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Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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The Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been designed to enable learners to access Higher Education or assist with progression into the workplace. The course is ideal for learners who wish to extend their experience and knowledge in the health and social care sector.

You will be assessed throughout the course to check on your progress in a variety of ways. This includes course work and work placement observations.


  • Ethics
  • Working in the sector
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Empowerment
  • Protection of children and young people
  • Safeguarding
  • The role of play
  • Personal professional developmnt
  • Reflective practice
  • Infection prevention
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Equality & diversity
  • Human growth & development
  • Public health
  • Communication

Who is the course for?

  • Adults aged 19+

Entry requirements

  • Have Level 2 Health and Social Care or related vocational area
  • Be working towards or have achieved Level 2 in English and Maths OR 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C

Additional requirements:

  • Related work experience
  • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement and will be required to demonstrate academic ability


Degree level qualification in Health and Social Care

Employment in the health and social care sector including:

  • Care work
  • Charities
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Advice and guidance
  • Mental health
  • Disability support
  • Youth work

When is the course run?

September 2019

Course Fees

For people aged 19+ the course fee is £7395. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.