Why Should You Take This Course?
This full-time Level 3 course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in the Health or Social Care sectors. The course will inspire you through a range of opportunities including work experience, talks, trips and workshops. You will investigate the Health and Social Care sectors in the classroom and the range of work placements will allow you to put theory into practice.
To achieve the Extended Diploma, you must achieve 18 units graded 9-4; 14 units are mandatory, and 4 are optional. Two of the mandatory units of work take the form of an externally marked assignment. The mandatory units are:
• Equality and diversity
• Human growth and development
• Safeguarding in health and social care
• Communication in health and social care
• Infection prevention and control in health
and social care
• Psychological perspectives in health and social care
• Sociological perspectives in health and social care
• Working in health and social care
• Reflective practice
• Empowerment in health and social care
• Protecting children, young people and adults
• Anatomy and physiology
• Research skills
• Personal and professional development
The optional units may include: dementia awareness, end of life care, mental health and wellbeing, nutrition for health,
How will I be assessed?
There are no exams in this qualification; you will provide a portfolio of evidence which will include essays, PowerPoint presentations, leaflets, and booklets. All units are graded 9-4. You will also complete two extended assessments which are set and marked externally.
Are there any special expenses?
You will complete 150 hours work experience as part of the course. There may be some transport costs involved, although placements are arranged near to home or college where possible. There is a cost for a DBS check and a College polo shirt and sweatshirt.
What could I do next?
This course gives access to higher education courses such as Nursing, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and a variety of other related degrees. The qualification also leads to work within the Health and Social Care sector.