Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Work Based Learning

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

36 Weeks





Course Level


Home / Course / Health and Social Care Technical Extended Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who work with adults in a wide range of health and social care settings. It helps support the professional development of those who work in health and social care, in the public private or voluntary sectors, including support workers, domiciliary and residential.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’ll need five GCSEs inc. English language at grade 4. Maths at grade 4 is preferred but not essential.

Those who wish to pursue nursing or midwifery undergraduate courses after college will require a grade 4 in Maths.

You must also have successfully achieved the first year of the diploma. You’ll also need to complete a satisfactory DBS Clearance check.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course builds on a variety of topics covered in the Level 2 qualification including:

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Principles of safeguarding
  • The role of the health care worker
  • Health and safety
  • Person centred care

You will also undertake specialist knowledge units relating to the area in which you work such as dementia awareness or learning disabilities.

How you will learn

You’ll learn mainly in the workplace and your assessor will visit you at pre-agreed times. You’ll also be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could move on to further study or progression in your career.