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Health And Social Care L3 Extended Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

This challenging and demanding two year programme attracts UCAS points for entry to Higher Education. You MUST have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care at your personal target grade to progress to the second year. You may choose either the Health Studies, Social Care or Health & Social Care pathway in year two, depending on your future career choice.

We will take into consideration individual timetables for students who enter with some previously awarded units or have a desire to include A Level studies.

Course content

You are required to complete 18 units over a two year period to achieve success on this programme.

Units include: 
- Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care 
- Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care 
- Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care 
- Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence 
- Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care 
- Development through Life Stages 
- Physiological Disorders 
- Caring for Children and Young People 
- Public Health 
- Infection Prevention and Control 
- Students may also have the opportunity to study an AS Level or additional GCSEs.

Entry requirements

- Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C which must include English, Maths and Science
- A clean Enhanced Disclosure Certificate to attend placement
- Good school report
- Interview


Assessment involves the completion of assignments, group presentations, research and practical activities together with reports from work experience settings. There are no exams at present, however assignments may be produced under controlled assessment conditions from September 2014.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course gives you the equivalent of three vocational A Levels. Consequently, many learners choose to continue their studies at university, for example, in nursing (general, mental health and disabilities), social work, probation service, prison service and police. Alternatively, due to the range of subjects studied, there are many opportunities for employment in such areas as youth and community work and HM Forces or as a healthcare/care assistant. This course also provides the opportunity to progress into teaching. 

If you are thinking of progressing to Higher Education you should ideally aim to achieve a wide range of Distinction/Distinction* grades across the units.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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