Health and Social Care Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded A*-C / 9-4 including English or Maths or equivalent.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The Extended Diploma encompasses the wide variety of skills and knowledge required for the Health and Social Care sector and delivers this within the cross section of interesting and relevant units. The course inspires learners through a range of opportunities from work placement to educational visits and will allow learners to progress onto Higher Education or suitable career.

Course content
Students will study for an 18 unit qualification, which includes:
Developing Effective Communication
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Health, Safety and Security
Development through Life Stages
Personal and Professional Development
Public Health
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Sociological Perspectives
Psychological Perspectives
Caring for Children and Young Children
Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
Physiological Disorders
Complementary Therapies

How will I be assessed?
All units will include independent research/assignments, case studies and practical work. Each unit will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and your 18 units are equivalent to 3 A Levels.
You will undertake block week placements within a variety of Health/Social Care settings where you will be assessed in order to satisfy the Vocational Practice unit (min 100 hours).

Are there any special expenses?
Students will be expected to pay for their own transport expenses, for example bus fares to and from their placements, plus a DBS check and uniform before going on placement.

What could I do next?
This course gives access to higher education courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Degrees and other professions such as Teaching, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Physiotherapy and a variety of other related degrees. This qualification can also lead to work within a wide spectrum of Health and Social Care settings.

How to apply for this course

2019-2020 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
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