally qualified team dedicated to your success.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are already working, or looking to start a career in, health and social care. The course covers all aspects of social care and will help people to work in a range of different job roles in the care sector. These jobs include:

  • Residential care homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Day centres
  • Children’s centres
  • Health centres
  • Supported accommodation
  • Respite care
  • Residential schools
  • Special schools

Career path

This qualification supports progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

  • Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
  • Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services
  • Community-Based Support Workers

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.