NCFE CACHE Level 3 Health and Social Care qualifications

Qualification codes
601/6108/5 (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care)
601/6109/7 (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care)
601/6110/3 (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care)

Vocational qualifications are either work-related qualifications designed to enable students to gain the skills required to perform a particular job, or qualifications that may be taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the DfE performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds by the Secretary of State for Education in England under Section 96, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

The aim of these qualifications is to enable students to access higher education or assist with progression into the workplace.

These qualifications have been designed, written and reviewed by a team of subject matter experts, employers and higher education institutions.

Students will develop generic, transferable skills valued by employers, such as effective teamwork, planning and health and safety principles. As well as extending their creative and intellectual abilities, e.g. communication, innovation and critical evaluation.

For those who wish to study at a higher level, the qualifications will enable them to develop higher level learning skills such as independent working, research, self-reflection and collaborative learning.


A* – D



Portfolio of evidence.



Portfolio of evidence, one extended assessment.


Extended Diploma:

Portfolio of evidence; two extended assessments (one covering the ‘core mandatory’ units and one covering the ‘diploma mandatory’ units).