Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

This course will provide a vocationally specific qualification that allows you to practice in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. It will equip you with a broad, transferable foundation of skills and knowledge that are relevant to many careers within Health and Social Care.

  • What will be studied
    Course content includes: Equality , diversity and rights in health and social care Human growth and development Safeguarding in health and social care Infection prevention and control in health and social care Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Dementia awareness
  • What are the entry requirements?
    One of the following: Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (grade Distinction) with placement experience. Five GCSEs grade C or above (one must be English Language)
  • Where does this course lead to?
    Higher Education:- Adult Nursing, Social Work, Criminology, occupational therapy Employment: Care worker, Support worker
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)
  • How will this course be delivered?
    You will be studying in college for three days a week and attend work placement for one day a week.
  • How will I be assessed?
    The course is assessed through work experience and a range of methods to include assignments, portfolios and practical tasks. There are two external assessments. Functional skills or GCSE maths and English are included in this programme where needed.
  • How to get a place?
    You can apply online. You will then be required to attend an interview.
  • Other Information:
    200 hours work experience required over the two years
  • Exam Board:
    CACHE
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
    Nursing, social work a variety of Allied professions

Deliveries

Start Date : September 2017 End Date : June 2019 Fee : DBS payment, uniform for placement, a course text book, stationery and a USB stick. Additional costs may be incurred for mandatory placement attendance.
Day : Monday Time : Mon-Fri: 15 hours per week to include a 2 hour tutorial Fee Description : DBS payment, uniform for placement, a course text book, stationery and a USB stick. Additional costs may be incurred for mandatory placement attendance. Duration : 2 Years
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Case Studies
Jodie Haynes (Health & Social Care)
Jodie Haynes started Kidderminster College on a Level 2 Childcare course and progressed to Level 3 in Health and Social Care. Jodie is dyslexic, however she completed her full time qualification with an overall grade of triple distinction, an outstanding achievement in itself. Alongside this,read more
Mollie Breakwell and Jordan Priest (Health & Social Care)
Two Kidderminster College health and social care learners, Mollie Breakwell and Jordan Priest both won places to continue their studies at university after achieving their care qualifications. Gaynor Edgar, lecturer in health and social care, said: “Many people areread more

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