Course Type / Attendance
Health and Social Care
Award to be received
Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Who is this course for?
This course is for people who are looking to work in a career in health and social care. It provides opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. The level 3 Extended Diploma enables you to;
- prepare for further learning or training
- develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in health and care with the aim of enhancing your employability
- develop your knowledge and skills as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.
You will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.
Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter employment or to progress to higher education in careers such as social work, nursing, psychology, midwifery or physiotherapy.
What do you need to apply for the course?
Five GCSE’s at grade 4 (C) including maths or English or a full level 2 Diploma.
DBS Clearance to attend placement.
What are the key things you'll learn?
The Technical Extended Diploma requires you to attend 100 hours work placement in year 1 and year 2 of the course – one day per week. This enables learners to link their care practice to the units delivered in the classroom.
Year 1 units include
- Developing effective communication in health and social care
- Health, safety and security in health and social care
- Equality diversity and rights in health and care
- Anatomy and physiology
- Promoting health education
- Development through the life stages
- Personal and professional development in health and social care
Year 2 units include
- Sociological perspectives for health and social care
- Psychological perspectives for health and social care
- Caring for children and young people
- Safeguarding adults and promoting independence
- Physiological disorders
- Nutrition for health and social care
How you will learn
Your course is taught through classroom learning, directed study and placement. You will be assessed through , course work which includes, presentations, reports, essays and role plays.
Where could this course take you?
You can progress on to higher education in careers such as social work, nursing, psychology, midwifery or physiotherapy
What costs will you incur?
You may need to pay for field trips and bus fare to placement.