Health and Social Care - Level 3 Certificate - CCCG
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Health and Social Care - Level 3 Certificate

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Camden Road Centre
Most suitable for: 16 - 18
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 3


This one-year course will develop your skills and knowledge in Health and Social Care, alongside improving your English and Maths, to help you progress into the sector. This course is available to learners who have completed the level 2 qualification in health and social care previously.

Learners in this course will also study maths and English GCSE. The course is studied on-site at the Camden Road campus. Learners are expected to attend all lessons that have been timetabled throughout the year.

During this course, you will also have the opportunity to complete additional training activities, such as a bespoke Safeguarding training session that is created for the care sector. This also includes the updates from 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022'.

This study programme is made up of various components. These include maths, English, Work placement and Enrichment activities.

Work placement opportunities are within a relevant setting according to your chosen career pathway. We are partnered with most London Hospitals and our work placement officers will work with you to secure the best placement opportunity available.


You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical topics across a broad range of subjects.

Topics covered can include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Support Needs
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care


You will need

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification
  • An Enhanced DBS check
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.


The course is assessed through a combination of coursework activities, theoretical and practical assignments, assessment tests, exams and case studies.

There are two externally assessed units. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Assignments are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. The external examinations are sat in January 2024 following your course start date of September 2023.


Aged 16-18

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.


You can progress to further study, such as an Access to Higher Education course, such as Access to Nursing or Access to Teaching - or a relevant HNC or HND. Other progression routes include apprenticeships or other employment, such as voluntary or paid work within a care setting.


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Elithia Yekeye

Elithia is a dedicated and accomplished educator with a diverse background that uniquely equips them for their role as a teacher at City and Islington College. Elithia holds a BSc Honors in Economics and a BSc Honors in Health and Social Care and understands the complexities of economic systems and the nuances of healthcare and social services.

Elithia’s journey into education took a purposeful turn when they achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Health and Social Care. This deliberate choice reflects Elithia’s passion for imparting knowledge and nurturing future professionals in the field. Prior to their teaching career, Elithia garnered valuable insights from the banking and care sectors, which enriched them to teach with real-world perspectives.

Elithia’s teaching career spans back to 2007 specialising in Health and Social Care both theoretical foundations and practical applications which is instrumental in fostering the growth of students pursuing Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care.

Before joining CANDI, Elithia worked at Harrow and East Buckshire Colleges and has vast experience in various educational settings and honed their adaptability and effectiveness as an educator, enabling them to cater to a diverse range of learning styles and needs.

Elithia’s dynamic teaching style, coupled with a rich professional background bridges the gap between academic knowledge and real-world practices. Their commitment to empowering students with comprehensive insights makes them an invaluable asset to City and Islington College as they continue to shape the next generation of professionals.

Esther Koroma

Esther was with City and Islington College from 2011-2016 and rejoined in September 2022. Esther successfully obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of East London, an MA in Development and Emergency Practice (Human Rights) at Oxford Brookes University and a PGCE/DTLLS at the University of Greenwich.

Esther has a decade of experience in teaching 16+ age groups and has taught a range of courses on BTEC, CACHE, OCR, and Gateway curriculum.  Esther contributes to enhancing learners' critical thinking skills and has achieved increases in achievement and success rates.  Esther finds the concepts studied in the MA in Development and Emergency Practice which includes human right to education; adequate housing, civil society, and social media platform; environment and disaster; and research invaluable learning insights for teaching and delivery. 

Esther has industry experience as a volunteer in assisting and helping vulnerable adults and people living with dementia in residential homes and those with mental health conditions in communities. Other interests of Esther include fundraising, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), advocacy in the alleviation of poverty, democracy, and world affairs.

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