Working in the Health Sector (3176)

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016
Do you want to work in the health service or give your skills a boost? A Certificate in Working in the Health Sector gives you vital skills and knowledge. The qualification covers things like communicating effectively, maintaining quality standards, improving the service you offer and health, safety and security.
A Certificate in Working in the Health Sector can give you a route into work, as well as helping you in your job as, a healthcare assistant, district nurse, paramedic, occupational therapy support worker, mental health nurse, hospital administrator, hospital porter or hospital estates worker.

You do not need to have any formal qualifications to take this training.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This qualification covers areas such as:

  • Communications skills in the health sector
  • Health and safety principles
  • Personal development.

The Certificate in Working in the Health Sector puts the focus on practical skills. You can learn in a group or in the workplace. You'll demonstrate the skills and knowledge you've learned either through assignments or by portfolio recording of evidence.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
At this level, this qualification is suited to you if you're 14 or over and are just starting out in the health sector.

Level 3
At this level, this qualification is suited to you if you're 16 or over and are already involved in the health sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This City & Guilds qualification can give you a route into working in the health sector, as well as helping you develop your skills and knowledge.

This qualification could lead to a number of potential jobs including:

Level 2

  • Ambulance staff
  • Health Records Clerk
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Hospital Porter
  • Occupational Therapy Support Worker.

Level 3

  • Adult Nurse
  • Ambulance Person
  • Children's Nurse
  • Dental Nurse
  • District Nurse
  • Health Records Clerk
  • Health Visitor
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Hospital Porter
  • Learning Disability Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Support Worker
  • Paramedic
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Sterile Services Technician.

You might also be interested in the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Health (3173)
  • Level 2 NVQ in Support Services in Health Care (3504)
  • Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (3179).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You can deliver this qualification at your centre or in the workplace.

You will assess learners though online multiple choice tests, assignments or written exams.

In order to offer the Certificate in Working in the Health Sector, you will need:

  • suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment
  • suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You can get fast-track approval if you currently offer:

  • 3172 NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • 3173 NVQ in Health
  • 3504 NVQ in Support Services for Health.

Download the form for fast-track approval form.

Anyone can take this qualification.

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you're 16 or over and are already involved in the health sector.

You do six core units at Level 3:

  • Communication skills for working in the health sector
  • Equality and diversity in the health sector
  • Health, safety and security in the health sector
  • People and personal development in the health sector
  • Maintaining quality standards in the health sector
  • Service improvement in the health sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Level 3 qualification could lead to a number of potential careers including:

  • Adult Nurse
  • Ambulance Person
  • Children's Nurse
  • Dental Nurse
  • District Nurse
  • Health Records Clerk
  • Health Visitor
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Hospital Porter
  • Learning Disability Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Support Worker
  • Paramedic
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Sterile Services Technician.

You might also be interested in the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Health (3173)
  • Level 2 NVQ in Support Services in Health Care (3504)
  • Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (3179).

Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (3176-03)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6083/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110 - 110 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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