Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma at Darlington College
A career in care can be varied, ranging from social work and nursing to community based careers. With a health and social care qualification, career opportunities are possible in many care environments, including hospitals, day centres and residential homes. This broad based course will give you and in-depth knowledge of issues within care, as well as extensive practical experience in a variety of care settings. If you are interested in a career which focuses on care, this course will provide you with the necessary qualifications.
You will have to attend lectures including tutor led sessions, practical sessions, workshops, and tutorials. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout the programme of study. Teaching and Learning will take place in both a college and real work environment to assist you in developing the practical skills required to achieve this qualification.
You will need to complete 14 mandatory units and 4 optional units to achieve this qualification. The Mandatory Units include;
- Human Growth and Development
- Sociological Perspectives in Health and Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care
- Protection of Children, Young People and Adults in Health and Social Care
Optional Units include
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Sociology of Health and Illness
- Behaviour Change in Health and Social Care
5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C including English or an appropriate Level 2 qualification at a merit grade.
You must also supply details of two personal referees who are not relatives so the college can formally write to them to obtain up to date references to support your application.
You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships, and we will also request a school or college report.
You will be assessed in a number of ways, including;
Assignment based tasks
Assessment at placement
Externally assessed assignments.
The Extended Diploma equips you with the essential knowledge and skills required to progress to Higher Education in a related field of study. The range if optional units, allows you to choose your preferred areas of interest and specialisms, such as;
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.