Level 3

Health and Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

This course is a two-year, full-time programme and is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector.  The course includes theory sessions and will include a placement. It is particularly suitable if you are interested in a career in nursing, midwifery, community care, occupational therapy and other related course such as social work and public health.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4/grade C including maths and English, or
  • Health and Social Care Level 2 Extended Certificate (distinction grade) plus maths and English at grade 4/grade C, or equivalent
  • You will also require an enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

 

Year one

  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Work experience in health and social care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspective

Year two

  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Promoting public health
  • Three optional units

Assessment & Feedback

  • Synoptic assessment
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • 100 hours work placement

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.

Important

Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

  • higher education – degrees in social work/nursing/midwifery/radiography
  • work as a carer
  • advanced apprenticeship