Health and Social Care

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington Sep-2016 Various 09:00 - 16:15 * see below 2 Year(s)
Rugby Sep-2016 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.

This course is suitable for young people who wish to study full time and gain a qualification in Health and Social Care in order to progress to Higher Education or employment. 

What modules are covered?

You will study 18 units over the two years. 

Mandatory Units are:  

  • 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 the Life Stages 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 
  • Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care 
  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care*

Optional Units may then include: 

  • Values and Planning in Social Care 
  • Caring for Children and Young People 
  • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence 
  • Public Health 
  • Physiological Disorders 
  • Promoting Health Education 
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care 
  • Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care 
  • Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care
  • Research Methodology for Health and Social Care

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

How will I be assessed?

A variety of methods are used to assess your progress.  These include essays. examinations individual and group presentations, case studies, assignments, projects, work based assignments.

The awarding body, will award you a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each module according to how well you cover the learning outcomes specified. You are required to complete a minimum of 100  hours work placement experience.

What is the entry process?

Application is via the college website. 

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 2

You will need 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above to include English or a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care (or another relevant field) at Merit .

You will also have a positive school or college reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality.

What else do I need to know?

All students will need to have a DBS check in order to ensure the safety of the vulnerable children and adults that you will come into contact with. Please discuss this with your interviewing tutor. The cost for this is £44.00 which is currently paid by the college.

The purchase of Course textbooks and placement uniform is also strongly advised

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.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: 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.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the extended Diploma  course you could progress to our Foundation Degree in Health or apply to an alternative Higher Education course  Relevant degree courses could include; nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy,social/youth work or teaching.

Alternatively at Diploma Level you could seek employment in health and social care settings such as hospitals, surgeries, nursing and care homes.

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.

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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