Level 3

Health and Care Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
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/EU under 19s not in employment

What Next...

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