Health and Social Care

OCR Level 3 Extended Diploma

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington Sep-2015 Various 09:00 - 16:15 * see below 2 Year(s)
Rugby Sep-2015 Various 09:00 - 16:15 * see below 2 Year(s)

What will I study?

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you need to be successful in a career in the health and care sector. You will learn about various health and care settings and also have a chance to apply your learning during work experience.

What modules are covered?

A combination of mandatory and optional units.

You will have the opportunity to study a range of topics including;

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  • Development through Life Stages
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Professional Development for Health and Social Care 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Public Health 
  • Working in the Health Sector
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition 
  • Research

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 Extended Diploma

How will I be assessed?

The course programme consists of a series of assignments and projects. Some assignments will be individual activities; others will be group tasks. Students are required to complete a portfolio of course work and there will be opportunities to study GCSE in English and Maths.

This course can be studied over 2 or 3 years 

What is the entry process?

Direct application to the College followed by an interview.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 2

or a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including English (or Level 2 Functional Skills).

All learners are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure.

What else do I need to know?

Warwickshire College has been awarded recognised status by The National Skills Academy for Social Care, for delivery of high quality training for the care sector. We have demonstrated we take a professional approach to learning and development in adult social care.

A Recognised Provider has been through NSA rigorous review process and demonstrated to their satisfaction that their practice and delivery is firmly rooted in the academy's values.

Work Placement/Other Activities - The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care includes mandatory work experience. Embedded within the qualification is the importance of reflection and evidence-based practice. All learners are required to have a clear Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check for placements in Health & Social Care settings.

Tutorial support is an integral part of the course

Tuition/Material Fees
For European Union students on full time courses (450+ hours) a refundable book deposit of £30 is required by the student. This is refundable at the end of the course.

Material Fees - as well as the £30 refundable book deposit, additional fees for all learners are:

Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) application £44*

Placement T-Shirt £10*

Extra-Curricular Fee £25*  (non-refundable, payable at enrolment)

Course Textbook £20*

*Prices are subject to change

For over 19s there will be a charge for tuition fees and exam registrations. Funding may be available depending on previous qualifications.

Attendance - Students are expected to attend College 9.00am - 4.15pm.  We do not advise students to book holidays during term time as it can be disruptive to their education.

Transport For information on transport, please contact the Transport Office on 0300 45 600 47 or have a look at the advice given on our website

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

What can I do after this course?

Learners are given the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in Health & Social Care Sector.

On successful completion of the course, there are many opportunities for progression including Higher Education at Warwickshire College.
Studying Health and Social Care can lead to a range of careers such as:
· Health Care Assistant
· Residential nursing with the elderly
· working in a Children’s Residential Home
· working for charity/voluntary organisations
· Play worker
· General nurse
· Paediatric nurse
· Mental health nurse
  Community Nurse
· Psychologist
· Occupational Health Worker
  Speech and Language Therapist
  Adult Social Worker
· Children’s Social Worker
· Family Support Officer
· Youth Worker.

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

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Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc. All students pay a book deposit of £30 which is refundable at the end of the course.

UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are 24 or over at start of this course, you can apply for a new loan to cover the course fees. There are no repayments until the course is completed and you are earning £21000 or more. Therefore if you earn up to £21000 a year there’s nothing to pay back. If you earn £22000 a year your loan repayments would be as little as £7 per month. Call us for more information.

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

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