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Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

The Subsidiary Diploma is delivered in year 1, on successful completion of which students can continue onto the extended Diploma in year 2.Both courses are qualifications on their own. The Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three A-Levels. The units will include: Equality, Diversity and Rights, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology and Public Health. Students will participate in work placement within a variety of health care settings. The Extended Diploma is an extension of the first year and builds higher academic and vocational experience for the students.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, including Maths and English and preferably Science. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


The course is continually assessed by course work, assignments, practicals, short tests and portfolios of evidence.

Future opportunities

Course qualifies for UCAS point. Progression to a higher level qualification or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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