Foundation/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, Level 3

Course overview

Are you interested in a career in caring? Could you see yourself working with both adults and children? Would you like to become a midwife? This course could provide you with the knowledge and expertise to do so. In your first year you will study the Subsidiary Diploma, and on successful completion of this, you will progress to your second year, where you will complete your Extended Diploma. Throughout the course, you will study a range of topics that will include; Effective Communication, Anatomy, Physiology, Lifespan Development, Health, Safety and Security, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. Our course will take your learning to an advanced level and help you gain a new perspective on a range of health and social care issues.

If you are keen to develop a career in this area and are thinking of going to university, then this is the course for you. Our course will help you explore a range of exciting health and social care issues through classroom study, group discussion and project work. You will also attend a work placement for at least one day a week.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs (A*-C) or (Grade 4/5 and above) including English and maths. Alternatively, you will be considered if you have achieved a relevant Level 2 qualification, such as a Level 2 Pathway in Caring for Children and Adults. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

You will also need to complete a DBS check and provide a reference.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through a variety of methods including assignments, practical assessments, case studies and presentations. You will also be observed in the workplace, and evidence from your work placements are integral to the assessment process.

What can I do next

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, Level 3 will enable you to work in a variety of roles, such as a healthcare assistant within the NHS, carer within elderly care and residential care, or a support worker for people with learning disabilities. It will also equip you to study for a degree in nursing (adult, child and mental health), midwifery, social work, occupational therapy and more.

Course Modules

- Effective communication
- Anatomy and physiology
- Lifespan development
- Health, safety and security
- Equality, diversity and human rights

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Start Date
September 2018

Qualifications / Level
Level 3

Study Type
Full Time

All Saints Worcester
Redditch Campus

Under 19: Free

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